7 Best Grey Basketball Shoes in 2022

Dimitrije Curcic
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7 Best Grey Basketball Shoes in 2022

Unleash your lockdown defensive skills wearing grey basketball shoes. Keep a low-key profile on the court until it’s time to create some damage on the other team. Let your plays and tricky power moves do the talking and just dominate on the hardwood.

You have plenty of great options when it comes to performance-ready grey basketball kicks out there. From Nike NBA signature shoes to Jordan models and Adidas D Rose series, we can help you find the perfect pair that matches your playing style and fashion choice.

We’ve handpicked 180 of the best basketball shoes from leading brands. We put each one into the stringiest testing process and highlighted the cream of the crop in seven different categories.

How we test basketball shoes

We based everything on hard data. We put in the hours analyzing each model inside our independent shoe testing lab. We also have a team of basketball players at RunRepeat wear-testing the shoes on both the hardcourt and the hardwood. Here’s how we do it:

  • We personally buy all the grey basketball shoes from various brands. We use our own funds for this to avoid any brand loyalty.
  • We cut the shoes open and measure 30+ parameters of each model including the upper construction, ankle support, stability, outsole traction, and many others.
  • Our wear-testers play numerous games of basketball and we keep a record of their on-court impressions and feedback on each shoe.
  • We collect more useful data from other experts in the field and regular users.

To conclude the process, we input all the comparable data above into the CoreScore system. After calculating all the variables, an overall score is assigned on each model that ranges from 0 to 100. We then feature the top-rated shoes in different categories on this page for quick reference.

Best grey 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 grey 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 grey Jordan basketball shoes

Jordan Why Not Zer0.4
Jordan Why Not Zer0.4
£100

Corescore

89
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 219 users
84 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Secure foothold
  • Fits great for wide-footer
  • Good lateral stability
  • Cushy, responsive cushioning
  • No break-in period
  • Feels light
  • Sufficient breathability
  • Sleek design
  • Good value for the price

Cons

  • Outsole pattern is not durable for constant outdoor play
  • Heel cushioning not enough for heavy post players
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Best grey Adidas basketball shoes

Adidas D Rose 11
Adidas D Rose 11

Corescore

89
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 417 users
88 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • Better than predecessors
  • Comfortable heel
  • Cushioning
  • Stability
  • Light
  • Aesthetics

Cons

  • So-so traction
  • Requires break-in
  • Quality is not good enough
  • Not for outdoors

Verdict

The D Rose 11 puts the D Rose line back on the map after a series of flops since the D Rose 8. Even so, it still pales in comparison to other basketball shoes because some of its features are mediocre. The D Rose line is already in the right direction, but it seems that it still has a long way to go.
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Best grey 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 grey 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 grey basketball shoes in 2022?

  1. Nike Precision 5 - from £60
  2. Nike Renew Elevate 2 - from £54
  3. Nike Lebron 18 Low - from £50
  4. Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run - from £80
  5. Adidas D Rose Son Of Chi - from £84
  6. Jordan Why Not Zer0.4 - from £60
  7. Nike Zoom Heritage N7 - from £107
  8. Nike Kybrid S2 - from £92
  9. Nike Air Zoom BB NXT - from £110
  10. Nike Lebron 19 - from £160
  11. Adidas Adizero Rose 1 Retro - from £86
  12. Air Jordan XXXV - from £139
  13. Adidas D.O.N. Issue #3 - from £120
  14. Nike Air Max Impact 2 - from £100
  15. Adidas D Rose 11 - from £130

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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.