The Top 5 Basketball Shoes that Cost Less than $100 (2019)

There’s no way around it: performance basketball shoes are expensive, and for most people, the best shoes may simply be out of reach, regularly coming in at $120, $150 or even $180 retail for top signature or team silhouettes.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any outstanding shoes that are more reasonably priced. Several NBA signature athletes have insisted that their primary signature lines come in at affordable prices, but more commonly the secondary take-down lines (think Harden’s B/E or Curry’s 3ZER0) can be had for a relative bargain. While these shoes may lack the premium materials or cutting-edge technology of the more expensive shoes, they can still perform great on the court and look stylish too.

The shoes below are the best performance basketball sneakers out there for $100 or less.

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Under Armour Curry 3ZER0 II

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

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1
  • Traction appears to be hit-or-miss, with some reviewers praising the shoe's gripping abilities, while others complaining of slipping from the tight 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.
Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1

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5. Adidas Mad Bounce

  • The use of Bounce technology allows both big men and guards to find the right level of cushioning.
  • This shoe is well-regarded for providing high levels of ankle support.
  • The shoe has durable rubber with deep grooves, allowing for high levels of traction on both indoor and outdoor courts.

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