Shoes are not all the same
At SportSpar, you’ll find Men’s and Women’s Basketball Shoes of renowned brands such as Adidas, Nike and Under Armour. The manufacturers use state-of-the art technologies and latest innovations to create the perfect basketball shoe. No matter if you prefer the classic or the trendy version, here are a few points to consider when buying your new favourite shoe:
Apart from the right size, your shoe should be as light as possible but also non-slipping. The typical basketball shoe has a high top to offer a firm foothold. That’s especially important when you stop in a fast-forward movement or when you suddenly change direction – typical for basketball. Furthermore, a professional basketball shoe has to be shock absorbing thanks to air and gel cushions. If your outer sole is a little bit stiffer, your shoe will be more flexing, just in case you’ll need more bounce – an advantage quite important for the big man, the so-called Center. That’s why basketball pros like Shaquille O'Neal prefer the high tops or high cuts.
Point Guards like Stephen Curry and Power Forwards like LeBron James need a lighter basketball shoe for a bit more freedom when playing very fast. So, they decide for the lighter version, low tops or low cuts.
Being a beginner or an amateur or even a basketballer who can play various positions on the court, you’d better go for a compromise of both – the mid tops or mid cuts.
Who is more famous: the basketball player or the shoe?
Today, we associate a lot of Men’s and Women’s basketball shoes with popular basketball players. Several top basketballers like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have their own signature footwear.
Did you know that in the early 1920s, basketballer and Converse employee Chuck Taylor wore Converse All Star shoes, promoted them and made them famous? In the 30s, Converse provided the American national team with basketball shoes. The today’s very popular Chucks are named after this very Chuck Taylor.
Later in the 80s, a cooperation between the then basketball rookie Michael Jordan and Nike caused a sensation. The US provider of sports goods and the later basketball icon designed the brand Air Jordan and built hype concerning basketball shoes.
The perfect shoe also for you
Even though you are not an NBA professional, but you’d like to look and play just as good as Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James etc., then have a look at our SportSpar online shop. We sell Men’s and Women’s basketball shoes in various sizes, versions and colours! In the end, every successful basketball career is based on the right footwear.