Updated: January 4, 2023
There’s no way around it: performance basketball shoes are not cheap, and for most people, the best shoes may simply be out of reach, regularly coming in at $120, $150 or even $180 retail for top signature or team silhouettes.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any outstanding shoes that are more reasonably priced. Several NBA signature athletes have insisted that their primary signature lines come in at affordable (even cheap!) prices, but more commonly, the secondary take-down lines (think Harden’s B/E or Curry’s 3ZER0) can be had for a relative bargain. While these shoes may lack the premium materials or cutting-edge technology of the more expensive shoes, they can still perform great on the court and look stylish too.
The shoes below are the best cheap performance basketball sneakers out there (usually for $100 or less).