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The Best Basketball Shoes for Flat Feet

Some of us have feet that are a little flatter than others, and because of this, require a little extra support. Without the proper arch support, flat footed individuals are more likely to be injured while playing basketball. So below is a list of the best basketball shoes for flat feet. Read on and enjoy!

Nike Kobe 8 System Mens Basketball ShoeThe Nike Kobe 8 is the latest shoe from Kobe Bryant. It’s a true return to form for Kobe’s signature shoe after a subpar effort from the Kobe 7. It’s also my personal favorite on this list. Click here for more reviews, pricing, and pictures of the Kobe 8 System

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Traction – The soft rubber sole and herringbone pattern gives the Kobe 8 the best traction of all the shoes on this list. However, the softness of the rubber sole makes it best for indoor court use.
Cushion – A full lunarlon sole that molds to the shape of your foot and holds up very well over time. It breaks in quickly and gives the shoe a really nice bounce. The lunarlon sole also helps distribute impact evenly throughout which is good for you joints. In addition to the lunarlon, the Kobe 8 also features a Nike zoom unit in the heel and and forefoot which provides providing a super-responsive feel. According to the Nike website, the Nike Zoom unit “is incredibly thin, it brings the foot closer to the ground and enhances stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements. After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re playing on.”
Fit – True to size!
Support – This shoe also features the Nike flywire technology. Here’s a description of the flywire technology from the Nike website. “Flywire helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.” When fully laced, these feel very secure and stable.
Price – A starting price of $140.00

 

Nike Hyperdunk Mens Basketball Shoe – The Hyperdunk makes great use of Nike’s Flywire technology and is a versatile shoe that’ll work for just about every player, from guards to centers. And although there’s no NBA superstar attached to them, they’re still a great pair of shoes. Click here for more reviews, pricing, and pictures of the Hyperdunk

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Traction – With deep rubber grooves and a solid rubber sole, they provide good traction, but can’t quite compare with some of the models listed above.
Cushion – This shoe also has a lunarlon sole that molds to the shape of your foot and holds up very well over time. It breaks in quickly and gives the shoe a really nice bounce. The lunarlon sole also helps distribute impact evenly throughout which is good for you joints. The Nike Zoom unit is noticeably absent here however.
Material – The entire upper is made up engineered mesh. This keeps the shoe light but offers a ton of support.
Fit – True to size!
Support – This shoe also features the Nike flywire technology. Here’s a description of the flywire technology from the Nike website. “Flywire helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.” When fully laced, these feel very secure and stable.
Price – A starting price of $140.00

Nike KD V Elite Mens Basketball ShoeThe Nike KD V is the latest in Kevin Durant’s line for Nike. It’s a step up from the KD IV. The V scores high marks for its comfort, lightweight, and good ankle support. Click here for more reviews, pricing, and pictures of the Nike KD V Elite

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Traction – A rubber outsole with a herringbone design throughout gives it great traction for indoor and outdoor use.
Cushion – The KD V has Max Air cushioning in the heel which provides maximum protection from impact. In the forefoot, the KD V features Nike Zoom cushioning. According to the Nike website, the Nike Zoom unit “is incredibly thin, it brings the foot closer to the ground and enhances stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements. After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re playing on.
Fit – The KD V’s fit true to size. They tend to be a narrow fit, so it’s best to go with your true size here.
Material – The KD V features hyperfuse technology which allows the upper piece to be nearly seamless. This hyperfuse technology provides, ventilation, stability, and durability.
Support – The KD V also has a mid adding support, which according increases the stability of shoe, but still allows for the flexibility usually found in a low top basketball shoes. This allows for great lateral movement and quick cuts. The Nike Zoom cushioning also quickly regains its shape after any impact. This shoe also features the Nike flywire technology. Here’s a description of the flywire technology from the Nike website. “Flywire helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.”

Price – A starting price of $180.00

 

Adidas D Rose 3 Mens Basketball Shoe – 

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Traction – Features a herringbone pattern from heel to toe. The herringbone always delivers great traction. The rubber can take a little “breaking in” before it performs well on all surfaces, but overall, the traction is strong.

Cushion – Has a ” Full length compression molded EVA” which is standard practice for Adidas. The cushion offers great support and absorbs impact evenly across the foot.

Material – The upper is made of synthetic leather which is extremely durable and its sturdiness gives great support.

Fit – True to size. The material it’s made out of allows it to accomodate all different foot shapes.

Support – Offers a SprintFrame chassis that gives good stability. Also solid ankle support and protection provided by a padded Geofit collar

Price – $160



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