Basketball Shoes

While the NBA has made basketball an extremely popular sport, there are other countries that follow it passionately. Canadians may not have won too many laurels in basketball, but the sport is popular here too. As far as basketball shoes are concerned, they are among the most favourite sports shoes in the entire world. From their design to their comfort to their specialized ankle heights, these shoes make every owner proud of them. And while all the basketball shoes look somewhat similar, there are points to consider when you plan to buy yours. Read buying guide

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Buying guide


<Title>Choosing your Basketball Shoes</Title>


6495-Nike_Kobe_Mentality_Mens_Purple_Glow_basketballshoesChoose your basketball shoes depending on your role

You should buy your basketball shoes depending on your decision in the playing field. The most important part of the design of basketball shoes is cushioning. Basketball players continuously run, swivel and jump and without proper cushioning, they could suffer from stress fractures and soft tissue damages. Different basketball shoes are designed for power players, speed players, offensive players, defensive players, direct players and assist players and you should choose accordingly.


The importance of ankle height in basketball shoes

As far as the ankle height is concerned, you need to make your choice from the three options given below.


Low top shoes – designed for those players who need to run speedily. Because the shoes are low top, they don’t hamper fast running.

Mid top shoes – designed for those players who have an all-round role in the court. These are those shoes that offer the right kind of support while also facilitating relatively fast running.

High top shoes – designed for those players who pivot and jump and need to stop and start at a moment’s notice. A high top shoe protects the ankle properly because it needs to turn rapidly with the movement of the player.


If you play in a small court or inside a half court, you should opt for high top basketball shoes because these offer more cushioning around your ankles while somewhat restricting your speed.

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The outsoles, midsoles and uppers in basketball shoes

Continuing with the design of basketball shoes, you should pay special attention to the outsoles, the midsoles and the uppers.


The outsoles should be moderately wide and flat so that a stable base is created. They can be made of different materials, including rubber and for more support, some of them have a herringbone pattern too.


The midsoles should have enough cushioning for shock absorption. Typically, the midsoles are made of EVA.


The uppers in the modern basketball shoes are mostly made of combination materials. A typical upper could have synthetic material with a mesh for breathing. These materials are extremely durable and offer the right kind of support.




Choose basketball shoes according to size

Even the best basketball shoes are not of any use if they don’t fit your feet properly. Poorly fitted shoes take your concentration away from the game and in a fast paced game like basketball, this is something you cannot afford. React a second late and you could have two points more to cover. Because it makes monetary sense to buy your basketball shoes online, you must ensure that you get the size of your feet right. There are two options here – the first option is where you learn online as to how to measure your feet and the second option is where you go to a shoe store and try out basketball shoes for size.


Try out basketball shoes and buy online

Trying out basketball shoes is also something you should do. No – it is not recommended that you buy from a brick and mortar store because you will be paying a rather high price. Go to a shoe store, try out a few shoes and finalize on the size and the design and then go shop from an online store. There are enough websites that sell basketball shoes Canada and you should have no issues shopping within your budget.


6495-NikeAirJordan4Retro_basketballshoesWhich basketball shoes for which use?

The most popular basketball shoes in Canada include Nike Air Jordan 4 IV Retro White Legend Blue Navy Columbia GS 408452 107 Shoes, Nike Kobe X - Mens - Black/Red, Nike Kobe Mentality - Mens - Purple/Glow, Boys Jordan Flight Origin 2 - Grade School - Grey/White/Grey and Nike Kobe X Elite - Mens - Yellow/Black/Volt.


You also have the option of buying basketball shoes that are especially designed for girls. Some of the popular options in girls’ basketball shoes are Girls Jordan Retro 7 - Preschool - Black/Pink/Grey, Girls Jordan 1 Flight 3 - Grade School - White/Pink, Girls Adidas Originals Hard Court - Grade School - Black/Pink, Girls Adidas Originals Hard Court Big - Preschool - Black/Pink and Girls Converse All Star High - Grade School - Purple/Turquoise.


Similarly, there are some basketball shoes that boys tend to like. In terms of popularity, some of the shoes for you to consider include Boys Jordan Flight Origin 2 - Grade School - Grey/White/Grey, Boys Jordan Flight Origin 2 - Preschool - Black/White/Red, Boys Adidas Originals Superstar - Grade School - White/Black, Boys Nike Kobe X - Grade School - Red/Orange/Black and Boys Nike Kobe X - Grade School - Red/Orange/Black.

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