10 Best Black Basketball Shoes in 2021

Dimitrije Curcic
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10 Best Black Basketball Shoes in 2021

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Best overall

Players say that the Nike Cosmic Unity is a generally good performer. It delivers what a basketball shoe should, albeit not in exceptional terms.
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The Puma Clyde All-Pro is assessed to be even better than, or at least comparable to, the Nike Kobe 9, which critics say is among the greatest basketball shoes. The All-Pro's bad points are either easy to remedy or just because of personal preference. Copping the low-top Puma Clyde All-Pro, therefore, won't be a bad decision.
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Best Nike

The Nike Adapt BB 2.0 is a specialty basketball sneaker that delivers a unique playing experience on the hardwood. The high-tech FitAdapat system is simple to use while the Zoom Air Turbo cushion is both comfortable and responsive. However, all these premium technologies come at a steep price. Serious hoopers looking for the latest and greatest can settle for the LeBrons or Air Jordan XXXV.
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Players with aggressive playing styles will love the Kyrie 7. Wearing this shoe equips anyone playing with an advantage when playing aggressively. Having an upper that hugs the contour of your foot, a bouncy cushion and an elite tread pattern that will provide control is a winner. The Kyrie 7 is recommended for everyday and competitive basketball players.
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Best Adidas

The updated Adidas Pro Model 2G looks and performs just as well as the original. The herringbone traction provides a reliable grip no matter the court condition. The Pro Model 2G’s updated Bounce midsole also offers cushioned comfort all day long. All in all, these retro basketball sneakers are a steal for its price. Fans of the original are delighted with how these Adidas shoes turned out.
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Best budget

The Zoom Freak 2 is a decent performer for me due to its amazing fit, lockdown, and traction, but is weighed down by its minimal cushion. The other minor area of warning is ventilation and midfoot support, where the lack of any midfoot shank may cause some pain for those with prior midfoot pain. The Zoom Freak 2 was very close to being a great performer if the cushioning was upgraded!
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A highly-cushioned basketball shoe, the NIke PG 5 offers players a solid platform for jumping. This would be a good shoe for a big or power forward who likes to stay in the lanes and remain on the block. Aside from the pleasing looks, the Nike PG 5 offers great value for money.
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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.