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Ready for the Court: Kids' Basketball Shoes
Watch your budding athlete have a blast on the court in cool, comfortable kids’ basketball shoes.
Shop top kids' basketball shoes like:
- Stephen Curry Kids' Basketball Shoes
- LeBron James Kids' Basketball Shoes
- Under Armour Lightening
- Kyrie 2 Kids' Basketball Shoes
Get your little on in the game with the latest basketball styles. They’ll love bright colors, fun details and built-in cushioning that supports them on their feet. She’ll feel like a pro in a pair of basketball high-tops and he’ll sink baskets in ultra-lightweight low-tops.
Boys' and girls' basketball shoes are just as stylish in the classroom as they are on the court. Shop brands you both love, like Nike®, Jordan®, adidas® and more.
How to Choose Kids' Basketball Shoes
Cheer from the stands while your little one rules the court. The latest kids’ basketball shoes deliver a lightweight fit with the precise amount of cushioning and support. Help them stand out on the court in bold hues and sleek styling—inspired by the same shoes the pros wear.
The best kids’ basketball shoes are optimized for the game’s sudden bursts of energy and quick multi-directional movements. The outsole of your child’s basketball shoe should be designed from dense rubber with a traction-maximizing pattern.
Herringbone is a common traction pattern on basketball shoes. Flexible grooves along the outsole of the shoe help them maintain a natural gait.
A perforated upper ensures his shoe remains breathable while he runs, jumps and plays. Leather uppers have largely been replaced by composite leather and synthetic uppers, which provide extra durability and breathability.
Keep them comfortable with a full-length midsole, constructed from responsive foam padding. The midsole is a shock-absorbing layer that disperse impact, keeping athletes on their feet longer. Select from EVA or polyurethane midsoles.
Polyurethane midsoles are dense for added stability on the court, though this material can sometimes add extra weight to the shoe. EVA is lighter, softer and more responsive, but does not help stabilize the foot.
A quality lacing system secures their foot in place to boost stability during the game.
Always ensure your child’s basketball shoe is designed with an inner sockliner, which enhances both fit and comfort. Many sockliners are treated to wick perspiration away from the foot, helping keep them dry and fresh.
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