Under Armour Men’s Jet Mid Basketball Shoe

Last updated date: December 10, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

Under Armour Men’s Jet Mid Basketball Shoe

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the Under Armour Under Armour Men's Jet Mid Basketball Shoe placed 10th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 31, 2019:
Checkout The Best Men’s Basketball Shoes for a detailed review of all the top men's basketball shoe.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
295 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Another thing that will gets thumbs ups from wearers is the fact that they don’t take a long time to break in. This fact is a big relief if you just have to have a pair to play in right away and don’t want to wait.
- Yay Sports
January 22, 2019 | Full review
The lockdown is good. Your feet will feel secure. It closes up through laces, but it allows you to adjust it to your preferred tightness.
- Baller's Guide
It has good support thanks to the well-designed heel and arch section. The good laces and lacing system will ensure the footwear stay on your feet more often than not.
- Top Ten Product Review
July 8, 2019 | Full review
The rubber sole is thick but flexible. This makes it great for long periods of wear. It is also made out of lightweight materials that are both light and breathable. This makes the shoe comfortable and cool.
- Sportsly
With a synthetic upper and molded quarter panels, the Under Armour Men’s Jet provides breathable, flexible support.
- Sports Life Today
July 11, 2019 | Full review
This shoe has a solid rubber outsole that is built to be durable. It uses a herringbone traction pattern to help you control your movements on the court. It also features a toe cap to increase durability and keep you from experiencing toe drag.
- Reviews Done
What experts didn't like
Some people have also expressed concerns over the inside causing blisters, so if you are very prone to that, you might look elsewhere.
- Yay Sports
January 22, 2019 | Full review
The forefoot part leans more towards the narrow side.
- Baller's Guide
A few of the negatives with the Adidas Men’s Rise up 2 Basketball Shoe is that there isn’t a lot of extra padding.
- Sportsly
You might need to go half a size or a size larger
- Reviews Done

From The Manufacturer

Synthetic textile upper for breathability & support. Enhanced cushioning around ankle collar for superior comfort. Ventilated mesh midfoot panel. Molded heel for locked-in support & fit. Die-cut EVA sockliner provides underfoot cushioning & support. Compression molded EVA midsole delivers a lightweight & responsive ride. Rubber outsole with unique traction pattern for lateral movements & maximum grip. Weight: 12.3 oz.

Overall Product Rankings

Under Armour Men’s Jet Basketball Shoe
1. Under Armour Men’s Jet Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 0
adidas Originals Kids’ Pro Spark Basketball Shoe
2. adidas Originals Kids’ Pro Spark Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 1
Nike Men’s Air Visi Pro Vi
3. Nike Men’s Air Visi Pro Vi
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
adidas Men’s Explosive Bounce Basketball Shoe
4. adidas Men’s Explosive Bounce Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
Reebok Men’s Shaqnosis Basketball Shoe
5. Reebok Men’s Shaqnosis Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
Nike Lebron Soldier XI SFG Mens Basketball Shoes
6. Nike Lebron Soldier XI SFG Mens Basketball Shoes
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
Nike Men’s Air Versitile Ii Basketball Shoe
7. Nike Men’s Air Versitile Ii Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
adidas Originals Men’s Pro Bounce Basketball Shoe
8. adidas Originals Men’s Pro Bounce Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
ANTA Men’s KT2 Basketball Shoe
9. ANTA Men’s KT2 Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
Under Armour Men’s Jet Mid Basketball Shoe
10. Under Armour Men’s Jet Mid Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6
adidas Men’s Crazy Explosive 2017 Basketball Shoe
11. adidas Men’s Crazy Explosive 2017 Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
Under Armour UA Jet 2017
12. Under Armour UA Jet 2017
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
Under Armour Men’s Heat Seeker Basketball Shoe
13. Under Armour Men’s Heat Seeker Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
Champion Men’s Inferno Basketball Shoe
14. Champion Men’s Inferno Basketball Shoe
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7

An Overview On Men's Basketball Shoe

Using the right tool for the job always helps us do the job better and more efficiently. In the case of playing a sport like basketball, the shoes are the tool and the same philosophy applies. If you have the right shoes for the sport you’re playing and, even more specifically, the right shoe for your body and the position you play, you will be set up well to have healthier feet and the proper mobility to play well. The technology behind basketball shoes has grown tremendously over the past couple of decades and now you can find shoes that not only look cool but fit you and your style of play perfectly.

