31 best Adidas low basketball shoes

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Adidas’s shoe releases have been dominating the sports world. The brand has made strides on the hard court with their creations–basketball shoe models that cater to almost every type of player. Of course, this includes low top Adidas basketball shoes.

Notable basketball players with Adidas low top basketball shoes

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Best Adidas low top basketball shoes - February 2019

Several of the Three Stripes’ releases were in collaboration with top basketball athletes, creating a premium experience in the court.  

Damian Lillard

As an NBA All-Star, it did not take long before Damian Lillard partnered with the Three Stripes to produce signature Dame basketball shoes. The partnership with Adidas gave way to several signature low top Adidas basketball shoes. The list includes the Adidas Dame 4 and Adidas Dame 5, which have become models that known for their quality. These models also feature several technological advancements from the brand, including the much talked about Bounce cushioning system.

James Harden

James Harden is one of the most sought-after basketball athletes.  This is unsurprising as the player is one of the best players the league has to offer. The athlete, in collaboration with the German-brand, was able to come up with a number of signature Hardens such as the Adidas Harden Vol.2, and the Adidas Harden Vol.3. The technologies include the Boost cushioning system, Primeknit, as well as TPU.

Notable technologies found in low top Adidas basketball shoes

The existence of the Three Stripes has afforded the world a slew of technologies that ensure a comfortable and quality experience on the court. In this section are some of the most notable technologies Adidas has integrated into their basketball shoe models.

Boost

A highly-praised technology among sports footwear, Boost is a cushioning system that targets both comfort and responsiveness. The material is created out of TPU capsules that have been expanded through heat and then molded together. The resulting material maximizes the amount of energy return for every step made by the wearer. The low top Adidas models that feature this technology is the Adidas Harden Vol.1.

TPU

Also known as Thermoplastic polyurethane, the material is a common feature among footwear in general as it provides durability as well as temperature resistance. This element usually found in the heel counter as well as the midsole area. The Adidas low top models with this material include the first volume of the Adidas Hardens and the Adidas Pro Bounce 2018 Low.

Bounce

Adidas’s Bounce technology is similar to Boost except for a few minor differences. For one, Bounce is firmer and heavier. This material is also cheaper compared to Boost. The low top basketball shoe models from Adidas with this technology are the Adidas D Lillard 2 and the Adidas Dame 4.

Adiprene+

A cushioning system that is commonly placed at the forefoot of the shoe, Adiprene+ allows for a smoother movements. The Adidas low top basketball shoe with this technology is the Adidas D Lillard 3.

Techfit

The Techfit technology is created to conform to the shape and the movement of the player’s foot. With a snug fit, it delivers a second-skin like feel. The low top Adidas basketball shoe model with this technology is the third Adidas signature shoe for Damian Lillard.

Primeknit

This knit-based technology was Adidas’ answer to Nike’s Flyknit, which makes up such high powered releases as the Nike KD 11.  The material is created out of digital knitting technology. It delivers a glove-like fit by following the contours of the wearer’s foot. The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 is one of the basketball shoe models with this technology.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Boost and Bounce?

The major difference between the two materials is their firmness. Adidas Bounce is known to be firmer and heavier. It is also bouncier. Boost, on the other hand, is a softer material that creates a more comfortable feel.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using low top collars in basketball shoes?

Compared to high top basketball shoes, low top collars allow for a more wide range of motions. As it does not cover the ankle area of the player. Although, the downsides in wearing this type of shoe is there is less support, and the wearer is more prone to injury.

Who are the other basketball players associated with the Three Stripes?

Adidas is able to partner with a number of top athletes and has was able to create high quality and memorable products. These pro ballers include:  

14 best Adidas low basketball shoes

  1. Adidas Harden Vol 3
  2. Adidas Harden Vol. 2
  3. Adidas Harden Vol. 1
  4. Adidas Pro Spark 2018 Low
  5. Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016
  6. Adidas Pro Bounce 2018 Low
  7. Adidas Crazy Explosive Low
  8. Adidas Harden Vol. 2 LS Lace
  9. Adidas Streetflow
  10. Adidas Marquee Boost Low
  11. Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018
  12. Adidas Pro Bounce Madness Low 2019
  13. Adidas T-Mac Millennium
  14. Adidas Pro Adversary Low
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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.

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