Looking for a brand that supports female hoopers and makes cool women’s basketball gear? Look no further. Today we’ve pulled together some of our favorite women’s basketball brands. Surprisingly, it can still be tough to find women-specific hooper clothing and training tools.
But there are a few independent, up-and-coming brands that are thoroughly invested in the women’s game in terms of a great fit designed for women, and/or featuring WNBA stars and teams. So we’ve definitely included them, along with some bigger companies for a range of goods – we’re talking shoes, socks, tees, and more. So find your next training outfit, gear for walking around town, and threads for getting comfy on the couch – or the perfect gift. Let’s get after it!
Here are some of the top women’s basketball brands to consider, no matter what type of gear or gifts you’re looking for – performance or every day.
Our women’s basketball shorts brand treats women as the priority and has a bunch of original patterns perfect for on and off the court wear. Worn by the likes of WNBA Champion Jewell Loyd, these lightweight performance fabric shorts feature a loose-in-all-the-right places fit, including design elements like extra space in the backside and hips area and a slightly shorter length. There are limited release drops so be sure to check back frequently.
Hoop York City is a great group of gals based out of New York, started by Alex Taylor. Their goal is to help bring women together through basketball, and to spearhead philanthropic projects that aim to inspire the next generation using basketball and art as the catalysts. They do limited release drops, so check back often for their tees, hoodies, socks, and more.
Made for the W founder Melani Carter’s life long mission is to change the way women and our sports are represented. In addition to covering the league, the media company also drops exclusive gear from time to time. Most recently they teamed up with Lids on a collection of limited edition caps honoring the original eight WNBA teams. Follow them on social media to catch their newest collabs.
This women’s basketball shoe brand is focused solely on female hoopers and was started by a female. Their original shoe design pays attention the anatomy of a woman’s foot specifically. Today they offer a handful of color ways in two basic shoe designs – one for guards and one for bigs. And pro hoopers Courtney Williams and Destanni Henderson are signed to their roster. They’ve also recently started offering compression wear designed for women’s bodies.
In the last couple years we’ve seen Adidas investment in the game grow. With the likes of WNBA Champions Candace Parker, Alysha Clark, and more signed to their roster, they regularly release staples including hoodies and shoes. Though most of the drops are unisex, sometimes they’ll have women’s specific shorts which are good for those who like short to average length shorts.
Nike has some of the best women’s basketball shoes in the game, having released the Sabrina 1s earlier this year, as well as Elena Delle Donne’s shoes. Nike’s also got team t-shirts and shorts for each WNBA team. And they released their fly knit women’s basketball shorts a few years ago. Sometimes you can catch them on sale for as low as $12, but they fit pretty funky for being touted as fit to women. Nike women’s shorts tend to be on the longer side so they’re nice if you like that. By the way if you shop their stuff on Fanatics it’ll help support our site.
With big names like Breanna Stewart and Skylar Diggins-Smith at the front, PUMA has recently appeared to double down on their women’s basketball investment. They’ve got tees, shorts, and shoes. But we’d most encourage you to check out Stewie’s shoes for some basic kicks that are best on outdoor courts.
Founded by former WNBA player Esther Wallace, this brand is all in on women’s basketball. They’ve got a full collection of WNBA gear from shorts to tees and hoodies. They mostly use ‘blanks’ so the product material quality isn’t the greatest but the designs really make up for it. This is a sweet spot to get a hooper some gear featuring a WNBA player or team you love.
This sports and art brand has a number of tees and basketballs focused on female hoopers, created in partnership with the WNBPA. They even collaborated with Brittney Griner on a few merch drops that donated 10% of net proceeds directly to the Bring Our Families Home campaign.
Stanford’s Cameron Brink headline New Balance’s women’s basketball campaign. The brand is looking to restore their former glory in the space, and has dropped a number of innovative sneakers but none that seems too popular yet. It’ll be interesting to see how they keep expanding.
Perhaps best known for Steph Curry, UA also sports incredible female athletes on their roster including WNBA Champion Kelsey Plum and UConn’s Azzi Fudd. Earlier this year UA looked to be making serious moves in the space, hosting a ‘Dawg Class’ camp with college hoopers led by Kelsey. However their sneaker line and gear still leave a lot to be desired, with not many options for female hoopers.
While Overtime definitely focused on the men’s side of the game to start, the new-age media company is slowly but surely making it’s way into the women’s game: cue Overtime Select. The brand has a ton of tees, shorts, sweatpants, and more in all sorts of fun designs for both adults and kids. Nothing is designed specifically for women’s bodies, but almost everything is a unisex fit, so women can sport them. We’ve found the mesh shorts to be a little heavy though because they’re two layers of fabric.
Similar to Overtime independent clothing brand Ryoko Rain focuses on unisex clothing for hoopers. They’re very invested in the men’s side of the game, but their clothes have been spotted on some female hoopers such as Natasha Cloud. Their shorts in particular have awesome original designs, and drops happen every few weeks or so. However the material is fairly scratchy/uncomfortable, so these are better for women off the court, or with spandex underneath.
No hooper brand list would be complete without SLAM Goods. Best known for their iconic magazine, the brand also offers tees, hoodies, shorts, and more. Their clothes tend to be unisex, but they use female models for some – so you can see how they’d look on you. They do seasonal drops, so check back.
Athletes Unlimited is a groundbreaking women’s sports organization founded in 2019 that has reimagined traditional team sports like basketball. Their basketball league runs every winter for about a month – and the location switches to a new city each year. What sets this league apart is its innovative player-centric model, where athletes are not bound to specific teams. Instead, they earn points based on individual and team performances, leading to weekly changes in team compositions. Notable players sign to the league including Allisha Gray, Kelsey Mitchell, Natasha Cloud, and Izzy Harrison. They have some merchandise including a mini hoop, hoodies, tees, and jerseys.
Started by pro athletes including Sue Bird and Alex Morgan, this is a new-age media company focused on women’s sports video stories. With a founder like Sue, you’re going to get some unique basketball threads dropping in their shop from time to time. Right now they have a few branded tees and hoodies, but check in from time to time for drops.
Speaking of women’s sports media companies, JWS has a Sheryl Swoopes tee.
Breaking Tee has super soft tees for almost every WNBA player. And what’s cool about their shirts is that they’re officially licensed for the Women’s National Basketball Players Association. So your favorite hooper should benefit from your purchase.
And1 is brushing the dust off its former culture heavy brand, and trying to make a comeback. Probably best originally known for their Trash Talk tees, And1 now has a few classic lady sneakers – like the Rise – in addition to some new profiles available.
Like a lot of others on this list, this is a basketball brand that is unisex. Local Hoops is focused on building a global community around the game of basketball, and has a flagship store in NYC. They’ve got lots of tees, shorts, and pants to pick from. Our favorite is the Flower Pot purple tee.
Wilson is the official ball of the WNBA, and has been a staunch supporter of women’s basketball since the beginning. They’ve got a ton of different women’s basketballs to pick from including some that feature all WNBA teams, each WNBA team, and the league as a whole. They’re also well known for the Evolution and Evo NXT.
Now you know a few cool places to get new women’s basketball gear. We consistently profile the latest drops on our website, so you always know where to find the latest basketball merch news. You might also enjoy exploring our WNBA gifts guide or our women’s basketballs guide. If you’re ready to get to work in your new threads, check out basketball shooting drills to build confidence.