Basketball sneakers have come a long way since the first Chuck Taylors in the ’60s. Over the past few years, on-court options have gotten wilder and wilder, with athletes desperate to make a statement and stand out from the rest of the pack. Loaded with injury-prevention technology and forward-thinking design cues, some models look like they’ve been dreamed up to be worn on another planet (we’re looking at you, Nike Flight Bonifade).
As the old saying goes: if you feel good, you play good. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite models to help you achieve the ultimate on-court steeze.