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Great Basketball Shoes of the Past!

Updated on September 14, 2014

Basketball Shoes that are still going Strong

Check out some of the Best Basketball Shoes that were ranked in the top ten! Having attended many games, I am still left amazed at some of the comments people come out with in regards to the basketball shoes that are worn by players on the court.

Yes it still appears to be all about style, so if you've never owned at least one pair of kicks, whether it's Nike or Adidas from this selection, you really shouldn't be on a basketball court, or so I am led to believe.

Now before we proceed any further, I myself, am no Kobe Bryant, or Michael Jordan, so what gives me the right to create such a lens and say that these are some of The Best Shoes around?

Well, I have done my homework, studied some of the latest styles, trends and must have's, asked questions, and searched the web for what has been considered as some of the best kickers, but, my secret weapon is that of a fifteen year old who calls me uncle, and, who is one of the top players in his team, so with his help and experience, I create this wonderful lens, not only four our pleasure but your also and to give you an insight into the kicker world by sharing our own personal knowledge.

Photo Credit: Bill Armstrong

Nike LeBron has released a massive array of Kicks that are "Just the Bomb" the list is endless but here are some samples to wet your appetite! We have the 10 "Jade" - "Dunkman" - "Home" - "Pressure" - "Canary" - "Blue Diamond" - "Gold" - "Prism" - "Christmas" - "Black/University Red" - "Silver Surfer" - "Carbon" - "Ruby" - "and "Wind Chill" Kicks, all with a release date of early November! There is also a Nike LeBron X+ "Pressure" - Sport Pack (Limited Edition Package) which was released early November. These release date may vary in certain areas and stock has already run out in some stores. Amazon only has the 10 Jade available at present because of the high demand and prices do vary!

Nike Lebron X "Cutting Jade" Mens Basketball Shoes 541100-303 Troumaline 10 M US
Nike Lebron X "Cutting Jade" Mens Basketball Shoes 541100-303 Troumaline 10 M US

My little Basketball adviser just got his Lebron X 'Cutting Jade' kickers, check out the intro picture ;)

 

What to Consider when Buying your Kickers!

1. Basketball shoes are specifically designed to give the player support. You need to ensure that your choice of kickers provide ample support for the ankles and your arches. Most basketball players opt for high-cut shoes that provide extra protection from strains and sprains. Cushioning mid-sole is especially important for added support to your arches and helps prevent other injuries.

2. Check your toes are comfortable, make sure they are not crowding, you should feel comfortable when jumping, coming to a sudden halt or when running around.

NIKE AIR JORDAN 12 RETRO PLAYOFFS - Hot Item - A Great Kicker from Jordan

Nike Mens Air Jordan 12 Retro "Playoff" Black/Varsity Red-White Leather Basketball Shoes Size 11
Nike Mens Air Jordan 12 Retro "Playoff" Black/Varsity Red-White Leather Basketball Shoes Size 11

A great pair of kickers, trendy, stylish and have been told they are pretty comfortable to wear. Considered a hot item and may be difficult to obtain at times, but certainly worth investing in these basketball shoes!

 

What to Consider when Buying your Kickers!

3. Shoe size, a pretty important factor! The rule of thumb is 1/4 - 1/2 inch clearance from your big toe to the end of shoe! Make sure you try the shoes on while you are standing, trying any type of shoe on while in the sitting position gives you false results.

4. Lace- ups, and or zipper shoes are the most common and wiser choices as they provide better security for your feet and ensure more comfort and stability than those with velcro.

UA Spine™ Bionic Basketball Shoes Sneakers by Under Armour - Under Armour Kickers

Under Armour Mens UA SpineTM Bionic Basketball Shoes 10 PARROT GREEN
Under Armour Mens UA SpineTM Bionic Basketball Shoes 10 PARROT GREEN

Leather uppers for lightweight support

Midfoot strap that helps provides adjustable support to prevent your foot from rolling

Micro G foam that helps cushion your landings

 

What to Consider when Buying your Kickers!

5. Material, your going to need a shoe that is durable, one that can stand all these fast and sudden movements. Modern technology provides kickers made of synthetic composite materials that can withstand more pressure than leathers, they are also lighter in weight and permits your feet to breathe better.

6. Buy your kickers later in the day, feet tend to swell throughout the day from all your activity, this should ensure a much better fit.

7. Cost and Style - Remember you get what you pay for and you also want to look good on the court! Check out what Kobe, or better still, see what Penny Hardaway is wearing then you can't go wrong.

The Best Shoes Poll - Your Vote Counts!

