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Men's High Top Basketball Shoes

 
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Our men’s high top basketball shoes provide superior reinforcement in the high-impact areas connected with your unstoppable moves.
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adidas Men's Basketball High Tops

Lace up for a slam dunk in adidas men's high top basketball shoes. The added support gives you the wings to fly down the court and lead every drive for points. Channel the energy of adidas Boost to grab every rebound. From the hardwood to the blacktop, men's high top basketball sneakers support every jump, lunge and pivot, so you can control the ball and put points on the board. Lightweight, breathable uppers keep your focus on the game, and responsive midsole cushioning softens every landing. Support your favorite player, like Damian Lillard, Trae Young or Donovan Mitchell, with our signature basketball athlete shoes.

If it's style you're after, you can count on our men's basketball high top shoes to stack the odds in your favor. You'll find retro hoops style and modern performance B-ball shoes. Either way, you can keep basketball culture going strong with the best shoes and clothes for the court and beyond. Legendary basketball shoes like the Pro Model and the Top Ten speak to the adidas Basketball legacy. But you can't mention adidas Basketball without talking about the ever-popular adidas Superstar sneaker, the B-ball shoe with the iconic shell toe. Contemporary high top basketball shoes are setting new trends in style and performance. Find the men's basketball high top shoes that match your style, and let your B-ball flag fly.

Men's High Top Basketball Shoes Frequently Asked Questions

High tops were first used for basketball as a style statement aligning with men’s footwear trends, with the added benefit of providing ankle support. In modern basketball, however, men’s high-top basketball shoes are becoming less common. They still bring a vibe and a cool look, but newer research suggests that the high tops don’t do much to prevent ankle injury, and possibly even make ankle injury more likely by restricting natural corrective movements.
Whether high tops are good for basketball is up for debate. If you feel most comfortable and confident playing in high tops, that’s a good argument for wearing them. If a lower cut is more your jam, then you should opt for lower. There isn’t clear evidence that men’s high-top basketball shoes prevent ankle injury. Some research suggests they might even make injury more likely by preventing natural movement. So high tops are good if you prefer them, but they’re not necessary.
The basketball shoes that make you jump the highest probably are the ones you feel most comfortable in. Beyond that, a super-grippy outsole that lets you get good footing, lightweight cushioning that won’t hinder your jump and a supportive structure that lets you step confidently are all important. There are shoes out there claiming to increase your vertical, but if they make a difference at all, it’s usually for the most athletic, highest-level players. So whether you choose men’s high-top basketball shoes or low, pick a shoe that's light, grippy and comfortable.