Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • These mid-top basketball shoes from Nike require little to no break-in time, a few owners observe.
  • The traction is just superb, a tester exclaims. According to him, these shoes have a super hard bite that doesn’t need any wiping.
  • A reviewer claims that the outsole seems durable and should last outdoors.
  • Many buyers love the Nike Precision 3. They claim that these are great shoes for both work and play.
  • These shoes feel really light, a few users observe.
  • These Nike basketball shoes are very affordable, several reviewers comment. According to them, the Precision III offers excellent value for money.
  • The cushioning feels very nice, a reviewer reports. He says that the foam cushion feels responsive and has a good amount of bounce.
  • These basketball sneakers look good and have great colors, some buyers assert.
  • Step-in comfort is really nice, a few wearers comment.
  • The third iteration of the Nike Precision fits true to size, a handful of wearers declare.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several owners are griping that these Nike basketball shoes are a little too tight.
  • The materials look and feel cheap, a tester comments. He claims that the upper is not that strong and supportive. 

Bottom line

Reviewers are very pleased with the price and performance of these Nike Precision 3. For a measly 70 bucks, owners are treated to a stylish, comfortable, responsive, and grippy basketball sneaker that they can use for both work and play

Overall, the third iteration of the Nike Precision is a budget-friendly basketball shoe that can compete with signature models (like the PG 3 and Kyrie 5) on the hardwood. Don't be surprised if the shoes creep to the top of your rotation and become one of your go-to basketball sneakers.

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Good to know

Move with precision and sink your shots with precision with these all-purpose mid-top basketball shoes from Nike.

The Nike Precision 3 allows you to take your game further with its breathable mesh upper, lightweight midsole, durable outsole, and multidirectional traction. All these features combine to provide you with full support and total control on the court.

Cushion. These mid-top Nike basketball shoes feature a resilient foam midsole with two levels of cushioning that creates a soft and smooth ride. 

Traction. The Nike Precision III is equipped with a durable rubber outsole with a multidirectional traction pattern that offers excellent grip when making quick cuts to the basket. Dual pivot points enhance your agility by assisting with rotational movements.

Length and Width. These basketball shoes from Nike reportedly run true to size but is a little bit narrow. It is best for wide-footers to try the shoes in-store before ordering a pair.

Lockdown. The Nike Precision 3 features a mid-top design with a padded collar that offers both comfort and containment. For a more secure and precise fit, these basketball shoes also feature an engineered quarter panel and additional eyelets that extend up to the shoe’s collar.

The upper of the Nike Precision III is constructed of performance mesh and fabric. This game-ready combination provides breathable support all game long.

These basketball shoes are also equipped with a textile lining for added comfort. Additionally, it has a midfoot shank for torsional rigidity.

The third iteration of the Nike Precision features a sleek mid-top design with a round toe that is simple yet equally stylish. Nike and Swoosh branding are located on the sides, heel, and tongue.

These budget-friendly Nike basketball shoes are available in the following color combinations:

  • Black/University Red
  • Black/White
  • Dark Grey/Metallic Gold/White/Black
  • White/Black
  • Wolf Grey/White/Dark Grey


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