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Here you will find all our Nike basketball sneaker reviews. Everything from Nike’s LeBron line, to Kobes, to Nike’s Zoom Series. You can also check out our curated lists of the best Nike basketball shoes to find the best Nike hoop shoes that are currently available.  

Best Current Nike Basketball Model

Nike KD 14

Easily one of the best shoes of 2021. The cushion system is amazing. The midsole is Cushlon with a full-length Zoom strobel. The materials are not premium but they are functional.
$ 150
  • Rating: 9.7

Latest Nike Basketball Reviews

Nike Air Monarch IV

Nike Air Monarch IV Performance Review

Here at WearTesters, we test a LOT of high-tech, high-performance sneakers. For this Father’s Day, I decided to mix things up and walk a day in my dad’s shoes. Or at least try to play basketball in them (Editor’s Note: he did this on his own and we’re not liable for what happens). So I grabbed a pair and walked
Nike PG 5 Performance Review

Nike PG 5 Performance Review

The Nike PG 5 is a solid sneaker and an upgrade from the last signature shoe in most areas. Plus, you have the option of making your colorway. Colorway: Black/White/Barely Green/Multi-Color Release Date: January 21, 2021 Price: $110 The Nike PG 5, Paul George’s 5th signature shoe, was highly anticipated by many because of the line’s usually more budget-friendly price
Nike Air Flight Lite Mid Scottie Pippen PE

Nike Air Flight Lite Mid Scottie Pippen PE Review

The Nike Air Flight Lite Mid Scottie Pippen PE isn’t a hype sneaker, but it’s worth our attention. It’s not every day that a brand releases colorways made specifically for their athletes. Recently, Nike has been doing that more often. W’re glad these are available to us now. Despite what the namesake of this shoe says, we think it’s cool
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20+ Best Nike Basketball Shoes

Nike puts out a ton of different basketball models every year. Just keeping track of all the different releases is a headache. So knowing which are the Best Nike Basketball Shoes or the best on-court performers is a tall order. But not to worry, that’s what we’re here for. At WearTesters, our expert testers put all these kicks through their
Gary Payton Shoes

Gary Payton Shoes: A Full Timeline

Gary “The Glove” Payton was born in Oakland California in 1968. He would become an All-Star, a Gold Medalist, one of the greatest defenders ever to play in the NBA, a Hall of Famer, and Gary Payton’s shoes made him a low-key sneaker legend. He has one of the most underrated and underappreciated signature lines that Nike ever released. Payton
Nike Air Sonic Flight

Nike Air Sonic Flight Review

The Nike Air Sonic Flight is historical in a lot of ways, but especially for our own Chris Chase. It’s nice to remember the first time we were able to buy name brand shoes. The passion that it started for us has most likely grown into a collection and a love for nostalgia, culture and greatness. Most of us will

Nike LeBron Shoes

Nike Lebron 19 Low

Nike LeBron 19 Low Review

The Nike LeBron 19 Low changes the tech specs from the high-cut version, but that isn’t bad. It’s still comfortable. Colorway: Black/White-University Red Release Date: 2022 Price: $180 The Nike LeBron 19 Low looks good and feels good. The low versions of LeBron James’ shoes have been hit and miss over the past several years. Sometimes they’re great, other times
Nike LeBron 9 Watch the Throne

Nike LeBron 9 Watch the Throne Review

The Nike LeBron 9 Watch the Throne used to be a very limited pair, reserved only for friends and family of LeBron James, Kanye West and Jay-Z. Now, 10 years later, they’re going to be made public and we’re all here for it. Whether you’re a fan of the player or the artists, you’re for sure going to want to
Nike LeBron 19

Nike LeBron 19 Review

The Nike LeBron 19 has all the cushion you need and then some. It’s a combination of Air, Zoom Air, and Cushlon. It’s more than enough. Colorway: White/Dutch Blue – Blue Void Release Date: 2021 Price: $200 The Nike LeBron 19 has been one of the, if not the most, anticipated sneaker of 2021. We all know that these were
Nike LeBron Witness 6

Nike LeBron Witness 6 Review

The Nike LeBron Witness 6 is LeBron James’ budget model that doesn’t even feel all that budgety, in fact it is one of the best budget models of 2021. Back then we may have gotten decent polyurethane and an encapsulated Air Sole unit. More than 20 years later, we have a cheaper shoe that has a near-full-length Air Sole unit
Nike LeBron 8 South Beach 2021

Nike LeBron 8 South Beach 2021 Review

The Nike LeBron 8 South Beach is back for the first time since its debut in 2010. And we all know which moment in basketball history we associate this with: The Decision. It wasn’t a good look for LeBron James at the time but these shoes definitely were a good look on foot. We’re just happy that these came back
LeBron 18 Low Featured Image

Nike LeBron 18 Low Performance Review

The Nike LeBron 18 Low comes after a good run by the Nike LeBron 18, its higher cut brother that’s actually the same collar height. The LeBron 18 was a good shoe with some obvious weaknesses that made it a bit too unstable for some. This time around, LeBron’s Nike design team made just the right tweaks to upgrade the original.

