Court Essentials: Low-Cut Basketball Shoes
Stay quick on your feet with a new pair of low-top basketball shoes from DICK'S Sporting Goods.
Low-top designs promote enhanced range of motion and flexibility on the court. Plus, they're fortified with the same innovative technology and features as traditional high-top basketball shoes.
Pull together your on-court look with the latest basketball shoes from brands like Nike®, Jordan® and Under Armour®. Go for sleek blacks and greys or make a statement in bold all-over prints and neon hues. It's your game-and your basketball shoes are the ultimate way to shoe the competition you've come to play.
Sleek, low-cut designs look great from the court to the street. Many athletes prefer low-cut basketball shoes for their lightweight feel. For example, "speed" players often opt for low-cut shoes, as they provide moderate support with maximum flexibility.
Keep in mind these factors when making your selection:
- The upper is the outermost portion of your shoe. This component should be made with leather or a performance synthetic material. Your upper should provide lockdown fit, protection and stability. Mesh or perforated uppers provide the breathability your game needs.
- The midsole is the soft middle layer between your outsole and upper. Mesh or air units in the midsole provide comfort and shock absorption for aggressive play. Materials like EVA or polyurethane offer stability and cushion.
- Your basketball shoe should feature a traction pattern that allows you to make swift, multidirectional movements on the court. Herringbone patterns are extremely common, but some brands offer proprietary traction patterns as well.
- Inner sockliners wick away perspiration to keep you feeling fresh on your feet.