I need basketball sneakers for the season and I can't decide on one. I play mostly point guard, and sometimes shooting guard.
The Kobe 5's are unbeleivable. They are extremely light and give amazing support.
Since Your PG You Need Shoes That Are Light...Im Also A PG And I Use The Shoes Dwight Howard Does And They Are AWESOME!!! I Completly Recommend Them!
DO NOT get shoes that are just popular and expensive. Shoes do NOT make you a better player. I would NOT pay more than $100 for a pair a shoes. You can find a good pair of quality shoes for between $80 to $100 if you pay more then you are getting ripped off. Then spend the other $10 on a set of orthotic inserts to extend the life of your inner shoe soles and make the shoe custom fit your special feet. Stick with the top name brands--black Nike is the main shoe I wear---Addidas is too stiff, Converse is too wide, Reebok tears up too easily.
Nike Hyperfuse are lightweight (12.5 ounces) and have good breathability. Nike hyperdunk 2010 are extremly light (11.5). Nike Zoom Soldier 3`s weigh about 14.5 but have really good stability. Adidas pro models are heavy too but have good cushioning. Also I would recommend insoles like the person above ^^^ said. It all depends on what you look for in a shoe. From the positions you play I would recommend a lighter shoe like the Nike hyperize, hyperdunk or hyperfuse.
i agree wit Morgan Raiders.i would say get da Nike Hyprdunks. but get da lowcut ones cause da high ones r lik 120$! u can get a pair of lowcuts online for lik 50$ here is da pair dat i hav. i kno u dont hav 2 tell me... THEY ARE SWEET!!!!
I recommend 2 different sneakers....
1.) Nike Hyperdunk 2010 - These shoes are newer and lighter than any high-top out there. Weighing only 11.5 ounces, they are a great choice for any point guard, shooting guard or small forward . With new flywire technology, many many different colors, and so many more features they are a great choice. (I am customizing them on NikeiD for AAU season)
2.) Nike Hyperfuse - I just bought these shoes, they are an excellent and comfortable pair. They are light supportive and super fly. Rajon Rondo wears them. Great choice.
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Do not get pro models. Those are not good basketball shoes. In the eighth grade they were my team shoes. By the middle of the season, most of my team was sliding around on the court because the sneakers had lost their grip. I recommend hyperfuses or hyperdunks or any other nike brand.
While I can't tell you which brand or type or size to wear, I can tell you that many different factors go into determining what's best for each individual player.
Your foot size (and width), your history of ankle injuries, the arch of your foot, the $$ in your wallet, and so much more.
I can also point you towards a potential resource: The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine which, according to their website, "serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries."
One of the resources they offer on their website is a listing of recommended shoes for different sports (including basketball). After examining different types of basketball shoes and grading them with a standardized assessment form, they offered their suggestions. But this only their suggestions.
Don't know how many of the good (foot) doctors actually played some ball in the shoes they evaluated, but it's a start.
Make sure that you check the size of both your feet, and try on multiple pairs of shoes to find the ones that feel comfortable while giving you enough support.
Also remember that, just like running shoes, you've got to change your basketball shoes when you outgrow and/or wear them out.
Nike Hyperdunk 2010