Best Option: Nike Air Zoom Flight Glove, $140 (Available November 22)

We've never understood how people could play basketball with improper lacing or without their shoes laced at all. Having your shoes untied negates any other feature because a loose shoe means you aren't using your sneaker to it's full potential. And if you decide to try and be cool with loose laces, expect twisted ankles or heel slippage--things real ballers try and prevent on a daily basis. Also, if you prefer unexposed laces, Gary Payton never had any trouble in his Nike Glove series