10 Best Nike Basketball Shoes For Women in 2022

Dimitrije Curcic
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10 Best Nike Basketball Shoes For Women in 2022

Like basketball shoes from other brands, Nike hoop shoes are also geared primarily towards men. There is also no shortage of male brand ambassadors. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Paul George are just among the most recognizable endorsers of the Swoosh.

Even so, most if not all of Nike's offers are available in women's sizing. This gives women as many options as men. As a result, choosing the right Nike basketball shoes can be as taxing for the ladies as it is for the gents. To help you out, we present here the most outstanding women's Nike basketball shoes. 

How we determine the best Nike basketball shoes for women

While we are grateful for those who offer to give us shoes, our reviewers here at RunRepeat steer clear of them. The freebies may cloud their judgment, rendering us unable to give you a complete and unbiased picture of the shoes that we test.

Besides saying no to freebies, we also do the following to ensure the objectivity of our assessments:

  • before we write reviews, we make sure that we played in the shoes
  • we also consider the inputs of other testers, especially those outside RunRepeat, for a more holistic assessment

Best Nike basketball shoes overall for women

At $150, the Nike Cosmic Unity is on the pricier end for basketball shoes, but reasonable because of the top-notch cushioning setup, reliable containment, and elusive recycled materials build. If you are a player who loves a supportive, plush cushioning setup that still feels relatively low to the ground, this is a basketball shoe that fits that mold well. Plus the benefit of being a more sustainable purchase choice!
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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 Kobe Bryant Nike basketball shoes for women

Nike is right in bringing back the Nike Kobe 6 in its Protro version because the anticipation and eventual reception are crazy! Boy, the shoe surely did not disappoint, especially performance-wise! Kobe fans and serious basketball players are just so happy to get their hands (and feet) on the Kobe 6 again.
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The Nike Kobe 5 Protro addresses the weaknesses and builds upon the strengths of the Kobe V, making it a truly "updated and improved version" of the OG. Wide-footers may have a hard time appreciating this because of its narrow construction.
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Best low top Nike basketball shoes for women

The Nike Kyrie Low 4 is quite hard to resist. Its weaknesses are well compensated for by how noteworthy the shoe's actual strengths are. In simpler words, this shoe is another case of the advantages outweighing the disadvantages. Getting this pair won't be a bad idea at all.
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The Nike Giannis Immortality is a budget model, and it shows especially in how it performs. Don't get us wrong, it's not really THAT bad. However, it sure still leaves a lot to be desired. After all, going back to the classics after experiencing new techs can truly feel a little lacking.
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Best Nike Kyrie basketball shoes for women

Yes, the Nike brought the price of the Kyrie Flytrap 4 down, but it's at the expense of quality and performance. From the cheap-feeling materials down to the inconsistent traction, it brings more problems than benefits. Cheap basketball shoes aren't always this crappy, though; similarly priced Nike Renew Elevate and KD Trey 5 VIII are actually good picks.
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While irresistibly attractive, the Nike Kybrid S2 still leaves so much to be desired performance-wise. It didn't help that the similarly priced Kyrie 7, which arguably has better specs, debuted only a few months after. Unlike the player that it's named after, the S2 simply doesn't have enough chops to keep the spotlight on it.
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Best budget Nike basketball shoes for women

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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The Nike Renew Elevate reportedly gets the job done. It offers comfort, durability, and style. However, this is only according to a handful of commenters and reviewers. Assessments can still chance once more reviews start rolling in.
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What are the cheapest women's Nike basketball shoes in 2022?

  1. Nike Renew Elevate 2 - from $76
  2. Nike Giannis Immortality - from $80
  3. Nike Air Max Impact 2 - from $83
  4. Nike Zoom Rize 2 - from $90
  5. Nike Kyrie Flytrap 5 - from $90
  6. Nike Air Zoom UNVRS FlyEase - from $95
  7. Nike PG 5 - from $100
  8. Nike Kyrie Low 4 - from $110
  9. Nike Zoom Freak 3 - from $114
  10. Nike Cosmic Unity - from $120
  11. Nike Lebron 18 Low - from $120
  12. Nike Kybrid S2 - from $120
  13. Nike LeBron Soldier 14 - from $127
  14. Nike Precision 5 - from $145
  15. Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run - from $166

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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.