Shoes for My Game

I believe the time is better now than ever before to take a much-deserved break from my business and take part in a basketball competition. I think that I need a bit of a diversion in my life and so I am throwing my full weight behind this competition. And fittingly, that means that I will have to buy a new pair of shoes for the competition since the ones I currently have are on their last days. I don’t play basketball as much as I used to, so I am not exactly sure which brands put out the best models. But I don’t have to go far for advice as I have several friends that play nearly every weekend and are always up on the latest trends and sports stars releasing their own designs.

What most people erroneously believe is that you need a specific type of shoe for the position that you are playing. The truth is that any basketball shoe can accommodate a player of any position as long as it meets the requirements and specifications. You can typically find detailed information about a shoe from their websites, through review sites, and even first-hand from friends and colleagues if you want to be able to rate their performance before buying a pair. The most important features for me involve the weight, performance specifics, and of course the price.

There are so many shoes on the market now that picking just one pair can prove especially arduous, but if you want to get the latest releases, it may take you up to three or four weeks to decide on a new pair that meets all of your requirements. For me personally, it usually takes about a month because I have some clear-cut rules when it comes to my basketball shoes and on many things, I am not willing to make any compromises. For me, the most important issues for shoes:

  • good basketball shoes grip floors and allow you to maneuver more effectively
  • shoes that reduce knee/foot stress and provide protection against impact
  • shoes are comfortable and fit tightly around feet
  • support ankles to prevent rolling

Friends of mine had a lot of great information to give to me, telling me to check this page on for the best shoes out there for both indoor and outdoor use, since there really is a difference between the two that most people often overlook. And the link gave me pointers on which shoes to add for consideration based on my style of game.

Based on these criteria, the following are the basketball shoes that I have read up on and think are among the best for most people. If you have any further suggestions, please feel free to let me know what you think as well.

Adidas Performance Crazy Explosive

Adidas Performance Crazy Explosive

Adidas is known for making great shoes across all sports, and these are no exception, boasting the power, high energy and ultimate in performance they have been known for. These are exceptional basketball shoes that provide the comfort you need when playing. Not only is it lightweight and breathable, but you get great airflow in these shoes and you don’t have to worry about excessive moisture because they have been designed to keep wearers’ feet dry and cool during intense sessions. With their special lace system, pressure on the feet is relieved through both the arches and heel since your foot is locked down to avoid slipping issues.

Many users noted how comfortable the lining inside was and the mesh tongue gave increased breathability which is always an issue for those that are prone to excessive sweating when working out. Some users were not as happy with the style of this shoe, but I personally love the design and more importantly, these shoes are great for traction and dipping and weaving and not worrying about falling on the hardcourts.

Lebron Soldier IX

Lebron Soldier IX

Lebron James is one of the most exciting players ever in the history of the game, so it is only fitting that his shoes are among the most coveted in the industry. These shoes are exceptional, boating high stability and support, and a special strap system that ensures optimal performance both on and off the court. Users note the premium sleeve wraps, rubber pods for the best traction, and cushioning that is responsive against your body movement. Sure, some users note they are expensive, but if you want the best you have to be willing to fork over the cash for them. But at the end of the day, these shoes are built to last and you will have few complaints from previous buyers in regards to how well they perform on the court.