“Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you’ve got him” – Bill Russell
Nowadays, a good pair of basketball shoes can easily make the difference in the game of basketball.
Basketball is based on different moves, jumping, running and so on, so the shoes need to cover all these aspects.
Because of the evolution of technology, the experts bring us the best shoes to have the best vibes during and after the game.
Today, we are going to discuss some top rated best performance basketball shoes. After that, you will be able to choose the one who fits you the best!
Best Performance Basketball Shoes 2019 Reviews
Nike Lebron James 16 Performance Basketball Shoe
The Nike Lebron James 16 is the newest basketball signature shoes of the famous NBA ALL Star Lebron James.
These signature shoes were releasing after LeBron joined the Los Angeles to play for Lakers along Lavar Ball Kyle Kuzma and others.
One of the first outstanding aspects that we notice to this signature shoe is the unique model from the back of the shoe (At some models where we can see a lion, in others even a bear and so on)
Also, we can see the LeBron dunking logo on the base part of the outsole, so this is a pretty nice aspect from the aesthetics and the first time when we see that on a Lebron James basketball shoe.
The support is not one of the best, but the lacing system is still good so that you will be pretty safe.
Anta KT 2 Performance Basketball Shoes
The Anta KT 2 is the official signature shoes of the NBA Shooting guard Klay Thompson from Golden State Warriors team.
The Anta is not so popular but is doing their job pretty well. There we can see some pretty good aesthetics combined with a good performance.
Moving on to the traction, the outsole is pretty simple, and the Anta did not use a lot of materials when they made the traction.
This is not picking a lot of dust, and it can be easily wiped out during the games so the dust will not be a big issue. The traction is good even at outdoor, but you will still have to take care of you.
The support is outstanding. Your ankle will be alright at any moves. Even the lateral support is excellent. The materials from the interior are pretty Soft so your feet will be comfortable!
Nike Kobe 9 Performance Basketball elite
Even this is a huge throwback to the old Kobe Bryant shoes; the Nike Kobe 9 elite remains one of the best performance shoes from all time.
The traction of the Nike Kobe 9 elite is AMAZING! This has a unique bite song and is good at any courts. This is not picking up a lot of dust.
At the outdoor use, you will have to take care of the little tiny space between the outsole lines because there can stick some little stuff from the outside so the traction should be verified sometimes
The materials are very soft and premium. You will feel comfortable there. In the upper area where we can see a sock extension which will improve the ankle support.
Under Armour Curry 5 Performance Shoes
The under armor curry five are one of the best performance shoes from the Stephen Curry signature shoe line.
This basketball shoe has some pretty nice materials combined with simple aesthetics and aspect.
Moving on to the traction, at the outsole we can notice some circles that are very good at explosive moves and fastbreaks. The traction does not pick up a lot of dust and it pretty easy to wipe.
The cushion performs pretty well, so you will have some impact protection and a good amount of response out there. Enough for a quite guard and a small guy.
Nike Kyrie Irving 4 Basketball Performance Shoes
The Nike made a huge step forward by releasing the Nike Kyrie Irving 4. The last shoe line of Kyrie Irving signature shoes was not one of the greatest compared with Nike Kyrie Irving 2 which has one of the best tractions of all time.
However, the traction of Nike Kyrie Irving 4 does not pick a lot of dust and is good even in outdoor use.
The shoes have a good bite on clean courts. The song that all players are in love with.
The cushion has a little bit of zoom unit. Kyrie Irving does not like a lot of bounce in the cushion.
Nike Lebron 15 Basketball Shoes
The Nike Lebron 15 is different between Nike Kyrie Irving 4 because the playstyle of Lebron James is a lot different than the Kyrie Irving ones.
So in conclusion, the Nike Lebron 15 is a more responsive and the impact protection is better than Kyrie Irving one.
The traction performed very well ( Even on dusty courts and clean courts). The traction does pick up some good amount of dust, but it can be wiped easy. Outdoor use is not very recommended.
Moving on the cushion, we have a full-length zoom unit which gives you a lot of impact protection and responsiveness.
The materials of the Nike Lebron James 15 are based on flyknit which is present in almost the entire shoe.
The flyknit technology makes the ventilation good, so your feet will feel very comfortable and will not burn at all.
Overall the Nike Lebron James 15 is one of the best performers of the 2019 year.
Adidas Harden vol 2
The Adidas made a huge step on the Harden shoe line. The Adidas Harden vol 2 is better than the previous model (Harden vol 1).
They added more boost to give you more response and impact protection which is an outstanding aspect of the jumping process.
The Harden use to make a lot of step backs, crossovers and a lot of explosive moves, so he needs some basketball shoes with good support and response.
The cushion feels super soft, and you feel very low on the ground. It feels very responsive, and the court feel is amazing.
Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 primeknit
The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 is a big upgrade of the previous model ( Adidas Crazy Explosive 2016).
The famous center of the New York Knicks (Kristap Porzigins) and the small forward Andrew Wiggins from Minnesota Timberwolves were the ones who represented this shoe the most.
Today we will talk about the original version ( the tallest one). There we can see and sock extension at the upper area which adds some extra flexibility and confidence when you are wearing them at the basketball game.
Nike Paul George 2
The Nike improved their previous Paul George model (Paul George 1) and fixed the main problems which the basketball shoes had in the past.
This is a great innovation which made Paul George and all of us happier.
The Paul George 2 traction pattern is like a cactus flower in the desert. It’s super thin, very pliable and it moves with your foot a little bit.
So, is kind of similar to Nike Hyperdunk 2016 and the Nike Kyrie 2 ( One of the best tractions of all time) where the traction actually kind of moves so if you move your foot laterally it moves and brings it back again.
Nike Kobe AD Mid
These shoes are made after Kobe retiring which is a great thing to hear because Nike did a great job with the Kobe shoe line in the past.
So, they keep going and giving us the best performance shoes they can! They are not so different than the regular Kobe AD but is mid, so this will bring us better support!
On the clean court, the traction is performed pretty well. The stopping pattern is very squeaky, but if you play on a slightly dusty court, you should be ok ( the bite will be alright).
You are just going to find yourself wiping a lot because it picks a lot of dust. If you play on a very dusty court, the Kobe AD is not recommended at all.
The overall, cushion is perfect, the materials are ok, and the fit is quite good.
They have a premium price, but the shoe makes you enjoy playing in them. You should use it as the main basketball shoe.
That was our presentation of the best performance shoes of the year of 2019! Every shoe out there is a great performer so you will have a while to think about.
Do not forget to compare your playstyle and your physical constitution to other players and their signature shoes so you will do your job to select one shoe easier!
Despite the excellent performance of these shoes, you still have to train a lot and gain skills or your dreams and goals!
Remember that these shoes will help you during the way to success giving you the best conditions and the safest plays you can have!
You will feel very comfortable and confident during the game so enjoy them!
Feel free to let us any question!
See you next time!