Basketball Shoes

Signature Basketball Shoes To Buy In 2024

By Salim Prajapati / 30 January 2024 09:49 AM

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Whether you are draining threes like Steph or driving to the rim like Giannis, your shoes are an extension of your game.

They gotta be light, springy, and provide the support you need to dominate the court.

But with so many fire signature kicks available on the market and some dropping this year, choosing the right pair can feel like a fast break with a blindfolded dribble.

From Steph Curry's latest Curry 11 to Damian Lillard's explosive Dame 8 EXTPLY, we have got you covered with the hottest signature sneakers to ball in this year.

1. Nike Book 1

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  • Price: $150.00 at Nike [Projected]
  • Signature Player: Devin Booker
  • Features: Cushlon 2.0 foam midsole, Rigid TPU sidewall

Devin Booker became a part of Nike's signature lineup in September 2023.

To mark this collaboration, Nike introduced the inaugural shoe in Booker's signature series, named the Nike Book 1.

Scheduled for a spring 2024 release, the footwear seamlessly blends lifestyle design and high-performance features, embodying Booker's classic playing style with a strong emphasis on game mastery.

The Book 1 will come in two distinctive color options.

2. Jordan Luka 2

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  • Price: $130.00 at Nike
  • Signature Player: Luka Doncic
  • Features: 360-degree connected support, Thick & molded insole

Nike Luka 2 represents a state-of-the-art sports shoe that effortlessly combines both fashion and functionality.

Designed with innovative cushioning technology, this shoe delivers outstanding comfort and support, guaranteeing a lively and invigorating experience whether engaged in workouts or casual activities.

It comes in different variants such as Luka 2 "The Pitch", "Trick Shot", "Luk.AI", "Bred", "Caves" and "Coconut Milk".

3. Nike Air Jordan XXXVIII

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  • Price: $200.00 at Nike
  • Signature Player: Michael Jordan
  • Features: Zoom Strobel Air unit, Embroidery upper

Air Jordan XXXVIII pays homage to Michael Jordan's legacy while boasting modern tech for on-court dominance.

This lightweight, responsive shoe features a secure X-Plate for stability, Zoom Air Strobel cushioning for a low-profile feel, and a breathable upper adorned with nods to MJ's 1993 championship stats.

Moreover, the upper's embroidery is crafted to enhance your sense of security when navigating through various directions.

4. Under Armour Curry 11

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  • Price: $160.00 at Under Armour
  • Signature Player: Stephen Curry
  • Features: UA Warp upper technology, Forefoot Pebax plate

Under Armour Curry 11, with the UA Warp upper hugs your foot for secure control, while lightweight IntelliKnit breathes and adapts for support where needed.

A molded heel counter and sockliner offer locked-in comfort, and the dual-density UA Flow cushioning delivers plushness, responsiveness, and grippy traction.

For agile cuts and stability, the Forefoot Pebax plate provides the perfect blend of flexibility and support.

5. Nike Lebron 21

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  • Price: $200.00 at Nike
  • Signature Player: LeBron James
  • Features: Zoom Air cushioning, 360-degree zonal cabling system

Nike LeBron 21 boasts a lightweight, low-cut design for agility and explosiveness.

Featuring a breathable mesh upper reinforced by a secure cabling system, it offers optimal foot containment during dynamic movements.

Zoom Air cushioning in the heel and forefoot ensures plush landings and propulsive response, while the airy mesh fabric keeps your feet cool and comfortable.

6. Adidas Harden Vol. 8

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  • Price: $160.00 at Adidas [Projected]
  • Signature Player: James Harden
  • Features: Jet Boost, Latest Adidas cushioning technology

The latest signature sneaker from James Harden, the Adidas Harden Vol. 8, is set to be released on February 23 in the "Sculpted" colorway via the Adidas website.

The pricing for the sneaker has not been officially announced. Additionally, the Harden Vol. 8 in the White Black Scarlet edition showcases a seamless combination of colors and materials. With a black knit base, the sneaker ensures both comfort and a secure fit.

7. Adidas AE 1

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  • Price: $120.00 at Adidas
  • Signature Player: Anthony Edwards
  • Features: BOOST midsole, Textile upper

Adidas AE 1 is lauded for its unique design and outstanding performance features.

This shoe, the first signature model for Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is equipped with full-length Jetboost cushioning, a straightforward traction system, and a honeycomb-shaped TPU component that enhances its structure and containment.

Additionally, the BOOST midsole is extremely light and provides exceptional energy rebound for your most dynamic actions.

