7 Best Blue Basketball Shoes in 2022

Dimitrije Curcic
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7 Best Blue Basketball Shoes in 2022

Show off your skills on the court in your favorite color blue basketball shoes. From running the court, and hitting free throws, to defensive rebounds and fadeaways, the right shoes allow you to play your best game the whole way – from the tipoff to the 4th quarter and beyond.

With plenty of options to choose from, we’ve rounded up 100+ of the best blue-colored basketball shoes and put each model to the test. After a rigorous selection process, we’ve highlighted the best pair of shoes in different categories for your shopping convenience.

Check out below our top highlights from the most popular Nike Lebron series and Pumas to high-performance Nike Kyries and Jordan Zions.

How we test basketball shoes

With over a hundred blue basketball kicks available out there, we do the legwork to ensure we only provide unbiased recommendations of the best and most reliable. We meticulously approach this process in the following:

  • We only test the basketball shoes that we bought with our own money to avoid any taint of bias and brand loyalty.
  • We bring all the models to our RunRepeat shoe testing lab to literally cut them into pieces and closely examine their essential parts. We do this a lot, too, with other types of shoes.
  • Together with our staff of editors who love basketball, we play numerous games on both the hardcourt and hardwood basketball courts. We also provide our own feedback after the games.
  • We spend weeks wear testing the shoe everywhere to determine their level of comfort, support, bounce, and many others.
  • We also scour the internet for more expert reviews and what regular players are saying about a particular shoe.

To conclude, we use our proprietary system called CoreScore to compute the overall ratings of all the models ranging from 0 to 100. The final results show a filtered listing of the highest rank basketball shoes among the rest on the list.

Best blue basketball shoes overall

Nike Cosmic Unity
Nike Cosmic Unity
£122

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 108 users
89 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • Top-tier cushioning
  • Consistent traction both on clean and dusty surfaces
  • Supportive once broken in
  • Grippy outsole
  • Wide feet friendly
  • OK for outdoor use
  • Sustainable materials 
  • Awesome looks
  • Soft, snug fit

Cons

  • Break-in period needed
  • Not so breathable

Verdict

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, there's the benefit of being a more sustainable purchase choice!
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Best blue Nike basketball shoes

Nike PG 5
Nike PG 5
£105

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 133 users
88 / 100 from 20 experts

Pros

  • Highly-cushioned 
  • Superb traction
  • Looks great
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • Feels pretty rigid
  • Runs small
  • Tight fit

Verdict

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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Best blue Jordan basketball shoes

Jordan Zion 1
Jordan Zion 1
£55
£110
£110

Corescore

89
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 165 users
85 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • Reliable multidirectional traction
  • Superb lateral support
  • Great impact protection
  • Minimal break-in period
  • Lightweight
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Awkward sizing
  • Not durable for outdoor play

Verdict

In all, the Jordan Zion 1 is a trustworthy performer for me due to its reliable traction, forefoot cushioning, and excellent lateral support. The sole area of warning is fit, which I’d strongly recommend trying in stores before purchasing to make sure getting it right.
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Best blue Adidas basketball shoes

Adidas Dame 7
Adidas Dame 7
£93

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 789 users
89 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Great court feel
  • Very stable and supportive
  • Light
  • OK for outdoors
  • Affordable

Cons

  • So-so traction
  • Runs big
  • Needs breaking in

Verdict

The Dame 7 has “no serious weaknesses,” but experts can’t stop comparing it to others that are better. Although a “very solid shoe” and a “jack of all trades,” the Dame 7 is still “master of none;” and it still doesn’t make it as the players’ favorite.
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Best blue low top basketball shoes

Nike Air Zoom BB NXT
Nike Air Zoom BB NXT
£109

Corescore

89
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 201 users
86 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Nice fit
  • Impressive cushioning
  • Great lockdown
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Out of the box comfort
  • Good traction

Cons

  • No ankle support

Verdict

Nike Air Zoom BB NXT is light with plenty of cushion. Looking at it, it has a lot of cushion, but when you pick it up and even wear it, the shoe is surprisingly light! When lacing it up, the shoe i very comfortable and responsive. The extensive sole makes it look tall despite it being a low-top shoe. BB NXT definitely has an advanced design to feel this good.
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Best value blue basketball shoes

Nike Kyrie 7
Nike Kyrie 7
£105

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 474 users
90 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Remarkable lockdown
  • Super comfy
  • Feels light
  • Stable even during lateral movement
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Good value for money
  • For players of all levels
  • Feels springy
  • Easy on/off
  • Many color options

Cons

  • Break-in period needed
  • Slightly slipped when rocking backward

Verdict

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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What are the cheapest blue basketball shoes in 2022?

  1. Puma Court Rider - from £37
  2. Puma RS-Dreamer - from £56
  3. Jordan Why Not Zer0.4 - from £61
  4. Adidas Harden Stepback 2 - from £81
  5. Adidas D.O.N. Issue #3 - from £71
  6. Nike Lebron 18 Low - from £51
  7. Nike Air Zoom BB NXT - from £111
  8. Nike Cosmic Unity - from £123
  9. Adidas Trae Young 1 - from £104
  10. Nike Lebron 19 - from £161
  11. Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut - from £185
  12. Adidas D Rose 11 - from £275
  13. Nike Zoom Freak 3 - from £130
  14. Under Armour Spawn 3 - from £110
  15. Adidas Pro Boost Low - from £120

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Author
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.