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Best Women's Basketball Shoes

Updated November 2018
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Bottom Line
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Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas lead the way in women’s basketball shoes, offering a variety of low-, mid-, and high-top styles. Basketball shoes need to be able to accommodate fast bursts of speed, sudden stops and changes in direction, and jumps. Your position and style of play (shooting from a distance or aggressive defense) may influence your shoe choice. Most basketball shoes are designed for inside courts, and while they are fine for outside play, this wears them out faster. Tread is important for grip, and flat outsoles help with balance. Cushioning is nice for comfort, but experts suggest not having too much cushioning in order to retain stability.

How we decided

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  • 27 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 95 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    The team that worked on this review
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      Gadjo
      Writer
    • Linsay
      Linsay
      Editor
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      Melinda
      Web Producer

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