Best Club Basketball Shoes

Best Club Basketball Shoes

It’s the offseason. That means one of two things: AAU or club basketball is here. There’s a reason basketball players have coined the phrases “ball above all” or “ball is life.” They have no offseason — they play all season. Here are the top shoes that will keep you playing at an elite level all spring long and beyond.

Nike Kobe Mentality II

Nike Kobe Mentality II

Featuring ever-popular Flyweave technology, the Kobe Mentality II has an ultra-durable construction that will last all year long with a sleek, two-fade color scheme. The second iteration of the Mentality comes in a low-profile design for less bulk, less weight, and flexible support. Keep your feet dry and locked in all game long with formfitting and breathable stretch mesh. The time-tested Lunarlon foam provides an on-court feel while returning responsive energy with every step. Shed your skin and hop in the snake-inspired Kobe Mentality II.

Under Armour Fire Shot

Under Armour Fire Shot

Under Armour is no stranger to performance basketball shoes, and its latest release is true to its category: performance. The Fire Shot upper features a form-fitting, compression ankle support for comprehensive protection and a full range of motion. A light and responsive Micro G sock liner is great for any player because it molds to your foot, while the design looks like a high-top, but plays like low-top. Stay on your feet with an injection-molded outsole featuring spider web traction for enhanced multi-directional movement, control, and grip. And just because it’s a performance shoe doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good. The Fire Shot is fashionably reflective and comes in over a dozen colors (including collegiate styles). Set fire to the floor this club season with the all-new UA Fire Shot.

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