Without giving much explanation, I’ll directly share the fact that the fame of high-tops has diminished considerably which means that the famous sports shoe brands like Air Jordan, Nike, Under Armour or Adidas have decreased the manufacturing of such shoes.
Irrespective, people who still love and admire the high top shoes; we have prepared a list for them to choose from as there are some good high top basketball shoes still left.
Though, it hardly fits the high-top category, but most of the retailers classify them under high-top segment, hence we have considered them.
You prefer black high-top basketball shoes basically for the comfort of your foot, don’t you? Well, it’s harmless to declare that LeBron Soldier IX posses the best support compared to any other shoe of 2015. Features like Nike ZOOM Air and Nike Flywire provide the perfect cushioning to the foot. The upper of the shoe is made of soft mesh and is mixed with some fuse for added flexibility.
The attraction of this shoe is the durability, traction, effective cushioning and economic price and you experience giant of a shoe. Above all, you receive the signature of legit LeBron James that jerks the LeBron 13’s butt.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: SUPPORT
This is an exact high top basketball shoes for men. Though you don’t see many people wearing them quite often, but ignoring that fact, you can still rely on this shoe for guarding and balancing the feet which is the key to victory in basketball shoes.
It has a visible Full length Zoom Air ® unit for forceful responsiveness. The bootie manufacture is for snug and locked-in-feel. Rubber outsole supports traction and durability and Hyperposite construction encloses your foot giving a caring support.
Being a high-top shoe, Nike Hyperposite 2 is an obvious choice for steady performance.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: CUSHIONING
This is the best high top shoes. If you are still in doubt, let me clarify to you that these shoes are really high. Several times, the Super high shoes haven’t worked but that’s not the case with these shoes.
The Under Armour Clutchfit Drive Highlight 2 is another significant well-balanced shoe. Technology like ‘Charged’ gives latest cushioning setup to this shoe; another feature is the MicroG shockliner that gives extra cushioning to it. Clutchfit is the upper fabric of the shoe.
It is amazing to see that this giant-looking shoe has been performing well. As far as guard is concerned, I won’t recommend Under Armour, but this shoe works really well for ankle lockdown because of the massive ankle collar and reactive ‘Charged’ cushioning which was also attributed in ‘Curry Two’
They also posses solid traction and the heelcup technology called ‘SpeedForm’.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: VERSATILITY
If compared, the 2015 Hyperdunk wasn’t as good as the 2014 version. That’s pretty disappointing though, the 2014 version was regarded as one of the best shoes in Hyperdunk sequence. It is considered as perfect ‘all-in-one’ package not just for bigs.
The Hyperdunk 2014 possesses everything it requires: Solid materials with durability and flexibility, great ankle and heel lockdown, ZOOM AIR cushioning with complete protection and Flywire supporting anti-sliding. It has updated Lunarion cushioning technology for more responsive and lighter ride and has Solid rubber outsole with herringbone traction pattern supporting performance and molded heel counter for lockdown. It is the mens high top basketball shoes which are better for sports as well as for stamina.
It’s a light shoe appropriate for the guards too. The prices are also economical since these are the 2014 version not the latest ones.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: AFFORDABLE
The novel Kobe X was a concrete performer, the Elite version is not that much a delight yet it does have some advancements.
Made of Flyknit monofilament the shoe has stretch, support and breathability. Flywire technology supports the midfoot lockdown and provides stability, the Lunarlon foam which has forefoot flex grooves to enhance the natural motion and its translucent rubber develops the contact with the court for traction.
The tall Flyknit ankle collar which has been added makes the shoe light, soft, flexible, comfortable and pleasant to wear.
Apart from these features, Niem Kobe X Elite is good at performance too as it has good indoor traction, Flywire, Zoom Air mixed with Lunarlon for cushioning and support. Overall, it is a lightweight shoe merged with big men’s high ankle collar and the result is quite impressive.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: MATERIALS
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This is another category of shoes which ideally don’t fit the high-top category but since there are limited options under high-top range, I have included them too. Nevertheless, it is an amazing basketball shoe, you agree or not.
Though I had mentioned that Soldier IX would beat this one which is true, but it doesn’t at all mean that Nike Lebron 13 is a poor selection. It has got some real good features like Hyperposite which protects the mesh from several deformations. The synthetic layer called Nike Flywire provides perfect stability on movements and prevents he shoe from stretching. The one-piece sleeve which is made of breathable mesh, fixed inside the shoe provides complete comfort to the feet.
Grip and traction are very impressive and reliable because of the hex pads fixed on the outsole. You have two Zoom Air units for reactive cushioning. Finally, durability is the most significant feature of this shoe. You must definitely consider them, if looking for comfort and durability together in a shoe.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: DURABILITY
Kobe IX has already been people’s choice amongst the Kobe range. Traction in the Kobe shoes has been the most significant feature in them. Hence, Kobe IX Elite has pretty same features with few additions.
It is definitely great shoes as it possesses full-length Lunarlon cushioning which is considered more reactive that Zoom Air. It has the Amazing support and the credit goes to its carbon fiber plate attached on the heel. Flat outsole, high ankle collar and TPU heel counter certainly work.
You might have already heard it previously, but for the first time ever Nike has applied the Flyknit fabric onto a basketball shoe and off-course this shoe created history.
SIGNIFICANT ASPECT: TRACTION
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Well that is all for this limelight. You might have noticed that maximum shoes are from Nike. It is pretty amazing and delightful to realize that they still manufacture high-top shoes. You may want to research on Adidas and Air Jordan websites for high-top shoes if you want to see options with other brands too.