For me, the end of October doesn’t mean preparing for Halloween or counting down the days until Summer. Instead, it is all about getting your live pass ready for the upcoming NBA season. With that in mind, we have decided to showcase some of the sneakers you may see the stars wearing on the court this upcoming season. If you’re looking for a new pair for the court or the street then you are in the right place!
adidas D Rose 7
The 2016/17 season looms large for both Derrick Rose and the latest shoe in his signature line with adidas, the D Rose 7. This is the first year that we wont see Rose in his hometown Chicago Bulls uniform but in a New York Knicks one. A tragedy for Bulls fans like myself but also an opportunity to hopefully see the D Rose 7 released in a Knicks Orange and Blue colourway. Until then, only basic colourways are available.
Crazy Explosive Primeknit
The Explosive Primeknit shoe, is indeed, crazy. We will see it showcased by the crazy good with ball in hand, Minnesota Timberwolves star, Andrew Wiggins. The full boost midsole and crazy ankle support makes this a popular court shoe for a host of Adidas’ other big names like Harrison Barnes and Serge Ibaka. While currently only black/white and red colour ways are available in Australia, a whole host of others have been previewed by Adidas and will hopefully reach us soon.
adidas Harden Vol. 1
James Harden left Nike for Adidas, becoming Adidas’s biggest name in October 2015. Almost a year later and we finally have his first signature shoe, the Harden Volume 1. The technology behind the shoe is still a mystery but we do know that it will feature a boost midsole. Despite this, the low top sneaker has minimal branding on the upper except for three stripes on the sole and Harden logo on the tongue. This shoe, in my opinion is one of the best looking performance basketball shoes that Adidas have unveiled in recent times. They have been previewed in four colourways, including red and white as featured above and are set for release on December 3.
Nike Air Zoom KD9
Kevin Durant’s signature line with Nike has never held the same popularity of Lebron or Kobe’s line, for me though, the KD9 is still one of the best. Aesthetically, it is the nicest looking KD sneaker in recent years. A Flyknit upper is supported by a full length Air Zoom midsole for comfort and support. The Flyknit upper is able to be created in many different colourways and I can’t wait for its release in Golden State colours. Go onto the Nike store to find these in a few different colourways or hit up Nike iD where you can create your own team’s colourway.
Nike Lebron Soldier 10
It has been announced that come January both Lebron and Kyrie Irving will be premiering new sneakers in their respective Nike lines. However, for now Lebron will be donning the Soldier 10 . Aesthetically the Soldier 10 is eye-catching in its simplicity, as laces have been replaced by three straps which hold your foot and ankle in place. The design is versatile, looking great in a number of colour ways and finished with Lebron branding on the middle strap and a backwards Swoosh on the heel. Available at Nike, look out for more Soldier 10 colourways and the Lebron 14 in the coming months.
Under Armour Curry 3
When Under Armour signed Stephen Curry, he was an unknown. Three years on and Curry is still with Under Armour and has since won two MVP’s and an NBA Championship. It’s safe to say that he has been a dream run for Under Armour, continuing with the release of the Under Armour Curry 3. It is a fantastic looking shoe, modest and clean in design, simply featuring a heel cage with Curry’s 3C branding. The shoe also has the most superior fit and support of the Curry line to date. These are yet to be released in many colourways, but to keep up with the release dates, head to Under Armour’s website.