The Top 5 Basketball Shoes To Prevent Overpronation (2020)

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. Nike PG 3

  • The traction takes a while to work in, but once it gets going the PG3 grips the floor well with its circular traction pattern, both indoors and outdoors.
  • The cushion system also takes some time to break in, but once it does the PG3 feels like a slightly bouncier version than its predecessor, the PG2.
  • The PG3 fits true to size after the break-in process, and the support is great (though it may not work for those with wider feet).

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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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4.6

3. 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.
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4.6

4. 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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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.

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