8. Rigorer AR1

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  • Price: $100.00 at Rigorer
  • Signature Player: Austin Reaves
  • Features: Triangle EVA and TPU, Rope embroidery upper

Rigorer AR1 is the signature shoe of Los Angeles Lakers player Austin Reaves.

The shoe features several innovative technologies, including a bubble structure filled with physical foaming material to prevent lace pressure on the feet, a rope embroidery upper for a light and breathable feel.

Furthermore, a triangle EVA and TPU are on both sides for enhanced heel stability and rebound rate.

9. Nike Sabrina 1

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  • Price: $130.00 at Nike
  • Signature Player: Sabrina Ionescu
  • Features: Zoom Air unit, midfoot band system

Nike Sabrina 1, with its top-loaded forefoot Zoom Air unit and full-length React foam core, provides explosive bounce and shock absorption, while the minimalist collar ensures support without weighing you down.

Meanwhile, a midfoot band arrangement envelops your arch, ensuring a secure fit and enhancing agility for swift maneuvers and confident performance on the court.

10. Adidas Trae Young 3

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  • Price: $140.00 at Adidas
  • Signature Player: Trae Young
  • Features: Engineered mesh upper, Torsion System

Adidas Trae Young 3 features a lightweight midsole that provides cushioning and responsiveness for quick cuts and changes of direction, as well as a durable rubber outsole that offers traction on the court.

The upper is made of a breathable mesh that helps to keep your feet cool and comfortable, and it also features supportive overlays that lock you in and prevent slippage.

It is available in a variety of colorways.

11. Nike KD 16 Team

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  • Price: $160.00 at Nike
  • Signature Player: Kevin Durant
  • Features: Zoom Air unit, Multilayer mesh upper

Nike KD 16 (Team), building on its predecessor, elevates basketball performance with a powerful punch.

A bottom-loaded Zoom Air unit in the forefoot injects responsiveness for electrifying cuts and jumps, while full-length foam ensures plush comfort.

The outsole's grooves and ridges grip the court in any direction, and a stabilizing arch piece promotes smooth transitions.

Likewise, the lightweight, breathable mesh upper feels broken in from the start, with strategic reinforcement for secure lockdown.

12. Adidas Dame 8 EXTPLY

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  • Price: $130.00 at Adidas
  • Signature Player: Damian Lillard
  • Features: Internal sock construction, TPU propulsion plate, Bounce Pro midsole

Adidas Dame 8 EXTPLY, named after NBA All-Star Damian Lillard, is a high-performance basketball shoe.

It features a breathable textile upper with an internal sock construction for a snug, comfortable fit, and a TPU propulsion plate for stability and energy return.

The Bounce Pro midsole provides lightweight cushioning and flexibility, while the zonal herringbone-pattern rubber outsole ensures optimal grip on the court.

13. Puma x LaMelo Ball MB.03

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  • Price:
    • $125.00 at Puma
    • $105.00 on Footlocker
  • Signature Player: LaMelo Ball
  • Features: NITROFOAM Infused midsole, TPU heel counter

Puma x LaMelo Ball MB.03 is the third signature shoe in the MB series and features a unique design inspired by an "alien underworld."

The shoe has a slime-inspired rubber wrap-up and an engineered knit upper with scratch cutouts.

It also has a NITROFOAM midsole for cushioning and a TPU heel counter for support. The outsole is made of high-abrasion, non-slip rubber for durability and traction.

14. Adidas DON Issue 5

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  • Price: $120.00 at Adidas
  • Signature Player: Donovan Mitchell
  • Features: Lightstrike cushioning

Adidas Basketball D.O.N. Issue 5 signature sneakers are designed to reflect Spida's on-court identity and his commitment to social activism beyond the basketball arena.

Featuring an exceptionally lightweight Lightstrike midsole and a distinct rubber outsole with an enhanced traction pattern, these basketball shoes empower you to excel in the game, mirroring the performance of one of the sport's top players.

15. New Balance KAWHI II

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  • Price: $160.00 at New Balance
  • Signature Player: Kawhi Leonard
  • Features: FuelCell foam midsole, Full-length outsole shank

New Balance KAWHI II, created in collaboration with two-time NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, is crafted to accommodate a versatile style of play.

It seamlessly incorporates NB's top-notch performance technologies, including a FuelCell midsole for optimal energy responsiveness and support, a full-length performance plate that enhances cutting, jumping, and stability, and a Kinetic Stitch upper for a secure and snug fit.