Champion Men’s Inferno Basketball Shoe

Last updated: December 10, 2019

Champion Men’s Inferno Basketball Shoe

We looked at the top Men's Basketball Shoe and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Men's Basketball Shoe you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Champion Men's Inferno Basketball Shoe placed 14th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get set up with the basketball look with the Inferno from Champion. It features a mesh upper, laces for good fit, ankle pull tab for easy on/easy off, padded collar, mesh lining, padded insole, and a built-up, non-marking outsole. Manmade materials.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

These basketball shoes are made of fabric and mesh that aid with ventilation and breathability. Other admirable characteristics about the Inferno include a padded sole and collar, non-marking outsole and an ankle pull tab.
Built from a combination of fabric and mesh, this shoe is breathable. The ankle pull tab allows you to easily get the shoe on and off. The padding on the collar and insole offer you extra comfort. This shoe is specifically good for playing outdoor basketball.
Other highlights include a padded insole and collar for extra comfort, a non-marking outsole that provides excellent grip and traction, and an ankle pull tab which makes putting the shoes on and taking them off a simple process.
- Heavy
You will love the rubber sole that makes the traction real avoiding you from encountering severe injuries during the game.
The soft pad at the collar will offer the superb feeling to your feet.
It also has a padded collar for comfort and a sole that is supposed not to mark up the court. It also has easy on and off pull tabs to make getting the shoe on and off a breeze.
The soft cushioning of the sole is surprisingly comfortable even for long training days and game time.

What reviewers didn't like

Some reviewers complained that the insole was too thin
The soles don’t offer very much grip, so they are not so great for playing basketball or other sports on an indoor court.
These might not be for someone who plays every day
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There are some issues with the shoe. They tend to break down on the sole very quickly. They also have a loose fit, making them difficult to play in for too long.
There are two main downsides to consider. If these bother you then you really have to start looking at a higher price tag. Firstly, the insole is a little bit on the thin side. This means there isn’t a huge amount of arch support.
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