The Average Price of Basketball Shoes

Posted on 07 November, 2021 by Danny McLoughlin

We analyzed the MSRP (manufacturers suggested retail price) and lowest available prices of more than 8,000 shoes to understand the average cost of basketball shoes by brand, year, and more. 

Top average basketball shoes price statistics for 2021:

  • The average MSRP price of a pair of basketball shoes is $133.33 while the average available lowest price is $94.37 
  • The cheapest basketball shoe was the Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 which was available for $19.98
  • The average US adult labors for ​​11.85 hours at work in order to afford each basketball shoe they buy. 

The average price of basketball shoes by top

  • The average MSRP price of a pair of hi-tops is 35.20% more expensive than low-tops
  • The average MSRP price of a pair of hi-tops is 23.16% more expensive than the average pair of basketball shoes
  • The average MSRP price of a pair of hi-tops is 29.63% more expensive than mid-tops
  • The average MSRP price of a pair of mid-tops is 35.20% more expensive than low-tops

The average price of shoes by signature

Most expensive signature basketball shoe collections

Signature

Average price

Michael Jordan

$204.17

Charles Barkley

$190.00

Kawhi Leonard

$160.00

Carmelo Anthony

$160.00

Lebron James

$159.75

Kobe Bryant

$155.36

Shaquille Oneal

$155.00

Allen Iverson

$153.00

Tracy Mcgrady

$145.00

Sheryl Swoopes

$140.00

Least expensive signature basketball shoe collections

Signature

Average price

Ralph Sampson

$90.00

Donovan Mitchel

$103.33

Giannis Antetokounmpo

$106.67

Kyrie Irving

$110.71

Damian Lillard

$110.71

Paul George

$112.00

John Wall

$115.00

Russell Westbrook

$118.75

Joel Embiid

$120.00

Grant Hill

$120.00

Brand

Average price

Jordan

$183.29

New Balance

$160.00

Reebok

$153.57

Nike

$139.19

Under Armour

$120.91

Adidas

$120.59

Fila

$120.00

Puma

$110.00

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.