One True Thing: The Rec League Sneaker

The Want: A lightweight basketball shoe—for men and women—that offers performance for casual corporate league players and hoops fanatics. It shouldn't be too restrictive or bulky. Extra points for style.

The Get: The Nike (NKE) Zoom KDIII ($88, The unisex KDIII is the definition of a streamlined basketball sneaker. Sturdy construction features a full-grain leather and composite upper that provides support for defending quick-cutting competitors, while its Phylon midsole acts as a breathable shock absorber. Best of all, the KDIII keeps its technology under wraps so the kicks won't look silly paired with jeans. If the colors are too flashy, design your own look at

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