The Top 5 Basketball Shoes of 2024

Updated: January 26, 2024

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 2024.

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. Adidas AE 1

  • Translucent rubber outsole with an aggressive herringbone traction pattern for excellent bite on indoor courts.
  • Dual-density Lightstrike and Jetboost cushioning for a low-profile setup with good compression.
  • Excellent lateral containment, with an X-shaped torsional plate for high rigidity and superb lockdown in the heel.

Fan Average

3.50
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Review Average

4.8

2. New Balance Two Wxy V4

  • Solid traction that resists dust and has the durability to play on any style of court
  • The FuelCell technology and Fresh Foam gives explosive energy return for an ideal combination of comfort and rebound power
  • ABZORB pillars in the forefoot and heel absorb impact, with a molded heel counter for excellent foot lockdown

Fan Average

3.45
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Review Average

4.7

3. Puma All-Pro Nitro

  • Cross-hatched traction pattern similar to the original All-Pro, with a grippy and durable translucent outsole.
  • Well-balanced ride with a full-length Nitro foam slab and supercritical foam for more stability while playing.
  • TPU shank plate for extra stability and a springy underfoot feel, with forefront lace cables for better containment.

Fan Average

4.07
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Review Average

4.8

4. Under Armour Curry 11

  • Flow technology foam compound sole is super grippy, though it lacks the durability of rubber, making it less suitable for outdoor use.
  • Bouncy full-length Flow cushioning with midsole cut-outs that give it room to expand, enhancing its compression and comfort.
  • Combination of shank plate, external heel counter, and a Pebax plate in the forefoot give great support, with a 1-to-1 fit and lateral lace cables for a firm lockdown.

Fan Average

3.90
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Review Average

4.9

5. Puma Stewie 2

  • 3-pattern traction for excellent multidirectional coverage, though it lacks the durability for outdoor play.
  • Comfortable and bouncy cushioning thanks to the compressed EVA foam.
  • Secure upper and wide forefoot with an outrigger keep the foot stable with great forefoot containment.

Fan Average

2.50
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Review Average

4.9
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