To look fly on the court, you need to have the dopest kicks around. Yet, buying a great pair of basketball shoes requires quite the investment, especially if they're a pair of player exclusive (PE) sneaks. For instance, the typical price for a pair of exclusive Air Jordans can cost up to PHP 100,000!
However, what if you can get a decent pair of b-ball shoes for just PHP 7,000 or less? Not only are these considered affordable, they are also deemed as some of the best basketball shoes in 2018.
adidas Harden Vol. 2 - PHP 3,684
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As the second signature shoe for Houston Rockets' point guard, James Harden, the adidas Harden Vol. 2 comes in 7 colorways including Grey, Ruby, and the eye-catching Chalk Coral. These basketball shoes have great cushioning and fit; it incorporates the Boost system to provide maximum energy return. Paired with its lightweight support, guaranteed you'll be a beast on the court with these adidas shoes.
The only aspect that these adidas basketball shoes seem to lack is its traction but with regular cleaning and maintenance, you don't need to worry about slipping on the court. With only a PHP 3,684 price tag, the adidas Harden Vol. 2 should be your go-to shoes whenever you're throwing hoops.
Nike LeBron 15 "The Air Zoom Generation" - PHP 3,795
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These LeBron James shoes from Nike were released as an homage to James' first signature piece with Nike back in 2003. The LeBron 15 "The Air Zoom Generation" comes in a similar colorway as the first Nike Air Zoom Generation; it has white and black uppers along with red embellishments around the heel and the tongue. These Nike shoes are praised for their exceptional cushioning to provide greater mobility and support on the court.
As a pair of shoes fit only for a king, these Nike basketball shoes were exclusively made for LeBron himself, but you can still get these for PHP 3,795. With that kind of price tag, you won’t have to break bank to feel as legendary as the Cavs forward player.
Nike Kobe XI (11) Elite – PHP 4,456
Not only are these some of the best basketball shoes, they also carry a certain sentiment. The Nike Kobe XI (11) Elite were the last Kobe signature shoes to be produced by the brand before his retirement. Released back in 2016, these Nike basketball shoes come in various colorways including the special Black History Month version in multicolor blue and black.
The Kobe XI is also known for its great cushioning as it uses both Lunarlon and Zoom. At only PHP, 4,456, these Nike Kobe shoes will give you flexibility and greater movement on the court without blowing your budget.
adidas Dame 3 – PHP 5,004
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Damian Lillard's third signature piece with adidas is an improvement from its predecessors; it has top-notch Blade traction system, breathable Fuse mesh, and extremely stable support. The adidas Dame 3 is available in various colorways and special edition versions including Chinese New Year (multicolor red), Lights Out (solid black), and On Tour (multicolor black).
Coming with a PHP 5,004 price tag, these adidas basketball shoes are considered affordable for a signature pair. For a pair of basketball shoes with well-rounded features, this price tag is definitely a steal.
Anta KT 2 – PHP 6,440
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When you think of basketball shoes, big sportswear brands like adidas, Nike, and Puma will surely come to mind. However, Chinese sportswear brand, Anta, carries some of the finest basketball shoes on par with the products from its Western competitors. For instance, the Anta KT 2, a signature shoe made for Golden State Warriors' shooting guard, Klay Thompson, were listed as one of the best basketball shoes in 2018 by many b-ball enthusiasts.
The Anta KT 2 possess better traction and durability than the KT 1, something the previous shoes on this list quite lack in. Available in low and high versions as well as more than 10 colorways, not only you'll be the MVP on the court, you'll also be the flyest player around.