Basketball shoes were a big deal then, and still are today. They define not only your game, but also your personal taste. This year has seen some big sneaker releases, each in competition for the win. But just like the game, only the greatest stand out. Here’s our buzzer beater roundup of 2017’s best basketball shoes.
It looks like Kevin Durant has adjusted well into his new team Golden State Warriors after leaving Oklahoma City Thunder. The Forward has certainly achieved some decisive and dominant plays and dazzling fans on the court, and Durant does it all in his sleek KD 10s – one of the best pairs of basketball shoes of 2017. Fresh out of his MVP win and first NBA Championship, Durant and Nike drops the KD 10 in celebration of his decade with the Swoosh family. This shoe is structured with lightweight, zoned Flyknit material, unique lace wraps and responsive Nike Zoom Air technology.
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is one of the most talked-about players of late. A two-time MVP, a three-point maverick taking basketball to new heights and an all-around personable guy on and off court, he plays with flair and confidence, and so does his new signature shoe – the Curry 4. Under Armour returns with a winning shoe that’s as quick and sleek as its namesake. It’s decked out with knit internal sleeves for structural support, speed plate for better control and full-length sole traction. Performance testers love it and sneakerheads can’t get enough of it.
Among the most coveted shoes ever are the Air Jordan 1s. Year 2017 seems to be the year of throwback looks with the resurrection of the Jordan retros and one of the most loved silhouettes is the Air Jordan 1. This high-collar and strapped iteration has appealed to both basketball fans and street style trendsetters. We’ve got to admit it’s a handsome shoe, and though you don’t often take it to the hardwood court, nothing says “basketball legacy” more than Jordans on your feet.
Kyrie Irving has got some fancy footwork, so his signature shoes have got to have the technology to handle all that craziness on the court. Good thing the Kyrie 3 launched this year is a talented shoe that is highlighted by its excellent traction, brought about the aggressive herringbone pattern that extends to the edge and the dual multi-directional pods. The Zoom Air cushions the foot while the hyperfused upper is sturdy and flexible.
Derrick Rose is fast and despite recent setbacks, is still fearless on the court. His latest signature shoe with adidas embodies this determination as seen in its strong Boost system – giving true off-the-ground feel. The Air mesh upper with strategic cut-outs is breathable, and the stability is on point with supportive collar, overlays and Geofit anatomical foam construction. A solid shoe for the hardworking basketball player.
Next year’s basketball calendar will be busy with more sneaker releases, so keep checking back to sssports.com for the latest and best basketball shoes. Stay in the loop by downloading the SSS shopping app and subscribing to our newsletter.