Here you will find our picks of the best NBA shoes week to week. The only thing better than picking up some great new kicks is seeing your favorite NBA hoopers rocking the same shoes on the hardwood.
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- Best NBA Shoes Week to Week
- Best NBA Shoes Week 14
- Best NBA Shoes Week 13
- Best NBA Shoes Week 12
- Best NBA Shoes Week 11
- Best NBA Shoes Week 10
- Best NBA Shoes Week 9
- Best NBA Shoes Week 8
- Best NBA Shoes Week 7
- Best NBA Shoes Week 6
- Best NBA Shoes Week 5
- Best NBA Shoes Week 4
- Best NBA Shoes Week 3
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Best NBA Shoes Week to Week
Best NBA Shoes Week 14
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks have been a below average team so far when it comes to standings. They have a 17-25 record and sit 12th in the Eastern Conference. Still, that does not stop Adidas and the star point guard with coming up with great PEs. In Week 14, we saw a great-looking Trae Young 1 on feet. It features a sky blue midsole, except for the Boost, and outsole, while the upper is multicolored with hits of orange, red, black, a little bit of yellow. These are fresh and we would not mind at all if they released to the public.
Jordan Brand has a lot of athletes in their roster, one of whom is Jeff Green of the Denver Nuggets. And it seems like, though he has played for 11 teams, he has never forgotten his roots he built in college. He had a solid college career where he averaged 13.1 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 3.1 APG for Georgetown University. With this Air Jordan 36 PE, he pays homage to his school. The upper is gray with navy blue hits and the logo of the university is featured on the tongue.
Best NBA Shoes Week 13
The Phoenix Suns have absolutely been tearing the league up. They’re currently the 1st seed in the Western Conference with a record of 30-9, having won three of their last five games. They are, of course, led by the man that many have dubbed the next Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker. The man idolizes the Black Mamba and always has his shoes on with the quote, “Be Legendary.” Recently, he pulled out an all orange Nike Kobe 6 Protro PE that has a dessert-themed outsole. It perfectly matches the Suns uniforms.
The current trend in the NBA has been the giving out of 10-day contracts to those who have been previously out of the league. One of those lucky players is the electrifying and entertaining Lance Stephenson. He is back strumming his guitar on his defenders and he did so in his debut in the And1 Born Ready sneakers. Only those who have been around for a while will know about this sneaker, but it’s always nice to see that the pros give love to the OG streetball brand.
Week 13 also saw the return of Klay Thompson, after 2 years away from the hardwood. He had the best return possible, scoring 17 point in just 20 minutes of play, dunking all over the Cavs and taking home the W. Klay rocked his 7th signature shoe with Anta, a shoe designed to protect Klay’s injured lower body.
Kyrie also returned recently but we got the first look at Kyrie in his current signature shoe during his game vs Portland. We saw a couple more awesome Kobe’s on the hardwood, including Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s Kobe 3 Preludes, and DeMar Derozan, who is quickly becoming the King of Kobe’s, laced up an amazing colorway of the 6s.
Nikola Jokic has been rocking a great shoe for a player of his characteristics, the Nike GT Jump. The GT Jump features an insane amount of cushion, perfect for bigger players that need that extra bit of impact protection. Jokic lead the Nuggets to a victory over the Houston Rockets with 20 points 8 boards and 7 assist.
PJ Tucker added another gem to his massive sneaker collection and brok’em out during the Heats game with the Hawks. He played in the “Beast” PE colorway of the LeBron 2, a shoe that needs a general re-release.
Best NBA Shoes Week 12
The NBA has had a great week after Christmas. There were awesome game-winners, two of which came at the hands of DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls, great performances by both teams and players, and, of course, eye-catching kicks. One sneaker that caught our eye was a new colorway of LaMelo Ball’s new signature sneaker, the Puma MB.01. This shoe has been tough to get for consumers and we hope that this colorway drops. The orange now becomes the accent to a full black silhouette. It’s a less loud scheme than the release colorway and we’re here for it.
LeBron James, easily the greatest player of this generation and, some would argue, of all time turned 37 years old on December 30. It is insane to think that some of the younger players still can’t keep up with him. This type of performance at this age with that many miles on his legs shouldn’t be able to do the things he does. For his birthday, he sported an all white Nike LeBron 18 with gold hints on the heel, midfoot, and a bit on the toe box. Colors truly fit for a king.
Carmelo broke out a cool Christmas / Bad Santa themed pair of Jordan 36s for the Lakers match up with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Sadiq Bey laced up a classic pair of blue camo Kobe 6s. During their game vs the Miami Heat, Steph laced up one of the sleekest colorways of the Curry 9 we have seen to date. As an added bonus we saw a, nearly recovered Klay Thompson warm up in a white and blue pair of his Anta KT 7s (cycle right). Kyrie finally made his return to NBA courts in a pair of “Bruce Lee” Kyrie 3s.
