The classic sneaker has seen a resurgence as of late thanks to Reebok’s focus on throwback sneakers. While the Question is a bit bulkier and heavier than the kicks being put out today, it is undoubtedly one of the best-looking basketball sneakers of all-time. For those who care more about looking good than playing good, this is the sneaker for you.
Adidas Crazylight Boost
Adidas comes correct with its first sneaker designed with Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard in mind. A super lightweight, super comfortable sneaker with brand new ‘Boost’ technology and a bevy of colorways, there’s something for everyone with the Crazylight Boost.
Nike Zoom HyperRev
The sneaker of choice of Kyrie Irving, the Zoom HyperRev is a sleek, comfortable shoe that features all of the latest Nike technology including Flywire, Zoom Cushioning, and Foam Lining.
Not only does the HyperRev provide a durable, lightweight wear, it also comes in a huge variety of colorways that will go with just about any uniform for team wear during the season. With the next version of the HyperRev likely to drop late 2014/early 2015, you can pick these up on sale for under $100.
Nike Kobe 9 EM
Since it’s inception, the Kobe line has consistently been one of the more trendsetting lines in Nike’s stable. After breaking the mold with an extreme hightop for the Kobe 9, the Kobe 9
Low got back to its more traditional soccer cleat-inspired design that has been a staple of the Kobe since the V. The ‘Kobe 9 Low’ is perfect for point guards looking for a light sneaker that provides state-of-the-art protection and a certain ‘wow’ factor when spectators see them on foot.
What better player for aspiring point guards to model their game after than Chris Paul? The Clippers floor general recently announced that the sneaker will be released on November 1, just in time for the hoops season. Designed to support hard cuts and uptempo play, the CP3.VIII is perfect for point guards who like to push the ball at every opportunity.
Nike Hyperdunk 2014
The Hyperdunk line has been one of Nike’s most durable, comfortable and lightweight designs for a long time running. For guards who prefer more ankle support and a high top look, the Hyperdunk gives both while maintaining a the light weight that players favor. For guards who like the Hyperdunk look but would prefer a low-cut sneaker, you’re in luck because Nike added a low-cut version to the 2014 line. Even better, the “City Pack” allows hometown heroes to rep their hood no matter where they take the court.
Adidas D Rose 5 Boost
The popular D Rose line takes it to the next level with Boost technology, perfect for explosive point guards like Rose whose game is predicated on attacking the defense and finishing at the rim. Rose’s signature line with adidas has favored a high top look and the D Rose 5 Boost is no different. Paired with Boost technology, the D Rose 5 will likely be the most comfortable adidas basketball sneaker on the market. Set for an October release, players will be able to get their hands on the sneaker just in time for tryouts.
Air Jordan XX9
Jordan Brand’s latest installment unsurprisingly features the latest in sneaker technology. Though Jordan has made a killing with its focus on retros, the XX9 proves that they haven’t forgotten how to produce a high-performance sneaker that is co-signed by the GOAT himself. The only thing that may dissuade ballers from lacing these up on a regular basis is the hefty $225 price tag.
Under Armour Clutchfit Drive
Despite missing out on the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Under Armour continues to make waves thanks to design and comfort. Designed with Steph Curry in mind means that the ankle support
is second-to-none but still light enough for players to fly around the court. Under Armour prides itself on creating funky colorways and looks so for players looking to stray from the pack, the Clutchfit Drive is the way to go.
Nike Zoom Run The One
Retailing at right around $100, the Run The One is a quality choice for those who are looking for all the usual Nike bells and whistles without an NBA player’s name all over the shoe. Built similarly to the Nike Zoom Crusader, the Run The One features Zoom technology on the forefront and an interior bootie wrapping the foot for a tight fit.