Verdict from 7.3 hours of research from the internet

37 users: 4.2 / 5

5 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers are happy with the ankle support provided by the AND1 Boom.
  • One Twitter user reports that their college women’s basketball team choose to wear these AND1 basketball shoes. They agree how comfortable these shoes are.
  • The TPU in the midfoot gives wearers stability and rigidity. It plays like the second Russell Westbrook signature Jordan shoes.
  • The ankle collar gives good support, according to some.
  • The AND1 Boom is liked by many users for its ventilation due to the mesh upper. Mesh uppers are built in most basketball shoes including the Under Armour HOVR Havoc.

2 reasons not to buy

  • These high-top shoes for basketball come in limited colorways.
  • A lot of potential buyers complain that the AND 1 Boom is always out of stock.

Bottom line

The AND1 Boom is an affordable basketball sneaker that can get the job done. The brand is preparing to bounce back from its downfall years back with the help of Kevin Garnett as the ambassador. The Boom will be re-released again at one-point in the future together with other AND1 shoe models. Once it hits the spotlight, it will be a great basketball shoe just like the existing brands.

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As AND 1 creeps back to the basketball industry, the brand re-releases the Tai Chi, Alpha, M2, and Boom series. Designed by Dallas Stokes, the AND 1 Boom got its inspiration from fighter jets, bomb drops, and Lance Stephenson’s performance on court. These kicks are made of mesh with overlays to make them durable and lightweight. To prevent ankle rolls, the sides of the AND 1 Boom feature raised thermoplastic polyurethane fingers that make the shoe a lot more stable.

Cushion. The AND 1 Boom comes with a full-length EVA midsole for an all-day cozy feel.

Traction. The solid rubber outsole of the AND 1 Boom features a modified traction pattern, which runs from the forefoot to the medial side of the midfoot. The opposite side down to the heel features a pattern that is composed of concentric circles. Both sides of these AND 1 basketball shoes have TPU outriggers to deliver stability.

Length and Width. There is not much feedback regarding the fit and sizing of the AND 1 Boom. New buyers are advised to fit the shoe in the nearest outlet before they decide to buy.

Lockdown. The AND 1 Boom features a classic full-length tongue that the wearer can adjust to achieve just the right tightness. The shoelaces are held down by lace loops that are anchored to the midsole. This setup gives the midfoot a secure fit when the laces are tightened.

The upper of the AND 1 Boom is made of mesh and welded overlays. The mesh delivers helps wick away moisture. The overlays significantly provide durability on high wear areas. The tongue and ankle collar have enough padding for a cozy fit.

The AND 1 Boom is a high-top basketball shoe with a small brand logo on the tongue and lateral side. The medial heel area features the “DANGER STAND CLEAR” callout.

The AND 1 Boom is released in three colorways. They are the black, blue/black/white, and red/black/blue.

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.