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Basketball sneakers are an institution. They must feel good, and look great.'s basketball sneaker page has news, info, basketball sneaker recommendations, the occasional sneaker event announcement, and other stuff worth knowing. Note that editor Jeff Lenchiner's shoe size is an 11.5 Wide, which usually means wearing size 12 if it's a regular-width or narrow-width shoe.


"Buy all the Nikes you want ... nothings toppin' these 1984 kicks Michael Jordan rocked back in the day, 'cause the historic sneakers just sold for a record $1.47 million at auction! The size 13 white and red Nike Air Ships are from Jordan's fifth game of his 1984 rookie season -- the first model of basketball sneakers worn by His Airness as a pro athlete." - / October 25, 2021


John Wall's return to Adidas on a five-year sneaker deal is technically a reunion, as Wall split from the apparel company in September 2015 following a multi-year partnership. But the Wizards guard says it's not that simple and neither is the perception of his decision to turn down an offer worth eight years and $66 million at the time. Wall says the 2015 contract offer was laced with incentives he was not comfortable with. Negotiations stalled, the two sides parted ways and Wall placed a bet on himself to test the free agent sneaker market. -- NBC Sports Washington, Jan. 9, 2018

These are some of the most famous bball sneakers of all time. They'll always be in style. The only question is, high-top or lows.

Air Jordan basketball sneakers are forever. You can't go wrong with a pair of these. Just click around and find the colorway you want, and wear these with a slim-fit pair of jeans or upscale sweatpants that fit fairly snug around the ankles, and you're good.

Some cool recent Adidas basketball sneakers:

The Adidas superstar line of sneakers are low-top and not "basketball sneakers" -- they're "offcourt" adidas Originials -- but they're super popular these days so for now we're putting them here.

As with the above adidas, these Stan Smith's aren't bball sneakers, they're just too cool right now not to include. If we make an offcourt sneakers page we'll move them there. For now, buy them here:

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