The Top 5 Basketball Shoes To Prevent Overpronation (2019)

Players who overpronate (have too much inward rolling of their ankle when they plant their feet) are typically the same as those who have flat feet. As an overpronator, if you play with the wrong basketball shoes, you can end up in a lot of discomfort while simultaneously increasing your risk of injury.

But before you go out and buy the right shoe for overpronators, make sure that you are actually suffering from this condition.

Check the wear and tear of your shoes to see if there is an unevenness in how it is distributed. If the inside of the shoe has more wear and tear than the outside of your shoe, then you need to improve your shoe game.

Next, if you see there is a problem, you need to find the right shoe. There are hundreds of basketball shoes on the market but most of them are designed for the average foot and therefore, will not give you the right support. When shopping for shoes that will prevent overpronation, look for those that a) have an increased level of ankle support, b) feature a toe box that controls excess movement and c) are made from durable material that will maintain its shape as you wear in the shoe. And of course, don’t forget your orthotics!

Now that you know what you’re looking for, you can also check out the list below to find the top shoes to prevent overpronation.

1. Adidas Dame 5

  • The herringbone pattern is well employed to offer a solid traction experience both indoors and outdoors.
  • The implementation of Bounce technology is considered to be some of the best available, offering impact protection without loss of court feel.
  • The support offered by the Dame 5 is considered elite, with the midsole and outsole components offering best in class stability.

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2. 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.

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3. Nike Kobe X

  • Very strong nodule traction in the Kobe X, particularly on indoor courts.
  • Good low profile, responsive cushion in a setup with full-length Lunar and a heel Zoom Air unit.
  • Good lockdown, fits true to size, and one of the most supportive Kobe signature shoes available.

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4. 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.
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5. Nike Kobe AD Exodus

Nike Kobe AD Exodus
  • Tacky rubber and a tooth-like traction pattern give the Kobe AD Exodus decent traction, reminiscent of the Kobe 10.
  • Lacking cushion in the forefoot, the Exodus uses injected Phylon in the midsole and a Zoom Air unit in the heel to give a Kyrie-like cushion feel.
  • Fit is ho-hum, perhaps wearing a little small, while support is solid particularly in the midsole.
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