The Top 5 Low Top Basketball Shoes (2022)

Updated: June 1, 2022
Here’s the weird thing about low top basketball shoes. The data shoes that people who wear mid or high top shoes on the court are just as likely (if not more so) to injure their ankle as compared to someone wearing a low top. And yet, people have stuck to their belief that this type of shoe is just not the right shoe for the basketball court.

If you’re willing to trust the science and not your gut, you’ll find that there are a few low top shoes on the market that have everything you’re looking for in a solid on court performer. These are shoes that are durable, have the right level of cushioning, and provide killer ankle support, top notch traction and elite levels of comfort.

The shoes below are those that have been reviewed and rated as the best basketball shoes for ballers who want to play in low tops.

1. Nike Kyrie Low 5

  • Multi-directional herringbone traction grips well on both indoor and outdoor courts.
  • Forefoot Zoom Air and soft foam midsole strike a great balance of impact protection and court feel.
  • Breathable upper uses an Infinity Lockdown System, contoured collar, and grid-patterned mesh for an overall supportive fit.

Fan Average

5.00
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Review Average

4.4

2. Adidas D.O.N. Issue #3

Adidas D.O.N. Issue 3
  • Excellent traction, and a nice upgrade from previous versions of Spida Mitchell's shoes.
  • Responsive and light, the cushioning is par for the course for Adidas' performance signature shoes.
  • Good support, though some players report a bit of heel slippage.
Adidas D.O.N. Issue 3

Fan Average

3.68
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Review Average

4.2

3. Puma Clyde All-Pro

  • Perhaps the best traction of any shoe this year. Multidirectional pattern helps you grip, stop on a dime, and cut all over the court.
  • A very nice cushioning upgrade over Puma's previous basketball shoes provides good responsiveness and feedback.
  • Support is excellent for a low-cut silhouette.

Fan Average

3.56
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Review Average

4.6

4. Nike PG 6

  • Biting multi-directional traction grips well on both hardwood and concrete courts.
  • React foam midsole gives an energy boost for vertical jumps while the soft footbed keeps you comfortable for the entire game.
  • Soft and pliable upper supports without feeling restrictive, with a top-loaded shank that prevents twists and gives it good stability.

Fan Average

4.04
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Review Average

4.4

5. Under Armour Curry Flow 9

  • Phenomenally grippy and consistent traction mean you’ll never have to worry about skidding or sliding.
  • Firm and responsive midsole with tons of court feel that’s ideal for guards and smaller players, though larger players may want a shoe with more cushioning.
  • More support than the Curry 8, with a sturdier upper and the overall foot lockdown you’d expect from a Curry shoe.

Fan Average

3.98
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Review Average

4.5
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