The Top 5 Low Top Basketball Shoes (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

3.89
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Review Average

4.4

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

  • Multidirectional pixelated traction pattern works well indoors and outdoors.
  • Cushioning may be a bit stiff for some, but softens up after a longer break-in period.
  • Wide base provides stability, with excellent support.

Fan Average

3.91
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Review Average

4.1

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

3.52
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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

3.97
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Review Average

4.4

5. Under Armour Curry Flow 10

  • Outstanding grippiness, especially on clean indoor courts.
  • The Flow cushioning is nice and stable, without being too heavy duty.
  • Support is decidedly improved from the Curry 9. A huge win here.

Fan Average

3.72
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Review Average

4.4
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