The 10 Best Kicks On Court This Week

The semifinals are approaching their very end. Intense games are slated for the weekend as every possession counts in these upcoming win or go home situations.

Not only are the players bringing their A-game, their sneaker game is also being brought accordingly. In this last week, we’ve seen a lot of flavor from adidas, some OG Kobes and a glimpse into the future of basketball performance sneakers.

Take a look at the 10 best Kicks on Court from the last week. Be sure to follow Nice Kicks on IG and Twitter for all of your KOC information as we near the NBA Finals.

10. adidas Harden Vol. 3

James Harden in the adidas Harden Vol. 3 (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Harden and adidas came out strong with a very unforgettable iteration of the adidas Harden Vol. 3
+ The Beard and the Houston Rockets are eyeing to tie things up at home as they host the defending champs in Game 6

9. Air Jordan XX9 “Team Orange”

Jimmy Butler in the Air Jordan XX9 “Team Orange” (David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Air Jordan XX9 released in September of 2014 featured an innovative woven upper, premium craftsmanship and included Flight Pate technology
+ The Marquette product has been repping the Jumpan heavily in Philly — take a look for yourself here

8. adidas Dame 5 PE

Damian Lillard in the adidas Dame 5 PE (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ It seems like adidas is expanding and trying to get crazy with their signature athletes during the latter parts of the Conference Semifinals
+ The herringbone outsole is tailored for making quick cuts as Dame’s style of play and hustle is unmatched

7. Nike Zoom Kobe 6 “Barcelona”

PJ Tucker in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Barcelona” (Andrew D. Bernstein via Sole Collector)

+ The “Barcelona” colorway (one of two on the Kobe 6) pays homage to the Mamba’s affinity for one of the most legendary football (or soccer) clubs in the world
+ PJ Tucker has been bringing some serious heat to the playoffs. Be sure to take a look at every shoe he has worn thus far here

6. Nike Kyrie 5 “Friends”

Kyrie Irving in the Nike Kyrie 5 “Friends” vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The “Friends” iteration was created in light of Kyrie’s favorite ’90s sitcom. The shoe is set to release soon; more details here
+ Although the Boston Celtics are out of the playoff picture, you can take a look at every shoe Kyrie wore from media day until Game 5 here

5. Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro “Carpe Diem”

PJ Tucker in the Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro “Carpe Diem” (via Sole Collector)

+ Although details for the “Carpe Diem” release aren’t in, expect to see OG tooling land upon it
+ The Nike Kobe 4 has made a resurgence a decade after it released. Take a look at the best Kobe 4s from the season here

4. Nike Zoom Kobe 6 “BHM”

Tobias Harris in the Nike Zoom Kobe 6 “BHM” (David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Nike Zoom Kobe 6 is peak storytelling as its upper was designed on a snakeskin-esque look for the Black Mamba
+ The 2011 BHM pack featured the likes of an Air Force 1 Low, a Converse Star Player and perhaps most popular, an Air Jordan 3

3. UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 1 Protro

Trey Lyles in the UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 1 Protro (Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The UNDFTD x Nike Kobe collabs have been spot on. More colorways (and styles) will be in the works in the coming months
+ This Lakers-inspired Nike Kobe 1 Protro released alongside a green, red and orange versions of the shoe

2. Nike Adapt BB PE

Jayson Tatum in the Nike Adapt BB PE (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Nike Adapt BB is being spearheaded by Jayson Tatum and the up and coming Nike athletes who look into bringing the future of basketball shoes into today’s game
+ The Nike Adapt BB is set to drop in more colors. Although this remains to stay as a PE, Nike is definitely in their bag with making the shoe pop on the hardwood

1. Nike Air Fear Of God 1 “Orange Pulse”

PJ Tucker in the Nike Air Fear of God 1 (Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Tucker just solidified his Kicks On Court championship by rocking the unreleased Nike Air Fear Of God 1 against the Golden State Warriors
+ The Nike Air Fear Of God 1 came to fruition thanks to Jeremy Lorenzo’s creative direction in striving to create a luxury performance shoe that’s suited for on and off the court