Top Five Sneakers for Basketball Season


Basketball’s back. The NBA season is gearing up again and for those of you on the amateur level, you need new sneakers for when you take to the court this off season. Check out these kicks that’ll complement the skills you’ve been honing all summer.

Top-quality with a price tag to match, the Nike Air Max Hyperposite is this season’s frontrunner. With a hybrid Foamposite and Hyperfuse upper, it’s
sculpted for durability and lightweight performance. Add a 360 Max Air midsole and it’s ready to elevate your hoops game.

Designed for none other than 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose, the adidas Rose 3.0 is from a lineage of high-performance sneakers. Lightweight and draped in synthetic leather, it’s functional and fancy all in one. Take your game to the next level with this shoe built to separate an MVP from all the rest.

You know shoes fit for a king had to make the list, and LeBron James’ LeBron X+ is among the cream of the crop. Bringing back a full-length Zoom Air compartment from last year’s model, comfort and responsiveness is the emphasis with this pair. And to literally top it off, the Hyperfuse upper will keep your feet aerated and light for rising above the competition.

Premier point guard Chris Paul’s game is all about speed and quickness, and the sixth installment of his namesake shoe line is predicated on delivering just that. The CP3 VI is the only low-top featured in this top-five, sacrificing ankle support for a freer range of motion. Add that to an all rubber outsole for superior traction, and you’re primed for an explosive season.

The most affordable of the bunch, the Nike Hyper Aggressor is just as bold as the rest. It has all of the frills, without the flash, keeping the price  at a reasonable point. Hyperfuse technology and Max Air unit in the midsole? Check and check. All in all, this shoe is perfect for the unassuming baller looking to catch the opposition off-guard.