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!
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The first ever sneaker that bore the name of its endorser and most celebrated user. Still the most commonly known Nike shoe.
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Very good shoe with one of the best tractions and comfort.
Air Force One
So popular that Nelly even wrote a song about it.
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Zoom Kobe IV
Considered the best among the Kobe line of this brand. Light and Comfortable.
A 1980s design that continues to be appreciated by many Nike fans today.
This shoe uses foam similar to sunglass containers, centered on protecting the feet.
Air Penny 1
A comfortable and well-designed shoe carrying Penny Hardaway's name. Distinctive for its heel design.
Air More Uptempo
Designed to bring more tempo to the already uptempo. Can't miss the bit "AIR" on the side.
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Although Pippen himself rejected this shoe designed for him, it's still desired by many shoe collectors and is known for its wavy look.
Air Flight Huarache
A high-cut shoe that's intended to feel like one's wearing socks, as well as to prevent ankle injuries.
Air Flight 89
A very classic late 1980s design that still looks good today.
An interesting concept that made use of springs under the heels to absorb the shock of jumping
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.
Air Max CB 34
Another Barkley signature, it not only has impact absorption, but also speed lacing features.
Air Zoom Generation
A futuristic sneaker based on Lebron James' Hummer. Really looks like it's driving.
Among the earliest designs, reminiscent of Converse's Chuck Taylors.
A solid performing shoe with great ankle support, while remaining light
Air Force Command
Among the first high-cut basketball shoes to help prevent ankle injuries.
One of the first Nike shoes with a high-cut ankle strap
Zoom Flight 98 "The Glove"
Fits like a glove, but moves like a car. Made for Gary Payton. And secured with a zipper!
A rugged shoe known for its X-straps and designed for street basketball.
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