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Yes, it is more likely and actually a matter of fact that dedicated shoes and sneakers are made only for the volleyball players.
Since in terms of the game, volleyball and basketball have many similarities.
There are many volleyball players who think that shoes made for indoor basketball courts can help a lot with an indoor basketball.
What are good basketball shoes to play volleyball?
Although there are many good shoes on the market, I have picked only top-rated shoes that you can buy without hesitation! These are perfect for volleyball! 😉
Without further ado, here is the review of the top basketball shoes made for volleyball players.
Best Basketball Shoes for Volleyball [Top Picks]
Nike Kobe Mentality RECOMMENDED
Nike Kobe Mentality is an interesting basketball shoe. As Nike does this to pay tribute to many basketball legends e.g. LeBron James, Nike did the same for Kobe Bryant.
When this legend was about to retire, Nike issued this shoe. The first-ever version is known as Kobe Mentality. Kobe loved this tribute so much and later wrote a book named ‘The Mamba Mentality’.
So why people love this shoe? Well other than it being named after Kobe, the reason is that it is perfect for volleyball. It provides perfect cushioning – cushioning is what shaves you from hurting your heels.
Unfortunately, it does not feature the next-generation Air Zoom cushioning, but it gives a steady and thick cushion nonetheless.
As for traction, it has a mild herringbone pattern with decent grooves on it. This means that you’d enjoy a good grip on the ground.
Under Armour Curry 2
Stephan Curry is the man behind this rather spectacular series of basketball shoes made by Under Armour.
Under Armour launched this series in order to pay tribute to this famous basketball player and definitely capitalize on the love that Stephan’s fans possess for him.
Apart from the name, this shoe has got many other attractive features and one or two of them, make it one of the most ideal basketball sneakers for volleyball.
First of all – in terms of design, these shoes are not only good on the court, but you can wear them to any urban/casual party or meetup. What makes it good for Volleyball is the fact that it has dedicated heel counter and cushion.
Adidas Crazylight Boost
Sorry folks …
We got no story to tell you …
This shoe does not have any inspiring story. And it is not a tribute to any basketball demigod. But in case you love a crazy light (and yet effective) basketball shoe for your indoor volleyball needs, you would like this shoe.
What is so special apart from being ‘Crazylight’? Well, it has boost cushioning technology – hence the other part of its name ‘Boost’.
A lightweight and highly cushioned basketball shoe is all you need for your highly testing indoor volleyball game. But these two qualities are not the only qualities associated with this sneaker.
Jordan Ultra Fly
Do you love Michael Jordan’s?
I love Michael Jordan’s.
The famous dialogue from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. A crafty schoolboy tries to sell a pair of knocked off (most probably) Michael Jordan sneakers.
Well, I loved them because they said more than basketball or sport; they say urban lifestyle many times and parties and whatnot.
Everyone loves a sneaker that doubles as a basketball/volleyball sneaker as well as an urban fashion shoe. This is that sneaker. But hold on and listen to the qualities that actually matter.
Nike Hyperdunk X Team
I know …
Dunk is not something related to volleyball …
You guys do not dunk the hoop, you just jump and shoot the ball to the other side of the fence hoping to ditch the opponents.
But hey – both actions demand two sub-actions:
You have to jump and then you have to land back on the ground. This is why a Hyperdunk is highly relevant in volleyball too. You need a shoe that is light for a big jump and that has good cushioning to reduce the impact.
People who have been using Nike Hyperdunk X Team say that the bounce/the springy effect that they enjoy because landing on the ground is the reason why they love Hyperdunk.
Adidas Harden vol 3 Volleyball
The number one on our list is James Harden vol 3. These shoes are the newest signature shoes of the famous Shooting guard and 2018 NBA MVP: James Harden shoe line.
The first thing that we are going to talk about is traction. The newest technology made the traction of James Harden vol 3. The last two models have a kind of lunar surface or honey coon surface.
The materials combined with the impressive aesthetics of Adidas James Harden vol 3 makes the shoe a premium performance shoe, even for volleyball.
Also at the toe area of the Adidas Harden vol 3 we can see something similar to Nike Paul George 2.5 or even Nike Paul George 1.
Overall, the Adidas James Harden vol 3 is one of the most significant performance shoes of 2018, and they are one of the best basketball shoes for volleyball as well.
Also read: Best Jumping Basketball Shoes Review
Nike Kobe Mamba Rage Volleyball Shoes
These basketball shoes are well known because it is pretty similar to the Nike Kobe 11 and even with Nike Kobe AD.
One of the best things is lightweight. You can jump easier by wearing these shoes. So, this is a perfect thing for the volleyball players who use to jump a lot for showing a block.
Moving on to the traction it picks up some reasonable amount of dust, but this is not a huge issue because you can wipe them out quickly.
A lot of players use to wipe them up during the volleyball game. The Nike Kobe Bryant Mamba Rage is not recommended at all at outdoor use because of their no durable outsole.
Overall, the Nike Kobe Bryant Mamba rage is one of the best basketball shoes for volleyball. They are a perfect performance shoe, and the aesthetics are outstanding as well.
Nike Lebron Volleyball Witness III Shoes
The Nike Lebron James Witness III is one of the most signature shoes of the famous Los Angeles Lakers Small-Forward Lebron James.
In the following description of this shoe, we are going to discuss why you should buy these basketball shoes for playing volleyball.
Because of these premium materials, the ventilation will be alright so your feet will not burn inside of the shoe.
On the other hand, soft materials will not give you a lot of lateral support and stability so you will have to take care of that aspect during the volleyball game.
Moving on to the traction, the outsole of the Nike Lebron James Witness III will do their job especially at a volleyball game. The traction is good at any courts, even at outdoor.
The support at the ankle is an excellent one even if this is a Mid basketball shoe. On the lateral support, this shoe is not as good as it seems.
Overall, the Nike Lebron will do their job during the volleyball game, and you will be delighted with them.
Adidas Crazy Light Boost
These shoes are one of the best performance shoes of the Adidas in the year 2019!
The first thing that we are going to talk about is traction. The outsole has a perfect bite/ grip on the floor.
The ventilation is acceptable. Your feet will not burn a lot inside of the shoe, but you will still feel it a little bit.
The support is good on the lateral part and in the ankle area as well so you will not have to worry about it during the volleyball game!
Overall, the Adidas Crazy Light Boost is a perfect performer shoe and has some outstanding aesthetics. This shoe will fit with any volleyball player!
This all sounds a bit stupid …
Looking for basketball shoes while you need’em for volleyball players.
But as it has been mentioned and proved, resemblances and similarities are there.
These 5 shoes that I have discussed and reviewed are not the end of the list. You might get one and go on playing like a pro or just use the factors mentioned in the buyer’s list and pick your own sneaker.
If you asked me what you must look for in every sneaker for volleyball players? I’d say since it is about indoor courts, go for hard rubber outsole and herringbone pattern combination for best grip.