Sneakers - December 24, 2019

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019

Tamar Davis

Copywriter, StockX Sneakers

From a year filled with the new colorways and game-changing silhouettes, we highlighted the best basketball shoes of 2019. 

From a year filled with the new colorways and game-changing silhouettes, we highlighted the best basketball shoes of 2019. 

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019

The year is finally coming to an end, but the hooping season is just getting started. I like to consider myself a true lover of the game and always make sure I have the best kicks to hoop in. So I’ve decided to list the best best basketball shoes of 2019. Not all basketball shoes are the same, many things separate them from each other. Shoot your shot on StockX and grab some of the best hooping shoes on the market to match your skillset and your style. Let’s get it!

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019 - Jordan 34

Jordan 34

Jordan Brand provided us with a basketball shoe that has everything you want and need. From the herringbone traction on the outsole to the large Zoom Air units, Jumpman cooked up a performance sneaker for the books. The brand took a risk by creating a new sneaker that has no similarities to the past silhouettes that everyone loves, but with a shoe that has light materials, and both top and bottom zoom air units, you wouldn’t care. For a look at how these can be rocked on the court, pay close attention to Jayson Tatum and Carmelo Anthony who have been rocking the Jordan 34 in different colors including unique PEs.

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019 - Nike Kyrie

Nike Kyrie 6 

Kyrie Irving is rocking a new jersey this year which can only mean one thing: new sneakers with fire new colorways. The sole on the Kyrie 6 is similar to the 5, which has a soft material for both outdoor and indoor performance. It also wraps around the entire bottom half of your foot, which allows you to use every inch of its Zoom Turbo technology. The best part about this sneaker is the upper, debuting in multiple colorways heavily influenced by Nike Air Yeezy 2. From stopping on a dime to hitting sharp turns off pick and roles, this shoe is tailored-made for any ball-handler like Kyrie Irving, making it one of the best basketball shoes of 2019.

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019 - Nike KD 12

Nike Zoom KD 12

Despite Kevin Durant missing the majority of the 2019-20 NBA Season, he is still ruling the court thanks to Nike’s fire colorways of the Nike Zoom KD 12. What makes this sneaker one of the best basketball shoes of 2019 is the cushioning; the sole comes with a full-length Zoom Air unit which is very rare. The material for the upper is special, solely based on the Quad Axial Flywire which keeps a tight hold on your foot during high volume movement. If your top priority is cushioning and comfort, this sneaker is one of the best basketball shoes available.

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019 - Under Armour Curry 7

UA Curry 7

The babyface assassin Steph Curry teamed up with Under Armor to drop the Curry 7 this year. When you think of Currys, you should think of stability — these kicks are straight-up firm based off the Under Armor technology HOVR and Micro G. Curry even spiced things up this time with brand new colorways including the Sour Patch Kids pack. The material is lighter than the Curry 1 and the technology is far more advanced than the Curry 6. Shoot your shot and keep shooting while wearing these sturdy sneakers. 

Best Basketball Shoes of 2019 - Kobe 4 Protro Undefeated Spurs

Nike Kobe 4 Protro

Kobe Bryant retired in 2016, but Mamba DNA still slithers through the cracks of the NBA’s hardwood floor. Players like PJ Tucker, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, and many more, have been rocking some of the craziest PEs this season. Ten years ago, the Nike Kobe 4 was a shoe that you needed in your hooping rotation. Now in 2019, the seminal Nike Kobe 4 Protro returns with new colorways and better cushioning to place it as one of the best basketball shoes of 2019. The Kobe Protro 4 is identical to the original 2009 version in almost every way except it’s better. The Zoom Air unit below the phylon midsole has a softer feel and the upper materials are more premium allowing the sneaker to be durable for years to come.