Expensive basketball sneakers that you can buy (January 2021)

Nike Kobe IX Elite Prespective Photo

Sneakers can become particularly valuable in the case of limited edition models or special collaborations, but the rarest of the rare are sneakers that are tied with particular sporting moments, like game-worn basketball shoes.

Buying sneakers is a thing most of us enjoy. Here’s our list of the most expensive sneakers that you can buy!

10. Nike Max Lebron XI Low Men Sneakers Light Magnet$199 – $720

Nike Max Lebron XI Low Men Sneakers Light Magnet photo

Low-cut and sleek, the LeBron 11 Low represents an evolution of James’ signature shoe, with a full-length Max Air bag for optimum cushioning and flexibility. The Bright Mango accents against the grey upper are reminiscent of a summer sunset, making this LeBron 11 Low perfect for long days on the court. 

9. Nike Air Force 180 Men’s Sneaker $299 – $875

Nike Air Force 180 Men's Sneaker phptp

The Nike Air Force 180 Low is a classic shoe —cushioned to protect, but built to withstand.

In celebration of the summer of basketball, Nike revisiting the most iconic Nike Basketball shoes of the past 20 years.

8. Nike Air Foamposite Pro $719- $1101

Nike Air Foamposite Pro photo

The latest iteration of the Nike Air Foamposite Pro brings with it the famed elephant print, known to sneakerheads around the world its deep connection to His Airness. A pink hue energizes an otherwise neutral colorblocking, providing a new-age touch to the storied silhouette. Inspired by the ‘90s, made for today. 

7. Jordan Air 3 Retro Men’s Sneakers$498 – $786

Jordan Air 3 Retro Men's Sneakers photo

The Air Jordan Retro Men’s Shoe celebrates a hardwood hero with high-quality construction, soft cushioning, and the signature details that made the original famous.

6. AIR JORDAN Men’s AJ 3 Retro Flyknit Sneaker$415 – $817

AIR JORDAN Men's AJ 3 Retro Flyknit Sneaker Photo

There are not many ways to improve upon the Air Jordan 3, but Jordan Brand managed to pull it off. The Flyknit makeover on this Air
Jordan 3 is executed flawlessly. The Air Jordan 3 Flyknit maintains the original shape of the silhouette and adds a fully redesigned
Flyknit upper. It is a seamless combination of the retro and modern sneaker worlds. This debut colorway of the Air Jordan 3 Flyknit,
which came out in 2018, features a black and anthracite upper, glossy black midsole, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole.

5. Air Jordan 1 Retro High$470 – $840

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Photo

The Air Jordan 1 “Banned” is one of the most important models in sneaker history. Jordan Brand merged the colorway with Nike’s innovative Flyknit technology to create the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit. The woven design is used extensively throughout the upper, which features black and red color blocking. Leather appears on the Swoosh, heel, and the Wings logo on the ankle.

4. Nike Kobe Ad Nxt 360 Mens Basketball Trainers$576- $1303

Nike Kobe Ad Nxt 360 Mens Basketball Trainers Photo

The Kobe A.D. NXT 360 Men’s Shoe resurrects the Mamba’s on-court mentality and killer instinct. The upper wraps your foot in all-around comfort, while the foam combination gives you a springy response when you jump, and a soft feel when you land.

3. Nike Kobe IX Elite Prespective$720 – $1168

Nike Kobe IX Elite Prespective Photo

The Kobe 9 Elite ‘Perspective’ in 2014 as one of the silhouette’s debut colorways, each imbued with its own storytelling narrative. This pair draws inspiration from Picasso – specifically, the artist’s three-year Blue period. A breathable Flyknit upper is finished in varying blue shades that recall the work of the Spanish master, accented with pops of Volt on the sneaker’s branding elements and Flywire cables.

2. Nike AIR Force 1 Low Travis Scott Men’s Sneaker$1735 – $3016

Nike AIR Force 1 Low Travis Scott Men's Sneaker Photo

Dropping in November of 2017, the AF-100 Collection celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Air Force 1 with new takes on the iconic white/white. This year, one of the low-top silhouettes from the collection, remixed by Travis Scott, returns in a new colorway to celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated new album, ASTROWORLD. Multicolored reflective details are hidden throughout the design to represent Scott’s hyper-energetic, “acid of rap” stage persona. A Houston workwear-inspired canvas upper also embodies his focused side when he’s putting in work and creating every day. Finally, the shoe comes complete with removable Swoosh logos, removable tongue patches that nod to Cactus Jack Records, and a lace double that takes inspiration from his iconic grill.

  1. Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Low Mens Basketball Trainers$1999
Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Low Mens Basketball Trainers Photo

The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 dropped in August 2017, but was actually debuted by Draymond Green during the 2016-17 playoffs. The latest version of Nike’s wildly popular basketball shoe features an an engineered woven jacquard upper, providing a comfortable fit akin to Flyknit. This version no longer has Zoom Air cushioning, as it did in 2015 and 2016, and instead brings back the Lunar cushioning from 2014, but is now purportedly lighter and more responsive. The Hyperdunk 2017 comes in a regular and low-top model.

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