If you're looking for kids' basketball shoes then you can find what you need at Sportitude. We have a selection of the best brands including Adidas and Nike in sizes that are suitable for the younger basketball player. Kids basketball shoes come in sizes K12 (US) to 7 (US), if you need a size larger than 7 (US) you can find them in our men’s basketball shoes. When you choose your shoes, remember to get some suitable socks and other gear from our sports clothing section.
As basketball is a fast-paced game full of quick stops and turns, you need a sports shoe that provides exceptional grip, is lightweight and offers protection around the ankles. These kids' basketball shoes will give any child a great introduction to the sport and will reduce injuries and fatigue during play. For good quality kids basketball shoes, you can expect to pay anywhere from around $50 up to about $100. Most shoes have been developed alongside their adult counterparts and are designed to support children as they grow. It can be tempting to get shoes that are bigger than a child needs, but when it comes to playing a sport, this can actually pose more problems. If a shoe is too big your foot will move around excessively and can cause injuries to toes and cause slips to occur.
Basketball has been widely popular among kids for many years. This is mainly because you don’t need a lot of equipment to play; all you need is a basket, good quality shoes, a flat surface and a basketball. To keep your shoes protected and in good condition, we’d recommend wearing regular sports shoes off the court and then changing into proper shoes while playing. If you need some sports shoes, you can choose from brands such as Asics, Mizuno, Brooks, and many others.
Properly fitting basketball shoes are the best performance-enhancing equipment that you can use while playing basketball. They have been specially designed to increase your grip on the court and therefore your speed. Most have superior padding, so you’ll suffer less from fatigue as you play.
What to look for in kids' basketball shoes?
As kids are usually only learning the game, buying shoes that are specific to one particular area on the court is not necessary. Instead, you’ll want to choose a pair that will give them good support and be more of a generalist shoe that offers great protection and allows freedom of movement. As they get older, they may find more suited to one particular area on the court and then you’ll be able to buy a pair of shoes that are designed specifically for that position.
Before choosing any kids' basketball shoes make sure you know what size you need. You can measure your child's feet, or buy a pair of shoes that are a similar size to one they already own. As most brands follow a similar size guide there should not be any problems with sizing their shoes in this manner. If you buy shoes from Sportitude and they are not the correct size or fit in the way that you’d like, you can take advantage of our 30-day returns policy. All you need to do is call or email us and we’ll send you the information you need to prepare them for return.
Due to the nature of the game kids' basketball shoes have a rounded sole as this allows for fast turns on the court. If you use flat running shoes, you can easily twist an ankle which will see your player side-lined for a few weeks. The shoes should have appropriate levels of cushioning on the inside, and this will help to prevent any impact injuries during running and jumping.
Kids will often have a particular style in mind for their shoes. For some kids, the brands are very important as they want to wear the same or similar shoes to that of their favourite players. We have selected a range that we feel accommodates this and you can choose from a few different styles of Nike and Adidas branded shoes.
Where to buy kids' basketball shoes online?
You can buy kids' basketball shoes in most shoe stores and sporting goods outlets. For the best prices you can buy your sports shoes at Sportitude. We offer discount shoes all with the convenience of shopping from your home, and on purchases of over $100 we’ll ship them directly to your door for free.
Buying your shoes from an online store that has a great reputation for looking after their customers is best for getting the most amount of value out of your purchase. At Sportitude, we offer a 30-day returns policy, so if your shoes are not all you hoped they would be or you try them on and the fit is not correct, you can contact us and we’ll send you the information you need to return them to us. All we ask is that you send them back with the packaging and they haven’t been worn any more than trying them on and a walk on carpeted flooring.
At Sportitude we have made buying shoes as easy as possible. You can use our filtering tools to only display shoes that are your size, or suitable for the sport you play, or a certain colour! This allows us to have more shoes on hand than you’d find in many retail outlets. It will also help stop you from becoming overwhelmed at the options you have, as you’ll only see what you have decided is suitable.
How much to spend on kids' basketball shoes?
The best kids' basketball shoes are the best ones that you can afford. Even at the lower-priced end of the scale, if you’re buying purpose-made basketball shoes you are getting a quality shoe that will support your child as they play the game. For the higher-priced shoes, they’ll offer them some advantages that other players may not have, which may help them gain more on-court time. These shoes have added extras such as a firmer grip to stop slipping injuries and an increased level of foam cushioning to reduce that amount of shock when jumping for the three-pointers.
At Sportitude we have given our customers several payment options, these include credit card payments and PayPal. We also offer secured payment through Humm, ZipPay, and Afterpay. If you have not used any of these before we have provided a short guide to help you decide which option is best for your needs. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. We can hold your basket for the time it takes to sign up for any of these services.
We regularly hold sales on our basketball shoes, so you’ll always be able to find a pair that suits your budget. As we offer free shipping on all orders over $100, bundling your kids' basketball shoes with a few other items can save you money on postage.