High tops or quarter lengths shoes are preferable for basketball. Higher topped shoes offer good ankle support. Learn about proper footwear in this free basketball video.
Ok, next I would like to talk about proper basketball shoes. To play basketball you want at least quarter length to high top shoes. You don't want to wear low tops, because you can sprain an ankle or twist an ankle real easily. Ok, these are quarter length shoes, so they come up to my ankles, which is good; but not the best. You want them to come up above your ankles at least, just so you will have good proper ankle support. So, when you're turning and running, you're ankle has that support to where you don't injured. Another thing, you don't want to have black soles on your shoe, cause it's easy to mark up the basketball court, and when that happens it takes grip away from the court as well, because when you go and run across those markings, you can slip and slide. So, it's good to have uncolored soles on your shoes. So, the best shoes to wear basketball, to play basketball in are quarter length to high top. Kind of avoid soccer shoes, or tennis shoes, anything with low top and not much tread on the bottom, cause they can cause injuries even though they may be comfortable; it's still easy to get hurt in those shoes. So, you want to find quarter length to high top, non-black soles for basketball.