Before your kids head onto the court, a solid pair of basketball sneakers are a must. They should be lightweight, and breathable, but substantial enough to offer ankle support – without sliding all over the court. After all, a good “grip” on the court, helps players move and turn quickly. Lastly, a good pair of sneakers will endure and resist the wear and tear that comes along with the demands of the game. Take a look at some of our favorite pairs of youth basketball shoes. And while pretty anything goes in terms of sneakers, (and youth sneakers are more or less youth sneakers) we’ve chosen options for both, boys and girls. If you want to jump ahead to girls styles, just click here – we’ll take you there.
Nike Kids Team Hustle D8 (Little Kids) – Check It Out Here
Foam padded collar and fabric lining for all around comfort. Lace up, along with a single hook and loop strap – to ensure a secure fit. Also available in a big kid version.
adidas Kids Ilation Mid Basketball Sneakers – Check It Out Here
Lace up closure, foam insert, with a plush tongue and collar for comfort. Available in little kid/big kid.
Under Armour Kids UA BGS X Level Ninja Basketball Sneakers – Check It Out Here
Padded mesh collar and tongue for comfort, while a molded OrthoLite® sockliner provides cushion.
Nike Kids Zoom Ascention – Check It Out Here
A breathable mesh upper, keeps things flexible and easy to move.
Under Armour Kids US GGS Surge – Check It Out Here
Lightweight, with breathable mesh upper and a cushioned tongue and collar for comfort. Available in big kid sizes.
Nike Kids Team Hustle D8 Flyease – Check It Out Here
Comfortable, and lace-free, The FlyEase closure system uses a hook-and-loop strap to a wraparound zipper for a secure fit. Available in big kid sizes.
Under Armour UA GPS Jet – Check It Out Here
Lightweight with zip up closure, and a mesh sock liner for extra cushion.Available in little kid sizes.
Nike Lebron XIV Belt Pack – Check It Out Here
Light, flexible and designed for speed. Cushioned heel, and a full inner sleeve for a snug, sock-like fit.