The best women’s basketball shoes of the WNBA 2023 season

The best women’s basketball shoes of the WNBA 2023 season

With the WNBA 2023 season wrapped, we have compiled the best women’s basketball shoes spotted on the hardwood courts.


With the WNBA 2023 season wrapped, it’s easy to say that some absolute heat was seen on hard courts. The players have stepped up, each one rocking up with basketball signature sneakers that have been created just for them and extend beyond pink colorways. The sport has come a long way since Sheryl Swoopes was signed as the first hooper on the WNBA roster in 1995 and became the sole female player with a signature sneaker in 1996. Today, people tune in annually to see a legion of amazing basketball players compete for the title of World Champion in sneakers that they had a hand in developing. It’s only befitting that we kept our eyes on the court and compiled some of the best basketball sneakers worn during the WNBA 2023 season. 

Product: PUMA Stewie 2 ‘Earth’
Price: S$276 (US9)
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The Puma Stewie 2 is inspired by Breanna Stewie’s life and charts her journey to becoming a WNBA player. The second colorway of her second signature sneaker, ‘Earth’ is a neutral, earth-based colorway that sports green hues of nature. As an added Easter Egg, element-inspired embroideries that symbolize fire, wind and water can be found on the outsole. 

In terms of performance, the Stewie 2 is regarded as one of the best basketball sneakers to drop in 2023. Though the sneaker is not made of any premium or complex materials, its midsole performance more than makes up for the price point. The combination of a Nitro foam heel puck and EVA midsole offers the perfect balance of comfort and stability, delivering a very smooth and balanced ride. Combined with the widefoot for added stability, predictable multi-directional grip and four laces in the forefoot for added lockdown, you have a reliable sneaker you can wear for countless games. 

Product: Nike Sabrina 1 ‘Ionic’
Price: S$203 (US9)
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Best Womens Basketball Shoes Nike Sabrina 1 'Ionic'Flight Club

The Nike Sabrina 1 is Sabrina Ionescu’s first signature basketball shoe with Nike and it surely doesn’t disappoint. Built on the successes of the Kobe line, the Sabrina is a low-profile hoop sneaker that is meant for speedy and reactive play. 

The Nike Sabrina 1 has been designed to support quick acceleration and enhance cutting. This is achieved using full-length Nike React cushioning and a top-loaded Nike Zoom Air unit in the forefoot. This provides energy return and responsiveness, while the stabilizing shank in the midfoot helps you keep your balance. Finally, the midfoot band system and lockdown cables help your feet remain secure, especially in the crucial moments of games. 

Product: Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro ‘Mambacita’
Price: S$565 (US9)
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Best Womens Basketball Shoes Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro 'Mambacita'GOAT

It would not be a complete list without mentioning the Kobe 4 Protros ‘Mambacita’. A tribute to the late daughter of Kobe Bryant, Gigi Bryant, the Kobe 4 Protros ‘Mambacita’ arrived in Team Mamba colors as a nod to her AAU squad with her name and jersey number on the heel. Special Mambacity sockliners and “Gigi” aglets complete the sneaker. The sneaker dropped on her birthday May 1, 2023 with proceeds going to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. 

The Kobe 4 Protro is nearly identical to the original Kobe 4, which spells a similar feel underfoot and performance on-court. The Phylon midsole is slightly softer but overall, the midsole offers a very stable and low-profile ride. Combined with the durable first Gen Flywire midfoot setup and synthetic leathers, the Kobe 4 Protro is a comfortable and reliable sneaker for any game. 

Product: Nike Air Deldon 1 ‘WNBA Hoodie’
Price: S$137 (US9)
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The Nike Air Deldon 1 is WNBA hooper Elena Delle Donne’s first signature basketball shoe. The Air Deldon 1 ‘WNBA Hoodie’ colorway is inspired by the iconic vibrant orange WNBA hoodie worn by the late Kobe and Gigi Bryant in support of the WNBA. This soon went viral with icons like Lebron James, Chris Paul and Naomi Osaka sporting the hoodie becoming the #1 apparel in the league’s history. 

The sneaker sports adaptive features like a collapsible heel and a large strap that helps you secure the shoes with one hand. It also features full-length Air cushioning and a forefoot Zoom Air unit that helps keep the sneaker light underfoot, reliable energy return and incredible support. However, the sneaker has a narrow construction and is not suitable for wider feet. 

Product: Nike Air Zoom GT Cut 2 ‘Hyper Pink’
Price: S$320 (US9)
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The Nike Air Zoom GT Cut 2 ‘Hyper Pink’ sees bright pink textiles weaved into the digitized knit upper. The striking colorway is paired with sail treatments of the tongue, laces and midsole that break up the monotony of the sneaker. Deeper ‘Fireberry’ accents appear on the tread, profile Swooshes and the heel clip. 

If you prefer a plush feel underfoot, the Nike Air Zoom GT Cut 2 is the perfect on-court sneaker. They are known for a very plush and bouncy cushioning, which is soft underfoot but sacrifices support, court feel and stability. It does offer a one-to-one fit, excellent impact protection, a breathable upper and durable outsole traction that can survive outdoor courts. 

Product: Under Armour Flow Breakthru 3 ‘Mod Grey White’
Price: S$201 (US9)
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The Under Armour Flow Breathru 3 ‘Mod Grey White’ is claimed to be a basketball sneaker made for women by women. The sneaker is designed to fit, support and flex to your feet with traction and cushioning from UA Flow, which is known for offering the best grip on any court without an outsole. 

The breathable engineered mesh upper utilizes strategically placed TPU film to offer necessary support alongside enhanced comfort and flex. Lockdown is enhanced with a molded collar that is anatomically designed for women’s feet. Energy return is elevated by a 3D molded TPE-blend sock liner with low compression.

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