Updated December 28, 2018 by Gregg Parker

The 10 Best Basketball Shoes For Kids

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Pint-sized ballers always want the latest styles, so they can look as cool as their NBA heroes, but it's also important to protect those feet while running up and down the court at full speed. These durable options will hold up to hours of practice and games, and many can work as casual sneakers, in case your little superstar chooses to wear them to school on a daily basis. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best basketball shoe for kids on Amazon.

10. Adidas Hoops Mid 2.0

9. And1 Show Out

8. Adidas Pro Spark 2018

7. Nike Team Hustle D 8

6. Adidas Pro Elevate

5. Under Armour Curry 5

4. Adidas D Lillard 2

3. Jordan Air 1

2. Under Armour Jet

1. Nike LeBron XVI GS

Editor's Notes

December 21, 2018:

There are definitely offerings on this list that are great for use on the court. However, many kids will likely want a pair of basketball shoes to wear casually to school. In that case, you can skip things like gripping soles and low-cut collars and simply focus on durability and fashion. And of course, the older they get, the more expensive the best options will be.


Gregg Parker
Last updated on December 28, 2018 by Gregg Parker

Gregg Parker is a writer and puppy enthusiast who divides his time between Los Angeles and the rest of the world. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his eclectic career has involved positions in education, health care, entertainment, nonprofit fundraising, technology, and literature. A points and miles expert, he's well-versed in all topics related to travel, including luggage and travel accessories. Other areas of expertise include pet care products, teaching resources, kitchen appliances, and anything related to coffee or barbecue.


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