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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Slip-On

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $180
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85 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    They were OK. Just the traction and then the support didn't seem too great for my first impressions when I first wore it. But, other than that, yeah, they look super dope. They're very comfortable and I'm very surprised at the weight and the cushion from this shoe.

  • 85 / 100 | WearTesters

    This is the boldest thing I've ever seen in performance basketball.

  • 85 / 100 | RicheeKim

    I'm super excited to play in these shoes. These are super unique.

  • First look / Unboxing | The Sole Brothers

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Profile of the Adidas N3xt L3v3l

In 2018, The Three Stripes is pushing the limits of what’s possible in performance footwear with the launch of the Adidas N3xt L3v3l. What started as a 4-D printed concept, the brand has now officially released their first laceless basketball shoe.

“We wanted to showcase what could be the future of Adidas Basketball,” Adidas Basketball Senior Director of Footwear Rashad Williams explains. “With that, we needed to look at every element of a basketball shoe and think through how we could do things differently, but still deliver a product that performs at all levels of the game.”

Performance

Cushion. Equipped with Adidas’ new Lightstrike foam, the N3xt L3v3l’s midsole is designed to deliver resilient cushioning that will last all game long. The all-new Lightstirke midsole provides non-stop comfort without the added weight.

“Typically, with some foam midsoles, in order for them to achieve a light weight, comfort is sacrificed and there becomes a chance the foam will ‘pack out’ or feel hard over time,” Adidas senior Manager for Advanced Concepts Janette Atkins explains. “Lightstrike still provides all the step-in comfort that our athletes are asking for, while still being extremely lightweight.”

Traction. Similar to the Adidas Harden Vol. 3, the Adidas N3xt L3v3l features an aggressive herringbone traction pattern for superior on-court grip. The herringbone outsole offers additional grip when performing cuts and pivots.

Fit

Length and Width. According to reports, the N3xt L3v3l runs true to size. However, wide-footers are warned that these slip-on basketball shoes run narrow and feel very tight.

Lockdown. Despite its laceless build, these Adidas basketball shoes deliver a locked-in fit with its sloped Primeknit upper and sculpted TPU banking barrier.

The sloped Primeknit upper is engineered to create a snug fit that enhances movement. A TPU banking barrier provides increased lateral support during quick changes of direction.

Material

With a series of technical innovations, Adidas reimagines both style and performance. The Adidas N3xt L3v3l boasts a laceless Primeknit upper and a new midsole cushioning technology.

The full Primeknit textile upper delivers ultimate lockdown with its areas of stretch and support. Adidas’ new Lightstrike foam provides athletes with improved step-in comfort as they run up and down the court.

Style

The N3xt L3v3l’s daringly simple design was born out of Adida’s Brooklyn Farm. “With N3XT L3V3L, we took fundamental insights to create an icon for the future that will inspire younger generations to play,” Adidas Brooklyn Farm Creative Director Denis Dekovic explains. “That emotional response from the kid is what we design for.”

Styled by Adidas Brookly Farm designer Nick Daiber, the Adidas N3xt L3v3l boasts a sleek laceless silhouette that sets the tone for the future of Adidas basketball. The Farm’s 11222 zip code is displayed on the heel while an oversized Three Stripes logo is placed on the medial side.

Special Colorways of the Adidas N3xt L3v3l

The Adidas N3xt L3v3l arrives in Core Black/Cloud White/Core Black. Currently, only one colorway is available. We’ll provide an updated list once more hues are made available.


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