Best Option: Athletic Propulsion Labs Concept 3, $175
When a shoe is banned by the NBA because it gives an "unfair competitive advantage," you have to take it seriously. Athletic Propulsion Labs' "Load N' Launch" technology was patented and subsequently banned by the league back in 2010 because it was proven to increase your vertical leap. There aren't many NBA players, let alone regular schmucks like yourself who wouldn't pass up adding a few inches to their vertical. These won't get burn by the pros, but that doesn't mean they won't make their mark in a Sunday night rec league.