The Top 5 Basketball Shoes of 2022

With Nike and Adidas releasing a new signature shoe in each of their lines every year plus smaller brands like Under Armour, Puma, Converse and AND1 all dropping sneakers of their own, it can be tough to stay on top of the market.

That’s where Baller Shoes DB can help. Featuring a database of every shoe worn by every player in the NBA, we have all of the data you need to make the most informed decision and buy the shoes that will help you dominate the court. In compiling this list, we’ve gone through every shoe released in the past year to give you our top 5 basketball shoes for 2022.

These are shoes that excel in the following areas:

  • Superior cushioning for maximum comfort and reduced stress on your knees and feet
  • Excellent traction for speedy cuts and crossovers anywhere on the court
  • Elite support to protect your ankles from a devastating injury
  • High level construction and fit for a shoe that can withstand the rigors of any game

 

1. Nike KD 15

Nike KD 15
  • Very grippy multidirectional pattern, working well indoors and outdoors.
  • Similar cushioning setup to the KD 14: soft, plush, good bounce.
  • Nice all-around support, improving on the already excellent support of the KD14.
Nike KD 15

Fan Average

3.85
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Review Average

4.4

2. New Balance Two Wxy V3

  • Grippy multi-directional traction uses a similar data-driven design to the original Two Way sneaker.
  • Solid impact protection thanks to FuelCell underfoot cushioning.
  • The upgraded mesh upper is breathable and supportive, with a midsole shank for extra support and a mid collar for more ankle stability.

Fan Average

3.93
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Review Average

4.6

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. 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

5. Nike LeBron 20

  • Traction is absolutely outstanding.
  • Cushion is bouncy with amazing court feel. Big upgrade over last year's LeBron.
  • Despite the lower profile of the shoe, stability remains rock solid.

Fan Average

4.07
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Review Average

4.6
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