The 25 Best Basketball Releases of 2012

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This year offered a slew of basketball releases – possibly the most that we’ve seen so far – for both on and off court purposes. Ranking the best 25 out of so many options was a challenge, but considering the on-court potential of each is what we do best.

Whether you agree or disagree with this ranking, one thing that is certain… you’ve probably played in at least one of the sneakers that’s featured here today. If you pick your kicks for function over style then see if you agree, these are The 25 Best Basketball Releases of 2012.

Nightwing2303 is the owner/publisher of KicksOnCourt and contributor to Sneaker Report. He hoops on the regular and loves sneaker tech as much as he loves food, and he really loves his food. You can keep up with Nightwing2303’s on and off court adventures on Twitter and Instagram


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  • Collins

    Sorry but the zoom penny V actually does have zoom air in the forefoot

    • Nightwing2303

      No, it actually doesnt. They use Cushlon foam but no Zoom. Nowhere in any accurate product description does it state that Zoom Air is used. If you are referencing the NikeStore description then they are giving you specs for the Air Penny III and not the Air Penny V.