The Top 5 Basketball Shoes for Flat Feet (2024)

Updated: April 25, 2024

Flat feet can be a nuisance in everyday life, requiring custom or off-the-shelf insoles that provide arch support and stability. But when you hit the hardwood, flat feet can be downright disastrous without the right basketball shoe.

Let’s face it. Most performance shoes are not designed with flat feet in mind. The balance of cushion, support and fit is geared toward the average foot shape, often with a little (but not too much) support, and not a huge amount of arch support. And of course, those orthotics need to fit just right.

The list of shoes below are those that have been rated as the best basketball shoes for people with flat feet. But as always, your best bet is to try and see what works for you.

1. Air Jordan 38

Air Jordan 38
  • Biting, dust-resistant traction is ideal for indoor courts, though lacks the durability for outdoor play.
  • Responsive midsole with a double-stacked forefront Zoom units that give them a ton of bounce and excellent jump height.
  • Great ankle support from the extended collar and neoprene ankle pillows.
Air Jordan 38

Fan Average

3.44
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Review Average

4.7

2. Nike LeBron 21

  • Superb traction on clean courts, though they will need frequent wiping on dusty surfaces.
  • Balanced cushioning setup is responsive without sacrificing impact protection.
  • Wide base, shank plate, and supportive upper give it excellent stability.

Fan Average

3.07
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Review Average

4.9

3. New Balance Two Wxy V4

  • Solid traction that resists dust and has the durability to play on any style of court
  • The FuelCell technology and Fresh Foam gives explosive energy return for an ideal combination of comfort and rebound power
  • ABZORB pillars in the forefoot and heel absorb impact, with a molded heel counter for excellent foot lockdown

Fan Average

3.55
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Review Average

4.7

4. Adidas D.O.N. Issue #5

  • Elevated traction pattern on rubber outsole sticks to hardwood courts during quick cuts.
  • Lightstrike Strobel provides huge explosive power, with a sculpted midsole for speed.
  • TPU heel clip and medial zone stabilizer combine for solid support.

Fan Average

3.71
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Review Average

4.8

5. Under Armour Curry 11

  • Flow technology foam compound sole is super grippy, though it lacks the durability of rubber, making it less suitable for outdoor use.
  • Bouncy full-length Flow cushioning with midsole cut-outs that give it room to expand, enhancing its compression and comfort.
  • Combination of shank plate, external heel counter, and a Pebax plate in the forefoot give great support, with a 1-to-1 fit and lateral lace cables for a firm lockdown.

Fan Average

3.92
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Review Average

4.9
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