The 10 Best Basketball Shoes For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 15 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Nike LeBron XVI GS

2. Under Armour Jet

3. Jordan Air 1

Editor's Notes

December 22, 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.

4. Adidas D Lillard 2

5. Under Armour Curry 5

6. Adidas Pro Elevate

7. Nike Team Hustle D 8

8. Adidas Pro Spark 2018

9. And1 Show Out

10. Adidas Hoops Mid 2.0

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