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The Best Nike Basketball Shoes  

Chino-Fernandez
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This list of the best Nike basketball shoes has been voted on by sneaker fans and basketball lovers worldwide. When it comes to sneaker culture, Nike is one of the premier basketball shoes brands. Which one of us in the basketball boys club didn't want to own a pair of Nikes? While many other brands compete with Nike offering performance in basketball, among them Fila and Adidas, Nike remains the most sought-after brand when it comes to the backboard-slamming sport.

With superstar endorsers like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and Lebron James, Nike rose to the top of the basketball sneaker world. No other brand has associated itself more successfully with the sport. But Nike has so many basketball sneaker models, with its share of successful and unsuccessful stuff. From cheap Nike basketball shoes to Nike youth basketball shoes, there's plenty to choose from.

So if you're looking for the best basketball shoes to wear, check out this list of Nike basketball shoes and be sure to vote for your favorite sneaks!
list ordered by
1
Air Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Jordan
The first ever sneaker that bore the name of its endorser and most celebrated user. Still the most commonly known Nike shoe. 
2
Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Force One
So popular that Nelly even wrote a song about it. 
3
Kyrie 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
[Skydoi] added Kyrie 4

Very good shoe with one of the best tractions and comfort.

4
Zoom Kobe IV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Zoom Kobe IV
Considered the best among the Kobe line of this brand. Light and Comfortable. 
5
Air Foamposite is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Foamposite
This shoe uses foam similar to sunglass containers, centered on protecting the feet. 
6
Dunks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Dunks
A 1980s design that continues to be appreciated by many Nike fans today. 
7
Air More Uptempo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air More Uptempo
Designed to bring more tempo to the already uptempo. Can't miss the bit "AIR" on the side. 
8
Air Penny 1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Penny 1
A comfortable and well-designed shoe carrying Penny Hardaway's name. Distinctive for its heel design. 
9
Kobe Mamba Rage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
lonzoisdabest added Kobe Mamba Rage
10
PG1 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
lonzoisdabest added PG1
11
Air Pippen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Pippen
Although Pippen himself rejected this shoe designed for him, it's still desired by many shoe collectors and is known for its wavy look. 
12
Air Flight 89 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Flight 89
A very classic late 1980s design that still looks good today.
13
Shox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Shox
An interesting concept that made use of springs under the heels to absorb the shock of jumping
14
Air Max CB 34 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Max CB 34
Another Barkley signature, it not only has impact absorption, but also speed lacing features.
15
Air Max 2 CB is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Max 2 CB
Charles Barkley's signature shoe wherein the lockdown straps are hidden, and the sole is designed to take the shock of a landing. 
16
Air Flight Huarache is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Flight Huarache
A high-cut shoe that's intended to feel like one's wearing socks, as well as to prevent ankle injuries. 
17
Air Force Command is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Force Command
Among the first high-cut basketball shoes to help prevent ankle injuries.  
18
Hyperize is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Hyperize
A solid performing shoe with great ankle support, while remaining light
19
Air Zoom Generation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Zoom Generation
A futuristic sneaker based on Lebron James' Hummer. Really looks like it's driving.
20
Blazer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Blazer
Among the earliest designs, reminiscent of Converse's Chuck Taylors. 
21
Air Revolution is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Revolution
One of the first Nike shoes with a high-cut ankle strap
22
Zoom Flight 98 "The Glove... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Zoom Flight 98 "The Glove"
Fits like a glove, but moves like a car. Made for Gary Payton. And secured with a zipper!
23
Air Raid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nike Basketball Shoes
Air Raid
A rugged shoe known for its X-straps and designed for street basketball.