Nike Kobe Shoes

Nike Kobe 11

Nike Kobe 11: The Last Good Kobe Shoe?

The Nike Kobe 11 may have been the last great Kobe shoe. They didn’t make them nearly as well after this one. Colorway: Cool Grey/Black-University Red Release Date: May 5, 2016 Price: $200 Kobe Bryant was always serious about his sneakers. He was involved in every way possible because he wanted to get the best out of himself with the help of his shoes. That is very evident in the Nike Kobe 11. We can see how the Mamba himself was included in the design and function of the silhouette.
Nike Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16

Nike Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16 Review

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16 is the newest shoe from Kobe Byrant‘s line. We sure miss Mamba and his daughter, Gigi, and having these released to the public was a great way to pay tribute to them. Not only that, but you also get to support a great cause. The Nike Kobe 6 Protro is a great performer, and with all the essential tech specs in place in this release, you can expect more of the same. Just be patient with the break-in period.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol

Nike Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol Review

The Nike Kobe 1 Protro Del Sol is not a new sneaker release. This review for this colorway would have been released four years ago if it didn’t sell out so quickly. But better late than never. Right? We highly recommend this pair for playing basketball, if you can find a pair for a reasonable price, which is tough after Kobe’s passing. Whether you play indoor or outdoor they work extremely well. And if you can rock these casually, then props to you.
Nike KB24

Nike KB24 Review

The Nike KB24 is a shoe that not a lot of sneaker enthusiasts are familiar with. With the passing of Kobe Bryant, it has been comforting to get some of his sneakers as a piece of memorabilia, even though some may not be as popular. There are a lot of performance elements of this shoe, some borrowed from previous main models, but these were made to be a lifestyle or casual shoe. These aren’t to be taken for granted.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro Hall of Fame

Nike Kobe 5 Protro Hall of Fame Review

The Nike Kobe 5 Protro Hall of Fame is a shoe making waves in the sneaker industry and amongst Kobe fans. In commemoration of Kobe’s induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, with Michael Jordan presenting him no less, Nike collaborated with Undefeated to bring us a shoe to remember him and his greatness. We miss the Black Mamba, but we’re glad we have a chance to buy and wear his sneakers.
Kobe 5 Protro Bruce Lee

Nike Kobe 5 Protro Bruce Lee

The Nike Kobe 5 Protro Bruce Lee is a shoe holy grail that our fearless leader Chris Chase (aka Nightwing2303) has never owned…till now. He tried for them originally in 2010 and when they returned as Protro last year. We all know what’s happened to the Kobe Bryant shoe market over the past year so his luck was…not great. Luckily, WearTesters contributor Evan Miranda was able to cop a pair at his local spot in Spain and offer them to Chris for retail plus shipping. Now, all that’s left for

Nike Kevin Durant (KD) Shoes

Nike KD 15

Nike KD 15 Performance Review

The Nike KD 15 is a superb performance model. It keeps all the great features of the previous KD signature and also updates a few things. Colorway: Light Lemon Twist/Bright Crimson-Black Release Date: June 2022 Price: $150 The Nike KD 15 is the newest in the line of Kevin Durant’s signature sneakers. After the success of last year’s model, which made it to our Best Basketball Shoes list, we think we got a worthy successor. Many of the things that worked last time are back, and some changes may make
Nike KD 14 Performance Review

Nike KD 14 Performance Review

The performance review for one of the best basketball shoes of 2021, the Nike KD 14, has arrived. Colorway: Black/Copa/Orange Trance/White Release Date: April 14, 2021 Style Code: CZ0170-001 Price: $150 Score Breakdown Traction 9.3/10 Cushion 9.5/10 Materials 8.7/10 Fit 8/10 Support 8/10 Weight and Sizing Long Short Wide Narrow Heavy Light

Nike KD 13 Deconstruction

The team at Fast Pass is at it again, this time coming through with a KD 13 deconstruction. The Fast Pass deconstructions are always interesting because they provide a detailed look at the technology and materials the brands are putting inside their best shoes.
Nike KD 13 Review Detailed Look

Nike KD 13 | Detailed Look and Review

Today we take a first look at the upcoming Nike KD 13. The Nike KD 12 is still one of my favorite sneakers to play in and the upcoming KD 13 might take its place whenever we’re no longer on quarantine.

Nike KD12 ‘YouTube’ | Official Look

The Nike KD12 will release in a ‘YouTube’ colorway celebrating Kevin Durant’s YouTube channel. While KD hasn’t been very active on his YouTube channel since joining the Brooklyn Nets, this colorway may point to Durant becoming more active once he gets more acclimated to his new surroundings.

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