The Conference Finals are set as we wait to see who remains and will face one another in the NBA Finals. Although the Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead without KD, I wouldn’t count out that PDX backcourt just yet. As for the East, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez were on fire against Toronto despite Kyle Lorry’s 30-point performance.
If you think basketball and the sneaker heat that comes with it ends with the NBA, you’re highly mistaken. As the WNBA kicks off its 23rd season, we at Nice Kicks are dedicating Kicks On Court to both the WNBA and NBA. They got game (and some fire kicks), why not showcase it?
Take a look at all the best Kicks we saw this week across the NBA Playoffs and the WNBA preseason. Let us know which one are your faves and what we missed. Keep it locked at Nice Kicks for all of your NBA and WNBA needs.
10. Under Armour Curry 6 PE
+ Seth adds some new hues to the Curry 6 thanks to his ties with the Portland Trail Blazers
+ For the first time in the history of the NBA Playoffs, two brothers are facing each other in the Conference Finals
9. Nike KD 12 “90s Kid”
+ The “90’s Kid” colorway goes back in time and banks on the nostalgia from the 1990s
+ The Nike KD 12 features a full-length Zoom unit which is why the shoe actually has no midsole
8. Nike LeBron 16 “Watch The Throne”
+ The King’s presence is felt by New York Liberty’s Boyd as she dons the “Watch The Throne” colorway which is an ode to Jay-Z, Kanye West and the fusion between pop-culture and the NBA
+ Take a look at the 23 best colorways of the LeBron 16 here
7. PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt “Title Run”
+ Danny Green is repping the PUMA brand strongly as one of the only players left in the league to become the face of the Clyde Court Disrupt colorway rollouts
+ The “Title Run” iteration is a loud and noticeable gold to make sure you know that these players want it all
6. Li-Ning Sonic 7
+ McCollum is one of the noticeable faces for Li-Ning in the NBA
+ The colorway of the Sonic 7 reps CJ’s initials while also incorporating Portland’s iconic nickname as “The Rose City”
5. Nike Kobe 11 “Quai 54”
+ Prior to his days in Philly, Tobias was keeping the Mamba’s legacy alive at Staples Center with Harris’s Kobe rotation
+ The Quai 54 is an annual event that takes place in France and speaks volumes to how the game has grown both home and abroad
4. Nike Kyrie 5 iD
+ New York Liberty’s Kia Nurse pays homage to her roots up in Ottawa with this fire colorway
+ While we anticipate more WNBA stars to rock the Nike Kyrie 5 in their own way, be sure to take a look at every Kyrie 5 that the man himself rocked this NBA season here
3. New Balance OMN1S PE
+ As Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors are making a deeper run in the playoffs, New Balance is adding some flavor to the OMN1S
+ The all-black upper with a dark gum sole bottom draw a little inspiration from Black Panther. Where intentional or not, this colorway goes hard!
2. Nike Kobe 4 Protro PE
+ The red, white and blue gradient along with the patent finish on the upper make this PE a must-have
+ A decade after its initial release and the Nike Kobe 4 is till making noise. Take a look at the best ones from this year here
1. Nike Kobe 6 “Grinch”
+ The “Grinch” is a Christmas classic as Kobe rocked the pair in 2010 as the Mamba and the Lakers hosted LeBron, D Wade and the Miami Heat. Truly iconic
+ Be sure to take a look at every sneaker PJ Tucker wore during the 2018-2019 NBA season here