The Top 5 Basketball Shoes For Quick/Speedy Guards (2019)

Whether you’re running the point, making a quick cut to the net or trying to create some open space for a jump shot, as a quick guard, you need the right basketball shoes for the job. Any guard who wants to crossing over his opponent and get to the rim or hit an open jumper over the guy who was just a step too slow to recover will require nothing less than the perfect sneaker.

So what should you be looking for?

  • Traction – The right shoe will allow you to grip the court while still allowing you to change directions without any problems.
  • Low or mid cut – The low or mid cut shoe allows you to have the right range of motion to go where you want to go in an instant
  • Shoes designed for guards – If you’re looking at signature shoes, the ones designed for NBA guards will typically work the best.

The shoes below are those that have been reviewed and rated as the best basketball shoes for quick guards that want to get even faster.

1. Nike Kyrie 5

Nike Kyrie 5
  • The Kyrie 5 has the exceptional multidirectional herringbone pattern traction that Kyrie sigs are famous for.
  • The new Zoom Air Turbo is excellent, feeling more like a foam than traditional Zoom Air.
  • Good lockdown, very solid support, though the flytrap enclosure may require going up half a size.
Nike Kyrie 5

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4.10
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2. Jordan CP3.12

  • Like all CP3 shoes, this shoe has world class traction befitting a point guard that loves to make quick cuts.
  • The cushioning on these shoes provides great court feel while ensuring that your feet remain comfortable.
  • This shoes offers a great level of support by using a wide base and a strong midsole.

Fan Average

4.67
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4.8
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3. Adidas Pro Bounce 2018

  • The spiral pattern traction pattern offers high level traction on both indoor and outdoor courts.
  • High levels of court feel and the namesake bounce make the Pro Bounce 2018 a comfortable shoe.
  • While the Pro Bounce 2018 may not look like it has much support, the overall shoe construction means that your shoe will stay in place no matter what pressure you put on it.

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4.38
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4.4
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4. Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Low

  • The traction level is off-the-charts, second only to the Kobe 9.
  • The Micro G cushioning provides a high level of comfort and cushioning.
  • These shoes have what most people would call average support.

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5. Under Armour HOVR Havoc

  • The herringbone pattern just works, providing an excellent amount of traction, both indoors and outdoors.
  • While you may need to break in the HOVR material, once you do, you will find a very comfortable shoe on your foot.
  • The fit and support on this shoe is excellent and well suited for most players.

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