The relationship between basketball and sneakers is unlike anything else that exists in sports. What it boils down to is this: we love basketball shoes for the same reasons NBA players do. We love that they’re comfortable and versatile while still making an unmistakable statement of personal taste and style. Here we take a look at the ten basketball sneakers that best matched form with function, and set the bar for the NBA look both on and off the court.

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