Best NBA Shoes Week 11
Christmas in the NBA usually means good matchups and possibly a test run for the NBA Finals. But next to the head-to-head greatness, we all look forward to some exclusive kicks that players have on their feet. After all, this may be the only game we see such PEs or customs. The most heat-filled game was also the most anticipated one, even though the Brooklyn Nets didn’t feature their superstar, Kevin Durant.
We stay in the Brooklyn side of things with the unreleased adidas Harden Vol. 6. The previous version left a ton to be desired, so we’re hoping these will be good. Not only did James Harden wear his new signature shoe, he also wore a PE giving props to Kobe Bryant. Russell Westbrook for the Lakers also debuted his next signature sneaker, the Jordan Why Not.5. This colorway was made in collaboration with Honor the Gift. Two upcoming signature sneaker debuts in one game. What a Christmas Day.
Best NBA Shoes Week 10
Week 10 started off with a bang with a couple of awesome retros. LeBron laced up the Watch the Thone LeBron 9s that just released, during the Lakers game vs the Phoenix Suns. In the same game, we also saw an purple version of the Kobe 4 worn by Trevor Ariza. We also saw PJ Tucker break out a legendary Scottie Pippen shoe, the Pippen 1 in an all purple collab with Kith.
On the 23rd of December, Steph put up 46 points in the “Elmo” colorway of his Curry 9s, LeBron Broke out a new colorway of his retro LeBron 9s and hit a wacky no look shot over the Spurs, and LaMelo ball led the Hornets to a 17 point, come-from-behind victory over the Denver Nuggets in his newly released MB.01s from Puma. But the biggest performance of the night was turned in by Kemba Walker of the New York Knicks. Kemba, who has been struggling all year in New York, put up 44 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in a pair of Jordan 36s.
Best NBA Shoes Week 9
Jason Tatum broke out a very cool PE of the Jordan 36, the Jordan 36 Lemonade. The Australian prodigy Josh Giddey rocked the Kobe 9 “Peach Jam” during OKC’s game versus the Dallas Mavericks.
Dame Lillard gave us a first glance at his signature for the year, Donovan Mitchell showed up with a slick PE vs the Clippers and the great Steph Curry broke the NBA’s record for career 3-pointers in a special edition of his Curry 9.
Best NBA Shoes Week 8
The Kobe AD NXT 360, one of the best performing Kobe’s, made an appearance on the feet of Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets. Jason Tatum broke out some awesome Jordan 36 PEs and announced that he would be getting a Jordan signature soon. We cant wait. Trez was at it again as well with a pair of adidas J Wall 1.
Best NBA Shoes Week 7
After the untimely passing of designer Virgil Abloh, we saw a bunch of different tributes on court, including Richard Hamilton’s Off White Jordan 2 lows (casual) and PJ Tucker’s Jordan 5s. Other than that, Montrez Harrell had an ultra-personalized Reebok Kamikaze II Low and DeMar Derozan had an awesome looking pair of Kobe IVs.
Best NBA Shoes Week 6
This week was a bit quieter than the rest (up to this point). The Greek Freak had a stand-out, bright yellow colorway for the Nike Zoom Freak 3, LeBron hooped in a Laker colorway of the Lebron 19 and Durant pulled out a new colorway of the KD 14.
Best NBA Shoes Week 5
Week 5 brought us a couple surprises. Luka Doncic showed up in a PE colorway of the Jordan Zoom Separate, Draymond somehow played a full pro game in the Converse All Star BB Jet, and Montrez Harrell also played a whole game in another pair of, all be it more expensive, bricks: the Air Jordan 1 Off White.
Best NBA Shoes Week 4
Week 4 was a good week for signatures: Steph broke out the “Elmo” Curry 9 and Donovan Mitchell wore a sleek Black and Yellow Don Issue 3. But the biggest stand out was again P.J. Tucker with the Kobe 4 Undefeated and his red and grey Kobe 2.
Best NBA Shoes Week 3
Week three saw some Halloween customs, Ja Morant busting out the KD 4 and Draymond rocking his Converse signature, the Converse G4 Hi.
Best NBA Shoes Week 2
Week 2 saw PJ Tucker break out some serious heat including a pair of Air Jordan 4 Eminem x Carhartt valued at over $10.000. Luka Doncic also broke out a pair of Jordan 35 PEs and Anthony Davis wore some peach Kobe 6s.
Best NBA Shoes Week 1
Opening night in the NBA is a big occasion and NBA players usually bust out some serious heat. This year several players broke out their new signature models for the year. Steph, James Harden and Trae Young all broke out their new signatures: the Curry 9, the adidas Harden Vol.6 and the Trae Young 1. Also, Montrez Harrell rocked his new self-owned signature shoe.