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Basketball Shoe Reviews

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WearTesters Basketball Shoe Reviews are in-depth assessments and performance reviews of basketball shoes in real-world conditions. We evaluate fit, cushion, materials, traction, support, durability, pricing, and overall value.

The top 3 performance basketball shoes right now are:

Nike KD 16

The Nike KD 16 is another great hoop shoe in Kevin Durant’s signature line. The Nike KD 16 is very different from the Nike KD 15 (which was also an amazing hoop shoe) but there really haven’t been any downgrades. We have a new gear-shaped traction pattern etched into a translucent rubber sole, an excellent cushioning system that combines a cushlon midsole a large zoom unit in the forefoot, and an Air Stroble that covers the midfoot and heel. Materials are nothing to write home about but the mix of textiles and synthetic leather works well on court, as do all the support features in the shoe. Read the full reviewPrice: $160

Buy Nike KD 16

Nike LeBron 21

The Nike LeBron 21 promises to be a beast on court. It can be described as a remix of the Nike LeBron 20, and, that shoe was amazing, and in fact the best basketball shoe from last year. Barring any unfortunate surprises, this will be one of the top models this year, one of the most versatile, and one of the most comfortable on court, as well as an attainable Kobe substituteRead the full review. Price: $200

Buy Nike LeBron 21

Way of Wade 10

The Way of Wade 10 is one of the best basketball shoes of the year. The shoes comes with ultra-bouncy cushioning, a great one-to-one fit, and grippy traction. Price: $225-240. See the full review.

Buy Way of Wade 10

You can check out our list of the best basketball shoes if you are looking for the best of the best or our best budget basketball shoe list if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

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