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Style and Support– Why Your Basketball Shoes Need to Look Good, but Feel Better

The change in seasons doesn’t just apply to the weather– it’s also time to gear up for basketball season. And when it comes to basketball, there’s no denying the importance of shoes that fit both your style and your feet. Here at Disco Sports, we cater to all players with a huge variety of styles and sizes so that you’re able to shine this season.


For the larger post player, a shoe that is designed around support and cushion should be your main focus. Spending most of your time on the court confined to the small quarters of the paint puts you at risk for lots of ankle rolls and high-impact landings. Though high-tops aren’t the only option, they do provide the most support for ankles and are therefore a quality worth considering in a shoe if you’re a forward or center.


For guards, shoes should still have stability, but should also allow for flexibility. The need for quick acceleration and easy movement can be met by finding a shoe that is light-weight– likely a mid-top or low-top style.


It’s equally important to find a shoe that fits your foot. With basketball shoes, a snug fit is preferred so as to allow for both comfort and support. But finding a shoe that fits isn’t all about length. Proper width (narrow, average, or wide) is equally important to sizing. Though it’s not uncommon for women to purchase men’s basketball shoes, it is important to consider that men’s shoes are typically more wide than women’s. So, for women who have narrow feet, choosing a men’s shoe could be detrimental to the overall fit.


Our staff at Disco Sports is ready to help you find the perfect fit for your feet, your style, and your budget. We’ll work with you to measure your feet so that your shoe’s comfort can be assured after hours on the court. With our huge range of styles, you won’t have to sacrifice comfort for fashion or vice versa.


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