Basketball shoes can come with high-reaching uppers that lace all the way up to the lower part of the ankle. This style of high-top basketball shoe is less common than it used to be because it limits the mobility of your ankle which can hinder players who are quick and agile like a point guard. However, this high-top basketball shoe is usually ideal for a center or large power-forward who needs the added stability for when he steps on another player’s foot, or even when he does a simple lateral cut but with a lot more bodyweight than most guards. The extra lacing and height of this shoe will keep your ankles healthy so you can keep playing and continuing to grow in other areas instead of constantly nursing twisted or sprained ankles.

“The benefits of purchasing basketball shoes are increased support and stability on the court,” says expert  Stephanie Mansour, a personal trainer. “Basketball shoes are designed for maximum cushion, mobility and ankle support since there’s many forward/backward/side-to-side motions and jumping in basketball.” 

A lower shoe offers more ankle mobility and caters nicely to a more agile player in either of the guard positions. The lack of ankle support from the shoe is less of an issue in these players and you can see by watching basketball on TV that it’s now common practice for a lot of players to opt for these lower-topped shoes. If a player is mostly on the wing and does a lot of lateral back-and-forth movements, then a shoe somewhere in the middle might be best so it gives some ankle support but still allows a lot of mobility for the quicker movements.

In addition to the height of the shoe, there are some important parts of the sole to focus on when you’re shopping around. A cushioned mid-sole of the shoe, which is the area around the center of the foot where the arch is, is helpful to players that are doing a lot of jumping. Every time you land a jump, you have a significant force compressing down on the bottoms of your feet. With proper cushioning and arch support, this wear-and-tear from jumping so much will be less noticeable as your shoe is doing a lot of work to absorb that shock before it goes into your feet and knees.

The outsole on a basketball shoe is also an important factor when looking at the overall effectiveness of a shoe. The outsole refers to the hard rubber at the bottom of the shoe and you will want to look at how wide the forefoot is, as the width of these can vary a lot from one brand to another. A wider toe box lets your toes naturally splay out a little bit and gives you a better sense of balance and stability. This helps with general stability of your foot and lets you avoid rolling the front of your foot over, eventually leading to another ankle issue. Having too much room in this wide part of the shoe can also be something to watch out for since you want your foot to be held snugly in place without sliding back and forth inside the shoe.

It’s important to get the right shoe for yourself so you can focus on training and improving other parts of your game. A proper pair of shoes can help you be quicker and healthier or have a more stable footing so you can ultimately have the confidence to play at your highest level.

“If the shoes are more comfortable, you might be able to play longer and even move better because you’ve got the right support,” says Mansour.

DWYM Fun Fact

Some of the original and most recognizable basketball shoes are the Converse All-Stars. Converse began making athletic shoes in 1908 and primarily touted them as being “non-skids” due to having rubber added at the bottom of the canvas shoe to prevent it from sliding around on the court. The Converse All-Star shoes arrived on the scene less than a decade later and quickly took over as the primary shoe for the sport for many years to come.

The Men's Basketball Shoe Buying Guide

  • If you’re into playing basketball, you most likely already watch some amount of professional or college basketball. Try to find a handful of players that have a similar body size and shape that you do and see what shoes they wear. Basketball players at these levels have likely already tried many shoes out over the course of their career and they have chosen to wear the current pair that they have on for a reason. If you’re a point guard or a center, there’s a good amount of players you can watch to get a good idea of what shoes are their favorites and you can use this as a great starting point in a basketball shoe search.
  • When you try on new basketball shoes, you should run around and jump up and down, maybe do a few sprints and lateral cuts in them. A shoe might feel comfortable when you first put it on and casually walk around the store in it, but as soon as you start running and cutting you might find that your toe rubs the edge weird or that the arch isn’t exactly in the right place for your foot. It’s better to be cautious up-front and really try the shoes out before you step foot onto the court.