In this day and age, there is no shortage of basketball sneakers, so it’s no surprise that not all are too popular, regardless of their performance on the court. Whether it’s because they weren’t heavily advertised, or weren’t as aesthetically pleasing, here are a few basketball sneakers that have gone under the radar.
Firstly, there is the Adidas Pro Vision, a basketball sneaker that is not tied to a big NBA athlete, and is also one of the cheaper models, which has resulted in it receiving very little attention.
Although it had a special Captain America edition from the Adidas x Marvel collaboration, it was outshone by the Iron Man Harden 3, and the Black Panther Dame 5.
The next sneaker to have gone under the radar was the LeBron Witness 4, which although it carries one of the greatest basketball players names, has not seen too much publicity as it is his 3rd signature line, and the cheap alternative to LeBron’s main line and the LeBron soldiers. Regardless of its popularity, the model is a decent performer with its two zoom bags in the forefoot of the shoe.
You will be hard pressed to find anyone in America wearing a pair of Peak Lou Williams Lightnings, with it mainly being available through Amazon if you would like a pair outside of China.
Lou Williams is often in the news and is a charismatic athlete, yet even though the shoe retails for only $100, because you cannot get it from any of your local sneaker stores, there is little chance you had heard of it before.
Lastly, the Derrick Rose line used to be extremely popular when he was at the top of his career, however after many years of limited play time because of injuries, most of the hype has disappeared. The Derrick Rose 10 has just come out, and it has been commended for its great ankle support and responsiveness, however the leather upper makes the shoe look clunky and out of date.