Quite of basketball players face the problem of picking the right shoes for flat feet. This is a very annoying problem that causes discomfort, pain, lack of confidence during play. That’s why you need the right shoe for the job, so here’s my well thought out list of the best basketball shoes for flat feet.
Six shoes with proper support, stability, a softer & lighter upper, mobility and plenty of cushion. Here are the best basketball shoes for flat feet!
1) Nike Air Force 1 High
The Nike Air Force 1 High has been one of Nike’s most popular and iconic designs. Since it debuted in 1982, it has released many versions and colorways, the latest being Nike Air Force 1 High Sport “Knicks” edition which was released .
It features a high-top cut and the Nike Air cushioning (the first shoe to have this feature). Even if you’re flat-footed and no matter how you move on the hard court, Nike Air Force 1 High’s cushioning guarantees comfort. Its lacing ensures superior lockdown and helps relieves the usual foot pressure. The perforations at the toebox allows ventilation.
2) Nike Air Foamposite Pro
Since debuting in 2012, the Nike Air Foamposite Pro has released many versions and colorways, the latest being the “Sequoia” colorway, which was released just this August.
The Nike Air Foamposite Pro is also great for flat-footed people. The soft and plushy foamposite base and rubber outsole make walking and running much less painful and more comfortable. This shoe is really designed as a basketball court shoe. Plus, the Foamposite Pro has many stylish colors to choose from.
3) Nike Air Jordan 1
The Nike Air Jordan 1 is probably Nike’s most iconic sneaker and since its release it has bee retroe’d in several occasions up to this present year. So far, it has launched 43 models and 954 versions.
The Nike Air Jordan 1 features the usual leather upper and high ankle support, but there are also lighter versions of it. The shoe’s straight sole over a soft cushioning will do awesome wonders for flat-footed people. It is also reasonably priced.
4) Nike Hyperdunk Low
Nike Hyperdunk Low is no doubt one of the best basketball sneakers for flat feet. Made of synthetic material, it is made to provide a hassle-free and pain-free movement for flat-footed people.
With additional cushioning, the shoe provides increased support and balance to the foot. The shoe looks stylish and versatile, as it can be used both inside the gym as well as outside.
5) Adidas Originals Men’s Crazylight Boost Low
Adidas is one of the brands that make excellent basketball shoes for flat feet, and one of them is the Crazylight Boost Low. If you are on a tight budget but want to spend on a pair of shoes that will do wonders to your flat feet, then this shoe should be it.
It has the Boost which absorbs the impact and returns to your foot in the form of energy, which keeps your every step super-charged with an infinite supply of energy. All this without hurting your flat feet.
The collars are highly customizable which allows for easier fit. The outsole is constructed with rubber that gives ample friction and grip on the hard court.
6) Nike The Overplay IX
Nike The Overplay IX is another one of those shoes that will help address the usual problems of flat-footers. This pair of shoes feels great already straight out of the box. Each shoe features a cushioned tongue and necklline that provides total support to the wearer’s lower legs, upper foot and ankle. The arch support is also fantastic. These shoes provide superior cushioning even when on impact, which leads to less pain and discomfort (if any, at all) during an intense match.
The wearer can also replace the shoe’s insole with custom orthotics for optimum comfort.
What about The Overplay IX’s downsides? First, it’s the steep price. Second, they’re getting harder to find. You would pay more than you can afford for these shoes but we think it’s truly worth the price because of the comfort and quality that they provide.
7) Adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit 2017
Adidas is known to create configuration shoes for many types of feet. In this case, the company has the Crazy Explosive Primeknit 2017 which is one of the best shoes for people with flat feet. The rubber sole provides optimum cushioning to the heel which leads to less pain and discomfort, as well as enhances the shoe’s flexibility. The forged Primeknit upper provides a great combination of support and comfort. Your feet won’t feel bogged down with these shoes due to their lightness.
8) Nike Zoom Evidence
The Nike Zoom Evidence is another shoe that is a great choice for people suffering from mild to moderate flat feet. First of all, the shoe’s cushioning setup offers excellent responsiveness and you can feel that right under your foot. It’s because the shoe has a Phylon midsole that provides a light and steady court ride. The Zoom Air unit in the forefoot delivers responsive cushioning and acts as an excellent shock absorber. This leads to less discomfort and pain even as you make landings, pivots or quick and sudden movements on the court.
The shoe has a half-length bootie design which allows for a secure and comfortable fit as well as support around the ankle.
With Nike Zoom Evidence’s minimalist design and exciting array of colorways, it is a perfect shoe to pair with any other type of wardrobe.
9) Adidas Harden Vol. 1
First of all, the width of the Adidas Harden Vol. 1 makes it perfect for individuals with flat and/or wide feet. The full-length Boost cushion delivers maximum comfort and responsiveness. The shoe’s low profile strikes a perfect balance between shock absorbency, protection from impact and great court feel. Plus, it has a great arch support.
10) Under Armour Torch Fade
The Under Armour Torch Fade is also a good choice for people with flat feet. The inner wall of the shoe is lined with a thick padding which wraps around the ankle for maximum comfort, stability and support. The lockdown is also great, something which will surely be appreciated by individuals with mild to moderate flat feet. It has the Charged cushioning system which delivers a good combination of bounce, responsiveness, protection from impact, shock absorption and additional stability.
These shoes are great to wear not just for basketball for but other sports as well. While the Under Armour Torch Fade costs a bit higher, the features and quality are definitely worth the price.