2016 has been a sensational year for basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title in a well fought NBA Finals rematch against the Golden State Warriors. Team USA clinched the 2016 Summer Olympics title in a gritty match against Serbia. And on 13th April, legendary Lakers champ Kobe ‘Black Mamba’ Bryant played his final NBA match against Utah Jazz, ending his career on a season-high 60 point score. 2016 has also been the year for some of the most technologically advanced basketball shoes to hit the courts. With designs that take you effortlessly from the courts to the streets, here are the top 5 basketball shoes you should be copping to lay down some mad layups.
Inspired by the smooth gliding of a snake, these kicks were designed for the Black Mamba himself. Designed for adaptive performance, the Nike Kobe Mentality 2 Shoe features a tuned Flyweave upper for ultralight flexible support. A full-length Lunarlon midsole provides soft responsive cushioning while an asymmetrical midsole carrier enhances control. Its half-length inner sleeve made of stretch mesh delivers a one-to-one fit, as a durable rubber outsole is sculpted to enhance flexibility and court feel. A full-length Duralon outsole with its radiating herringbone pattern mimics the underbelly of a snake for ultimate traction.
Perfect your layups in the Nike Prime Hype DF 2016 Shoe for men. Crafted for support and targeted response, it features a mesh and textile upper that’s lightweight, breathable and durable. A dynamic high-top collar delivers support and natural motion while Flywire cables provide dynamic lockdown and lateral support. A dual-density midsole enables targeted responsiveness, as a rubber outsole with a circular pattern enhances traction and lets you pivot easily.
Rack those hoops in the men’s adidas Court Fury 2016 Shoes, designed to offer breathable comfort on the indoor basketball court. They feature a round toe cap for style with a removable padded insole for comfort. An abrasive-proof rubber provides grip and durability. These lace-up basketball shoes offer you the latest style without compromising on durable comfort.
Made with a textile and mesh upper for breathability, the men’s adidas DT Basketball Mid Shoes have a high shaft to help protect the ankles. A textile and mesh upper provides breathability, while the durable synthetic outsole offers flexibility and grip. These basketball shoes have a classical lace fastening for an adjustable, comfortable fit.
Deliver justice to your court in the Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Men’s Basketball Shoe. It features a breathable upper and Zoom Air cushioning for ventilated comfort and a lightweight, responsive ride. Heel and forefoot Zoom Air units deliver low-profile responsiveness, while Flywire cables integrate with the laces for a locked-down midfoot. An injected Phylon midsole offers responsive cushioning, as a herringbone pattern delivers traction for multidirectional movement.
Elevate your hoops game as you sling, pivot, steal and score in our handpicked selection of this year’s dopest basketball kicks. And while you’re checking them out, kit out your baller gear with the latest basketball products only at Sun & Sand Sports online.