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The Best Basketball Shoes for Ankle Support of 2020

Ankle injuries are not uncommon whilst paying basketball. The speed at which players need to move around the court, the range of movements needed for a fast paced game and the stress that you put on your ankles whilst attempting tricky shots (like jump shots and slam dunks) can all take their tole. That is why it is important to find the best basketball shoes for ankle support before you suffer an injury. Find our list of the 10 best ankle support basketball shoes below and greatly reduce your risk of injury!

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Best pick
Jordan Air Xxxiv Mens Ar3240-100 Size 10.5
Best price
Under Armour Curry 3Zer0 Black/White
adidas Men's D.O.N. Issue #1 Basketball Shoe, Blue/Red/White, 10 Medium US
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Jordan Air Xxxiv Mens Ar3240-100 Size 10.5
Under Armour Curry 3Zer0 Black/White
adidas Men's D.O.N. Issue #1 Basketball Shoe, Blue/Red/White, 10 Medium US
Benefit 1
Sleek design with hollowed out sole.
Excellent traction and grip
Lightweight.
Benefit 2
Light weight, high performance.
Great prices.
Enhanced comfort and flexibility.
Benefit 3
Ample bounce without compromising on support.
Great ankle support.
Multidirectional herringbone-pattern.
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Best pick
Preview
Jordan Air Xxxiv Mens Ar3240-100 Size 10.5
Title
Jordan Air Xxxiv Mens Ar3240-100 Size 10.5
Benefit 1
Sleek design with hollowed out sole.
Benefit 2
Light weight, high performance.
Benefit 3
Ample bounce without compromising on support.
Prime
-
Price
$329.95
Best price
Preview
Under Armour Curry 3Zer0 Black/White
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Under Armour Curry 3Zer0 Black/White
Benefit 1
Excellent traction and grip
Benefit 2
Great prices.
Benefit 3
Great ankle support.
Prime
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Price
$139.90
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adidas Men's D.O.N. Issue #1 Basketball Shoe, Blue/Red/White, 10 Medium US
Title
adidas Men's D.O.N. Issue #1 Basketball Shoe, Blue/Red/White, 10 Medium US
Benefit 1
Lightweight.
Benefit 2
Enhanced comfort and flexibility.
Benefit 3
Multidirectional herringbone-pattern.
Prime
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Price
Price not available

*Details last updated on 2020-11-27

The Buyers Guide to the Top Ankle Support Basketball Shoes

Best basketball shoes for ankle support featured image. Basketball shoes dangling by a hard surface court and ball.

If you are looking to become a top player, you will have to start developing all aspects of your health and your game. Everyone knows practising their free-throws is important but not nearly as many actively improve their footwork to reduce the risk of injury. Keep this in mind the next time you are on the court and put as much research in to prevention as you would in to recovery. Seeing as you have found this article, we know you are doing just this. Remember to find some good footwork drills online and look for any exercises you could incorporate in to your existing routine to naturally strengthen more fragile muscle groups, joints and tendons like the ankles and feet.

If you are looking for some new basketball shoes which will be able to properly support your ankles, odds are you have either suffered an ankle injury in the past or are worried about experiencing one in the future. The good news is that the right shoes can indeed protect you and reduce the risk of injury. However, please bare in mind that no trainers can completely remove the risk and you should take any additional steps (no pun intended!) to minimise the risks that you can.

Also, remember to read up on effective recovery/treatment methods for common ankle injuries which can stem from a lack of support for the area. This way, if you are unlucky enough to suffer an injury you can make sure you don’t make matter worse with incorrect treatment. For example, if you find yourself spraining the ankle you need to know to rest it immediately. Limit any weight you put on it (time for your team mates to carry you off the court and ideally, give you a lift home and a hand getting to the sofa), keep it elevated if possible and use ice and compresses (more details here).

The Best Basketball Shoes for Ankle Support

1. Air Jordan 34 Shoes

*Details last updated on 2020-11-27

The Air Jordan 34 (AJ34) shoes are known for offering a surprising amount of support for the feet and ankles despite being released to the market mainly as a light-weight, high performance option. A TPU eclipse plate is what allows the shoe to offer that important support. Perfect for fast paced play including jump shots and side to side dribbling. The transparent, Herringbone outer sole lets you and other players marvel at the Zoom Air technology/design which offers an excellent cushion (less material filling the soles also makes for a lighter shoe). These Jordans are also easy on, easy off with a traditional tongue and lace design so you can get playing that much quicker when you arrive at the hoop.

Positives

  • Sleek, stunning design with hollowed out sole.
  • Light weight, high performance.
  • Cushioned sole offers some bounce but does not compromise on support.
  • A lot of grip offered.

Negatives

  • Price tag is on the higher end but the excellent craftsmanship does make up for this.

2. Under Armour Curry 3 Basketball Shoe

*Details last updated on 2020-11-27

The Under Armour range of Curry 3 basketball shoes are known to offer superb traction and grip. The Herringbone design makes pivoting and fast movement possible through the way it tightly grips the floor. Some reviewers have commented that they can’t quite believe how these are being offered at the moment and they are one of the greatest value for money shoes you will find in the market. The shoes offer fantastic ventilation through a reinforced mesh material and open holed tongue.

Positives

  • Excellent traction and grip.
  • Great ventilation.
  • Good ankle support.
  • Under Armour is a premium brand who offers exceptional value for money.

Negatives

  • Correct sizing can be tricky (although this could equally be a mistake on the customers/reviewers part).

3. Adidas Men’s D.O.N Issue #1 Basketball Shoe

*Details last updated on 2020-11-27

The Adidas brand is one you can trust. The official sponsor of countless world class and elite level athletes. The brand is known for their superior quality products and value for money. Furthermore, the traction on the D.O.N issue #1 basketball shoes offer solid traction and grip. Yet another shoe offering the herringbone pattern (buying a product offering as much is a smart decision when looking for ankle support and it is a great option for multidirectional footwork).

Positives

  • Synthetic sole provides great cushioning, comfort and ankle support.
  • Strong lace fit closure keeps the shoes firmly in place.
  • Multidirectional herringbone-pattern is perfect for fast paced games.
  • Appealing, spiderweb-inspired design.

Negatives

  • Some reviewers note that the shoes are quite wide.

We hope this buyers guide has helped you find the right shoes for you. Looking to install a basketball hoop? Check out our guide to the best in ground basketball hoops.

Jake Dennon

Jake Dennon

I am an avid sports enthusiast who has been fortunate enough to train with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world.

As a child, I had a keen interest in football (soccer) and regularly played with my friends and for my school. We had an ex England ace coaching us at one point and he really motivated me to make sports a big part of my life.

Moving into my teenage years I tried everything from basketball to weight lifting and everything in between. I was lucky enough to train weekly at a local tennis club who's head coach was a at one point the 9th best player in India and within the top 100 ranked players in the world.

The combat sport coaches I have been trained by have also trained some of the top fighters in the industry. All of these brilliant trainers (and all the ones in between) have shown me just how rewarding keeping fit and healthy can be.

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