Professional-level basketball is an incredibly demanding sport that requires outstanding physical condition and skill. However, when practiced casually, the only thing that’s really necessary is a proper equipment set, which usually consists of a tank top, a pair of shorts, basketball shoes and maybe a headband. Today we’re going to focus on six outstanding pieces of boys’ athletic apparel, namely boys’ basketball shorts. All of the following pieces were manufactured by two of the world’s most reputable brands, Nike and Under Armour, which means that all you have to do is pick the pair that suits your needs and tastes.
Nike Elite Stripe
This high-quality pair of Nike boys’ shorts comes in seven different colorways, and just like many other Nike sportswear pieces, they flaunt Dri-FIT Technology, which keeps the wearer dry and comfortable at all times. They also impress with a series of laser-cut perforations at the sides that improve breathability, while notched hems support natural movement. An elastic waistband with a drawcord helps create a customized fit, and side seam pockets offer adequate storage space for valuables.
Nike Flex Kyrie Hyper Elite
The Nike Flex Kyrie Hyper Elite shorts come in White/White/White/Black, Stadium Green/Black/Black/Black and Black/Black/Black/White colorways. They also incorporate Dri-FIT technology, as well as a Nike Flex fabric that stretches with the body in order to support a natural range of motion. Moreover, an 8” inseam and ergonomic seams further support natural movement, while zoned mesh panels promote ventilation. The shorts were created using a combination of 90% polyester and 10% spandex for the fabric, while the mesh panels and pocket bags are 100% polyester.
Under Armour Step Back
The UA Step Back is a high-quality pair of basketball shorts that includes the brand’s Moisture Transport System that wicks sweat away from the body and promotes quick drying. The product comes with a textured knit fabric that offers durability without adding too much weight, while an encased elastic waistband with an internal drawcord supports a customized, comfortable fit. Other highlights include ventilated mesh panels at the sides, mesh hand pockets, and five different colorways to choose from.
The Under Armour Select short features no less than 11 available color combinations, each quite eye-catching in its own way. Featuring a fuller cut for amazing comfort, as well as a textured fabric and a Moisture Transport System, these shorts are perfect for young basketball players, especially since they offer a generous 10” inseam. They also come with mesh hand pockets, covered elastic waistbands with contrasting internal drawcords, and with a series of graphics that remind us of the rest of the UA Select line.
The Jordan Knit shorts also include Dri-FIT technology, and they were also put together using 100% polyester. They have mesh side panels for exceptional ventilation, side seam pockets for extra storage space, an elastic waistband with an interior drawcord, and an interior stash pocket. There are two colorways available for this model, including black with green and blue, as well as black with red and white.
UA Triple Double
The comfortable Under Armour Triple Double short comes with mesh hand pockets, an encased elastic waistband with an internal drawcord, and with a fuller cut that offers exceptional comfort. Speaking of comfort, Under Armour’s Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body and promotes quick drying, while a textured knit fabric offers amazing durability without adding extra weight.