The Top 5 Basketball Shoes for Flat Feet (2020)

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 34

  • The AJ34 brings back the very successful herringbone traction pattern that is durable and grippy .
  • An impressive Zoom Air setup provides outstanding, springy cushioning that works for both smaller, quick players as well as big men.
  • The 34 surprises with heavy-duty support despite being marketed as a lightweight performance shoe.

Fan Average

3.57
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4.6

2. Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1
  • Traction appears mostly solid, with reviewers praising the shoe's gripping abilities and herringbone pattern.
  • The D.O.N. features an excellent deployment of Bounce cushioning, providing stability, court-feel and awesome impact protection.
  • Excellent lockdown and good support, like many of adidas' performance shoes. Fit and movement are also strong, despite the shoe's bulky build.
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Fan Average

4.04
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Review Average

4.8

3. Nike KD 12

Nike KD 12
  • While the KD 12 features a translucent rubber outsole -- which isn't typically the best option for traction -- the KD 12 does an admirable job gripping the floor, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Full-length Zoom Air that feels responsive and low to the ground is a huge step forward for the KD sig line.
  • Snug at the forefoot with solid lockdown, the KD fits true to size and provides very solid support.
Nike KD 12

Fan Average

3.98
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Review Average

4.7

4. Adidas Harden Vol. 4

Adidas Harden Vol 4
  • Despite missing the herringbone pattern of the Vol. 3, this shoe offers elite traction.
  • The Lightstrike cushioning is lighter than the Boost cushioning used in Vol. 3 while still offering a smooth ride.
  • The support in this shoe is top of its class and will allow you to safely make quick cuts.
Adidas Harden Vol 4

Fan Average

4.38
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4.6

5. Under Armour Curry 7

  • Like all Curry signature shoes, traction is very strong. This version uses herringbone and a radial pattern to tightly grip the floor. Great option for indoor and outdoor courts.
  • Cushioning stays true to Curry shoes, with a firm, low-to-the-ground feel. Not for everyone.
  • Outstanding support, holding the foot in place no matter how you move. Fit feels true to size, too.

Fan Average

4.28
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4.6
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