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Basketball season is upon us! Last weekend, we went shopping for basketball shoes for my 5th grader. I had some sticker shock because now that he’s in a bigger size, prices have gone way up! But I want to make sure he has a really good sneaker to help protect his legs and feet while on the court.
As kids grow, the potential for injury increases. One of the best ways to prevent injury is to make sure that your child has the proper shoe. Not only that it fits them correctly, but that it will support them as well. The right show can help reduce ankle, foot, and leg injuries. Basketball shoes should have a sturdy, non-skid sole, should be the proper size, and securely laced at all times while playing.
I’ve rounded up a few of my son’s favorite basketball shoes.
1 // Under Armour Rocket Basketball Shoe ($54.99): These sneakers have lightweight leather upper with molded foam ankle to provide comfort and structure. They are breathable (a must) and have a sockliner built in to mold and conform to the foot.
2 // Nike Zoom KD 9 ($125+): This is the coolest new basketball shoe released from Nike. Breathable mesh with a molded foam backing gives you lightweight support and comfort during practice and competition. This is definitely a more pricey option.
3 // Under Armour Curry 3 ($112): These Stephen Curry shoes are the hot new basketball shoe on the market. Limited quantities are available. Some of the features include an anafoam that delivers body-mapped fit, lightweight structure and support. The meta-wing carbon fiber shank provides locked-in stability through heel, arch and forefoot giving your little athlete the best support he or she needs while playing the game.
4 // Nike Kids Air Without A Doubt Basketball Shoe ($54.99): Your kid can hit up the court in complete confidence with the Nike Without A Doubt basketball shoe. Designed to provide supreme lockdown support and responsive cushioning, this court shoe utilizes a traditional lacing system for support.
5 // Boys Nike Prime Hype DF II Basketball Shoe ($69.95): This shoe features lightweight Breath Tech construction, providing strategic support with areas of mesh for breathability. Plus, you’ll be able to easily spot him on the court with these bright, red sneakers!
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