The Best Basketball Shoes For Kids

Hey fellow readers,

some time ago I’ve got an email from Amily, mother of two, saying that one of her sons is into basketball,

and that his birthday is coming up – and a pair of slick basketball shoes would make him extremely happy.

“Which pair would you recommend?” she asked, and so – I’ve tried to come up with a fair answer.

I’ve looked into the leading basketball shoes manufacturers, and took the ones who makes them in smaller

sizes – and I think I’ve come up with a cook little list of awesome basketball shoes for your kids!

I’ve taken into consideration cushioning, form factor, shoe steadiness, brand quality,

and ‘coolness’ – colors, shapes, whatever is hip and neat.

With no further a due, the results:

 

An Awesome Kids Basketball Shoes Guide Chart

PictureNameRatingPrice
adidas Performance NXT LVL SPD IV K Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)5.0$21.91 - $50.00
adidas Performance Isolation 2 K Basketball Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)4.7$29.64 - $67.95
adidas Performance NXT LVL SPD Next Level Speed 3 K Basketball Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)4.6$34.72 - $99.88
Nike Kids Air Max Stutter Step 2 (GS) Basketball Shoe4.5$44.65 - $92.61
Nike Kids Team Hustle D 7 (GS) Basketball Shoe4.5$41.99 - $71.20
Boys' Hi Top Overtime Basketball4.6$29.99
Under Armour Big Boys' Grade School UA ClutchFit™ Drive 2 Basketball Shoes4.4$70.00 - $119.00
AND 1 MASTER 2 Mid Basketball Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)4.2$31.31 - $44.99
adidas Performance Light EM Up 2 J Shoe (Big Kid)5.0$39.98 - $69.95
Under Armour Big Boys' Grade School UA Micro G® Pro Basketball Shoes5.0$79.99

 

adidas Performance NXT LVL SPD IV K Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Testimonial:

My son was looking for ever for a green pair of Adidas that didn’t clash with the rest of his wardrobe. It’s the best compromise I’ve seen

 

 

 

 

adidas Performance Isolation 2 K Basketball Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Testimonial:

I had concerns about sizing, given some of the reviews, and ended up live chatting with one of Adidas’s customer service reps. She suggested ordering my son’s actual size. I ordered up slightly—a 1—and it looks like we got the right size. I had to really undo the laces (all the way down the shoe) for my son to be able to get them on but then they fit. Since we’re going to be keeping them, I also played with the back part of the shoe (bent it back and forth a bit) to loosen it up. My son will be using them as court shoes for basketball and I think they’ll work well. They look great too.

 

 

adidas Performance NXT LVL SPD Next Level Speed 3 K Basketball Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Testimonial:

My daughter loves these shoes! She’s playing basketball and didn’t need them but I wanted to get her some new shoes like the other girls had. I ordered them big because her game socks are very thick. I felt they may be a little too big and contemplated exchanging them but she was so sad so we kept them and she plays in them with her thick socks. She says they are comfortable.

 

 

 

Nike Kids Air Max Stutter Step 2 (GS) Basketball Shoe

Testimonial:

My kid loves these, I love these, so we bought them this year, as well as last year. They’re not cheap, but they’re sturdy enough to get my high-energy boy through an entire school year. He likes the ankle support these offer without feeling boxed in by a hi-top. Good traction, easy to put on. Fantastic color, very bright red. Recommended.Update: It’s December 1, less than four months after I purchased these for school. I’m sorry to say, this year’s pair did not hold up nearly as well as last year’s. The bottom of the shoe near the toe cracked and is hanging by a thread, making these unwearable. For the price I paid, I expect much, much more. This will sadly be our final pair of Stutter Steps. Not recommended anymore.

 

 

Nike Kids Team Hustle D 7 (GS) Basketball Shoe

Testimonial:

Bought these for my son for Basketball Season. He continues to wear the shoes after the Basketball Season so I’m impressed with these Nike’s for the price!

 

 

 

 

Boys’ Hi Top Overtime Basketball

Testimonial:

My son just started playing B-ball at the local YMCA and needed these shoes to stay competitive. They look and feel great and the price can’t be beat. I plan on buying the same pare in black (if they have them). They are very nice looking and just what he needed and for the price, they couldn’t be beat. I would recommend these shoes to all my friends and family and you should give them a try before you purchase the overly expensive shoes that will not increase your child’s performance on the court.

 

 

Under Armour Big Boys’ Grade School UA ClutchFit™ Drive 2 Basketball Shoes

Testimonial:

Bought these for my daughter, second pair of the Under Armor Clutch-Fit shoes. Great for basketball and perfect high ankle support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND 1 MASTER 2 Mid Basketball Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)

Testimonial:

I purchased these shoes for my 9 year old daughter to use for basketball. She is always twisting her ankles. The high top style provides good support for her ankles. She had no further injuries after getting these shoes. Since basketball is now over, she wears them often and they do seem to be pretty durable and clean up well.

 

 

 

adidas Performance Light EM Up 2 J Shoe (Big Kid)

Testimonial:

I use them for the gym awesome shoes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under Armour Big Boys’ Grade School UA Micro G® Pro Basketball Shoes

Testimonial:

Great shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 2 cents

If your child is playing basketball as a hobby, or as a planned career, a brand new pair might be just what he desires.

We took the best shoes out there that are fit and put them to the test, while we gathered testimonials from current

shoes holders.

Some of them, as you could probably see, are not so detailed – but we promise to update those with time and get you a clearer

testimonial for each shoe, so you could have an idea of what others felt like trying them.

Another thing is a list of resources that I’ve gathered that I think can really help you, or your kids evolve and be better,

and here it is:

An awesome youtube channel with great tips, tricks, gameplays and more that can help anyone to be better

An extremely detailed article on the best ways of coaching youth basketball – tips, tricks, hacks, and more – this is great stuff

A fantastic basketball tips & tricks site, for beginners, intermediates or professionals, share knowledge and evolve!

And lastly, a super active basketball forum where you can ask any question you’d like and get appropriate answers from pros.

 

We hope this article was helpful in choosing your next pair – as always, be free to contact us, just as Almily did,

we’ll be more than helpful to review any category of shoes – that’s what we do best.

Be free to leave a comment in the section below, we promise to take your notes into consideration and bring you

quality content, over and over again.

See you again next time-  TheShoesForMe Team.