Aside from wearing your shoes casually, these it is important to put your jawnz through the functions that they were actually intended for. Therefore here is my top 5 performance basketball sneakers of all time IN NO ORDER. Keep in mind while I am currently washed, Ive played a lot of ball in my day.
The Nike Kobe VIII
Full length lunarlon insert… crazy grippy sectional herringbone traction, glass based carbon shank, flexible heel counter that extends to the midfoot, under 10 oz. ABSOLUTE MONSTERS
Air Jordan XX9
This is the best fitting basketball shoe of all time. The flyweave upper was a gamechanger and required ZERO break in time. Traction was ridiculous on any court, and the flightplate system offered amazing heel to toe transition. AND DONT FORGET THAT THICCCC UNLOCKED ZOOM to make us all feel like we can dunk as a regular white men.
Nike Kobe VI
Super light due to a mesh upper with structure due to the snakeskin paneling. Heel and forfoot zoom air THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO ACTUALLY FEEL BACK THEN @Nike. And story telling traction that actually worked.
Nike Lebron VIII
THIS IS THE MOST COMFY FUCKING SHOE OF ALL TIME. FULL LENGTH AIR MAX 360 UNIT WITH PREMIUM LEATHER AND SUEDES. Fuck courtfeel… fuck traction, and fuck everything else. These bitches looked sick and felt like maybachs on your feet while you averaged your triple single at the Y babyyyyy
Nike Kobe V
THE BEST LOOKING FUCKING BASKETBALL SNEAKER OF ALL TIME. The skinwire upper and substantial heel counter made these fit BRAZZZY. The torch tongue was amazing as well as the heel and forfoot zoom air. The only thing holding these back from being the undeniable performance goat was the inconsistent storytelling traction. Again these were around the 10 oz range… why are shoes getting heavy again?!
Therefore as you can see the best performance line has to go to the Black Mamba.