by Jason Sirovina|Sports writer
When it comes to buying trendy basketball shoes there are do’s and don’ts. Whether it’s Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, or Reebok there is a fine line between what is over the top and what is cool.
“The coolest brand is Nike. You can never go wrong with Nike,” senior Raul Aguilar said. “I also like the Hyperdunks and Lebron Soldier VIs,” Aguilar said.
One question that everyone asks themselves when buying shoes is always “How much?”. Yes, everyone wants cool shoes, but there are some with price tags that can make you run right out of the store. The key is to find a comfortable and stylish shoe that won’t empty out your wallet.
“The place I go to buy basketball shoes that are at a good price yet still have recognizable style is Finishline,” Aguilar said .”They have a great variety at prices that are worth the buy”.
Finishline has the experts to help you find what you’re looking for as well as provide recommendations on what they believe is trending. Their job is to be around the shoes and talk to everyone who buys them. This makes them experts on what is the best current basketball shoe out there. Whether you’re looking for style or performance, they can help you.
“I’d say the Hyperdunks are the top basketball shoe due to their durability, the brand name, and the fact that a lot of teams wear them as a group. They’re also comfortable,protective, and stylish,” Finish Line employee Rashard said.
The great thing about basketball shoes is that they can be used for making your mark on the court or making a statement outside of the gym. It’s important to find a balance between these two.
“People where some basketball shoes for playing and some just to wear to step up their shoes game/style” senior Will McCary said.
The average cost of the Hyperdunks is about $109 according to the Finishline website compared to the average basketball shoe price (average price). The style and affordability of the Hyperdunks is what makes them a desirable shoe over other models.
“The Hyperdunks are a top shoe for performance however the Hyperfuse is another type of shoe by Nike that is suited for performance” McCary said.
Like all shoes, your shoe size can vary by about 1.5 sizes depending on the brand. That’s why the best thing you can do to make sure you get your money’s worth is to stick with the same brand that fits you best when it comes buying basketball shoes.
“Nike has always been a fashionable brand and their shoes have been extremely reliable to me. They aren’t the cheapest shoes to buy but they have always been worth the buy in the end,” Aguilar said.