NBA All-Star Weekend is all about the best talents in the NBA showcasing their skills for the whole world to see, enjoy, and appreciate. For us sneakerheads, though, it also means we get to see shoes that are specifically created for and worn on this occasion. As we’ve seen kicks upon kicks, we bring you our picks for the best shoes from NBA All-Star Weekend.
The 10 Best Shoes from NBA All-Star Weekend 2022:
LaMelo Ball is one of the few players in the history of the league that played in both the Rising Stars Challenge and All-Star Game in the same year. The former Rookie of the Year is surely making his case for being must-see TV. He pulled out a new Puma MB.01 PE for the game. This seems to be a sort of alternate take on the Charlotte Hornets colors with the purple being the main color and the blue becoming secondary. We definitely enjoying watching this young man play on this big stage. Read the full review. Price: $150
Under Armour Curry 9
Stephen Curry put on an absolute show when he drained 16 three pointers in the All-Star game and scored an amazing 50 points. And the one two-pointer he hit was a ridiculously high floater from the baseline. That made him worthy of the Kobe Bryant NBA All-Star Game MVP. For that momentous game and the all-time NBA 75th Anniversary Team ceremony, he wore an all pink Under Armour Curry 9 inspired by the sesame character Abby Cadabby. This shoe also is on our best basketball shoes list. Read the full review. Price: $160
adidas Trae Young 1 “Cheat Code”
Quavo is part of the hiphop group Migos and he wanted to show that he had some basketball skills. He also chose great kicks. He participated in the annual NBA Celebrity All-Star Game wearing the adidas Trae Young 1 “Cheat Code” which has yet to release to the public. The colorway name is actually on the lateral forefoot of the shoe which is really cool. Plus, this is one of the best basketball shoes out there. Read the full review. Price: $140
Nike KD 14
Jaden McDaniels is an NBA Rookie that currently suits up for the Minnesota Timberwolves and is averaging 8.9 PPG and 4.3 RPG this regular season. He participated in the Rising Stars challenge. In that game, he scored 12 points and had a couple of rebounds. He also wore some fire Nike KD 14 PEs that matched well with the photoshoot props they had prepared. This shoe may be the best of 2021 performance wise. Read the full review. Price: $150
Myles Garrett was one of the celebrities that people anticipated, largely due to his viral clips on social media showing him dunking and doing athletic things on the basketball court. It’s amazing how athletes from one sport can also be good at another. He chose to break out a white and silver 25th anniversary edition of the Reebok Question which was fitting for the NBA 75th anniversary theme. He even ended up dunking twice in the All-Star Celebrity Game. Read the full review. Price: $160
Nike Dunk Low
Joshua Christopher is one of many young stars currently on the Houston Rockets’ roster. And young often means stylish, which proves true in this case. He chose to break out a diamond-studded Nike Dunk Low that is not only fashionable, but is most likely crazy expensive. With the 75th anniversary of the NBA, the photos are perfect, and shiny, with him stepping on a diamond-studded basketball.
Nike LeBron 8 112 Pack “Clark Kent”
LeBron James has a lot of extremely rare sneakers which others would absolutely pay boatloads of money to get. He put on one of them during All-Star Weekend. Behold the Nike LeBron 8 112 Pack “Clark Kent.” These are currently going for thousands of dollars on StockX and other resell marketplaces. The hits of green on a dominantly black upper are perfect and the fact that there’s elephant print makes it all the more beautiful. Read the full review. Price: $200
Nike x Tom Sachs “General Purpose Shoe”
Team attendants aren’t usually in the spotlight, but that doesn’t make their job any easier or less important. They’re the backbone of the business, especially when it comes to these events. They continue to do their work to the best of their abilities and make sure the players are well taken care of. The NBA gave these awesome people the Nike x Tom Sachs “General Purpose Shoe” and it fits so well. These shoes are still unreleased but highly anticipated. A well deserved reward for the team attendants.
New Balance TWO WXY V2
Dejounte Murray of the San Antonio Spurs made his NBA All-Star debut this year and he made the most of it. He even pulled off a T-Mac where he threw the ball off the backboard and back to himself for a dunk. Incredible for a first-timer! During All-Star practice, he wore a very interesting New Balance TWO WXY that we haven’t seen publicly release. It’s mostly white and has some orange and black graphics added. New Balance has a good, young star on their roster. Read the full review. Price: $140
Nike Cosmic Unity
Tyrese Maxey has been a revelation for the Philadelphia 76ers. As a second-year player, he’s already contributing 16.9 PPG and 3.5 RPG. He has a complete game and a lot of promise for the future. We hope he stays healthy enough to reach his full potential. He rocked a Nike Cosmic Unity PE in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. His pair had a lot of bright pink hits that match the lighter-colored upper. We don’t blame him for choosing the shoe. It’s a great performer. Read the full review. Price: $150