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September 2013 Kicker Release Dates

  1. Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Lakers

    Salary $27.8 million

  2. Rashard Lewis

    Washington Wizards

    Salary $22.1 Million

  3. Tim Duncan

    San Antonio Spurs

    Salary $21.3 Million

  4. Kevin Garnett

    Boston

    Salary $21.2 Million

  5. Gilbert Arenas

    Memphis Grizzlies

    Salary $19.2 Million

Who do you think is the Best Basketball Player?

Who do you think is the Best Basketball Player?

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Whatcha Think about these Kickers? - Please leave your comments and feedback here!

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    • retta719 profile image

      Loretta 

      5 years ago from United States

      My oldest son has a pair of Adizero Rose 2.0 shoes that bought himself, saved money and mowed lawns to get them. I noticed they were getting pretty worn so I bought him of the Derrick Rose 3.0s for his birthday this month. He lives to play basketball and DRose is his favorite player, so he was totally geeked. He slept with them on the first night he had them :-p

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      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @SuzyShopping: i would tend to agree with you ;) Thanks for your visit

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      SuzyShopping 

      5 years ago

      What an amazing collection - talk about spoilt for choice, but I think it has to be the Nike Zoom Kobe Vii .

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @artmarks: i got them bad boys

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      This is really cool, I like these, it is helpful to me, thank you. :)

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @chas65: You are surely correct there, my shoes never cost this much also..thanks for the visit

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      chas65 

      5 years ago

      It amazes me what the cost of basketball shoes is today. I'm 66 and the shoes we wore as kids and teenagers, I played basketball in high school were so cheap. Of course we didn't have near the selections back then.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @artmarks: They are awesome kickers huh ;) thanks for visiting and comments

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      artmarks 

      5 years ago

      Those Nike Mens 516958-001 LEBRON 9 P.S. ELITE looks just awesome! and great lens btw!

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      loveanime22 

      5 years ago

      great collection thanks for sharing

    • loveanime22 profile image

      loveanime22 

      5 years ago

      great collection thanks for sharing

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @beaworkathomemom: Thank you, my little adviser who is the basket ball player helps out a lot ;)

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      JoshK47 

      5 years ago

      Very nice - good shoes are super important!

    • beaworkathomemom profile image

      beaworkathomemom 

      5 years ago

      wow, all nike collections are featured in here!! great stuff you have in here :D

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @JoshK47: I agree support plays a big part, thanks for visit

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      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @RangerMgr: Thank you for your visit and kind comments, glad you liked the lens

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      RangerMgr 

      5 years ago

      Great Lens. Great subject and you designed a nice Lens.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 

      5 years ago

      Wow ... they're sure fancy shoes!

    • RuthieDenise profile image

      RuthieDenise 

      6 years ago

      Very colorful.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @basketballniche: Thank you and thanks for visit

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @CrossCreations: Love them too, thanks for visit

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      Carolan Ross 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Love those super sized images, they really POP your basketball shoes.

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      basketballniche 

      6 years ago

      awesome lens!

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      writerkath 

      6 years ago

      Nice selection! And, I'm glad you pointed this out on FB - I hope to sometime have a tier 1 lens! Heck... I'd be psyched with a tier 2 or 3! Good layout, and I really like the way the Amazon products line up 3 in a row. Cool!

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @EdmondHoggeJr: Thank you, and thanks for visit

    • EdmondHoggeJr profile image

      EdmondHoggeJr 

      6 years ago

      Awesome Lens and great shoes!

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @nightbear lm: Your welcome and thanks for visit

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      wow, this is a gorgeous page. Well done! My husband is looking for some new shoes. This will help.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @RadaFrancis LM: Thanks for stopping by..as for having more shoes than you..hmmmmmmm hard to believe a man ahs more shoes than a woman hehehe

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      RadaFrancis LM 

      6 years ago

      awesome info! My husband would be all over these. He has more shoes than I do :)

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: Thanks for stopping by

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Thanks.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: Thanks for the visit

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Jan 1980: Thanks for the visit

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      Jan 1980 

      6 years ago

      I don't like basketball a lot of but these shoes are grat

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      great lens

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: Thanks for stopping by

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      i like shoes alot so what is there more to say!!!!!

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      Hard to choose from so many... but I like NIKE LUNAR HYPERDUNK 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL SHOES, the combination black-red look great on them.

      Very nice collection. Thanks

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      antoniow 

      6 years ago

      Fantastic selection, you did a great job!

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: Cheers Tipi ;)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I'd say your best basketball shoes are a slam dunk for sure...I don't know how the could possibly be any cooler!

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