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Some Great Basketball Shoes!

Updated on March 16, 2014

Basketball Shoes that are in Great demand!

These have just go to be some of the Best Basketball Shoes around! Another season comes upon us and with it, new styles, trends, brand names and must haves kickers!

My consultant changes his shoes as many times as the seasons change, well we all know you have to keep up with the latest styles and trends!

We got great results from last year, sporting some great Nike and Adida kickers from Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan, so here's looking at the same results this season.

My nephew (consultant) still maintains that it's still all about style on and off the court, and that your going to be left behind if you don't own at least one pair of these kickers.

So we have put our heads together again, scoured the internet and sports shops to bring you some more great kickers for this season.

Have a look around and your sure to find a pair of Basketball Shoes that you like.

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Air Jordan 11 Retro Bred Black Red - Hot Item - Hot Kickers

Air Jordan XI (11) Retro black/white-varsity red 378037-010 (10.5)
Air Jordan XI (11) Retro black/white-varsity red 378037-010 (10.5)

Your going to get noticed on the court wearing these kickers, sought after and pretty difficult to get your hands on at present, or so I am led to believe!

I've been told that these are a little overpriced due to the limited amount available, and that's if you can find them, that's what happens when they are one of The Best Basketball Shoes of 2013.


The Jordan Apparel Store!

Jordan has Style!

So what are the best basketball shoes to play in? that's easy, especially if your a Jordan Fan, you will love these kickers! A great selection on display and more to come.

Air Jordan

Nike Jordan

Jordan 11

Warning! If your not a great lover of Jordan or a Fan, enter with caution as you may be on completion of browsing through his products that are on offer! You have been Warned!

Jordan Boys 8-20 Jordan23 Fly


Consider this before Buying your Kickers!

1. Kickers are specifically designed to give support. Always ensure that you choose basketball shoes that are going to provide ample support for your ankles and arches. A lot of players prefer the high-cut shoes as they tend to provide better protection against strains and sprains. The cushioning mid-sole is also pretty important, this adds extra support for your arches and can help prevent other injuries.

2. Don't forget to check that you are comfortable in the toe area, they should not be crowding, and you need to ensure you feel comfortable when jumping up and down or screeching to a sudden halt, and when running around.

There still hot and are still considered one of the top 10 basketball shoes for not only 2012, but are also included in 2013's top ten.

Nike Lebron 10 "Cuting Jade" - 541100 303
Nike Lebron 10 "Cuting Jade" - 541100 303

What are the Best Basketball Shoes for 2013? well, these are definitely still much sought after kickers, and considered one of the top 10 basketball shoes for not only 2012, but are also included in 2013's top ten. We recently checked a few stores out, including foot locker and they were no where to be seen! I am happy to report that we did secure a pair of Cutting Jades for my man, and he says that they are very comfortable, lighter than he imagined and has pretty good traction, in addition to that he looks pretty good on the court and is the envy of his team! Certainly one of the Best Basketball Shoes for 2013 in my book!


The Lebron Apparel Store!

Lebron has it going on!

James Raymone LeBron, otherwise known as "King James", a pro basketball player for the Heat, check out some of his great products on display here, I'm liking LeBron and I am sure you will also after checking his stats out and what he has on offer, a nice location for Miami Heat Fans!

LeBron Cavaliers Jersey

Nike Lebron Backpack

Lebron Basketball Jacket

Consider this before Buying your Kickers!

3. Your shoe size is a fairly important factor! Experts recommend that you should allow at least 1/4 - 1/2 inch clearance from the big toe to the end of the shoe! Always try your kickers on when standing, trying them on in the sitting position only will give you false results.

4. Lace- ups basketball shoes are considered the most common of shoes and probably one of the more sensible choices, they will provide better security and give more comfort and stability than those with velcro.

The Black Mamba continually provides us with stylish basketball shoes that are great in comfort and built with safety in mind, a few of his latest releases are on display here!

Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Nike Zoom Kd Iv Gold

Nike Zoom Kobe VII

Kobe 8 China Edition

Clothing & Accessories from Kobe Bryant - The Newest Arrivals from the Black Mamba!

Clothing & Accessories from Kobe Bryant
Clothing & Accessories from Kobe Bryant

The Bryant Dri-Fit Squadron T-Shirt & System Knit Pants are not staying very long in stores, I had to return on numerous occasions to secure my t-shirt and still have not got the pants yet! The pants are made from 90% polyester &10% spandex and the Squadron t-shirt is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester, a nice combination of workout clothing that keeps you dry and nicely ventilated.

You can find most of these products at Amazon or the affiliated external sites.

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It's Raining Money in the Basketball World!
It's Raining Money in the Basketball World!

Lets Discuss Kobe's Income!

How Much Money is Kobe and other Top NBA Players Making?

How Much Money Does Kobe Bryant Make?

Consider this before 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.

NBA Top 10 Dunks - Achieved by using some of The Best Basketball Shoes for 2013

September 2013 Kicker Release Dates

Traveling Innovations

KD V BHM Black History Month - Nike Zoom Kickers

Release date was January 2013, and these guys are still one of the most sought after shoes! Stock is diminishing everywhere and they will soon be exhausted from reputable dealers, then we all know what will happen to the prices!

A Reebok Surprise!

Reebok has landed us with this limited edition and quantity of Allen Iverson shoes, a very nice pair of basketball shoes with a pearlized out-sole, leather uppers and the hexatile cushioning system! These are sought after by collectors and worth a visit, will definitely look good whether on the court or in a display box!

Reebok Question (Limited Release) - Black/Gold (8)
Reebok Question (Limited Release) - Black/Gold (8)

These kickers are genuine, a limited edition and released in limited quantity.


The Basketball Shoe Poll - Your Dunk Counts!

So What's Your Favorite Pair of Basketball Shoes?

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Check below for more of the Best Basketball Shoes that are on sale at Amazon and eBay!

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

Basketball Players Salaries! - Outlandish Salaries

Just because certain players draw in the crowds, do they really deserve such outrageous salaries? Don't you think the government should put a cap on all athletes salaries? What's your conclusion?

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      5 years ago

      These are the best basketball shoes I've seen this year, thanks for sharing.

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      5 years ago

      I can't say I know much about Basketball, but if I ever need to buy some basketball shoes, I now have everything I need to know.

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      Alan Katz 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for this lens. I didn't know a lot of this. Go Lebron and the Miami Heat!

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      5 years ago

      You have highlighted a great selection of Basketball Shoes, thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Lady Lorelei: Love my Nikes also, thanks for the visit

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Well I can say that I own a very well worn pair of Nike running shoes and they are indeed amazing. I love them.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, basketball shoes have come a long way! Those blue ones are great!

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      I am afraid my basketball days may be over, but who knows? Good shoes are essential.


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