The 2019 NBA Finals are officially underway as the Toronto Raptors make their first ever appearance in 24-years of existence. Although KD is still out, the series opener had all of the intensity we anticipated as the Raptors took Game 1 with a score of 118-109.
Additionally, the WNBA is only a few games in, but the W is bringing all kind of heat as PEs and collection-worthy pairs have hit the hardwood with only a handful of games in.
Take a look at the best kicks we’ve seen from the past week. We’re excited to see what more is in store as the W and the Finals keep moving.
10. PUMA The Legacy
+ Boogie returned for Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals as he and the Warriors look to win it all this year
+ Cousins debuted PUMA’s newest basketball shoe as the brand will lace Cousins and Raptors’ Danny Green during the Finals
9. Nike Kobe 4 “Carpe Diem”
+ The Nike Kobe 4 “Carpe Diem” hits retailers once again as the pair goes live on SNKRS for $175 on June 1
+ We saw the Nike Kobe 4 make a come back after 10 years. Take a look for yourself here as we await more pairs in the WNBA
8. Nike KD 12 PE
+ Connecticut Suns’ Jonquel Jones rocked a Nike KD 12 in a way we’ve never seen it before
+ Oddly enough, this KD 12 has some NY Knicks vibes to it. Does Jones know something we don’t?
7. Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Wizenard”
+ Reinging champ Jewell Loyd is going to bring some fire Kobes all-season long, so be on the lookout
+ The Nike Kobe 4 made its mark this season in the NBA. No surprise if we see a similar trend this season in the W
6. New Balance OMN1S PE
+ The Klaw brought this pair out as he dropped 23 points in the Toronto Raptors’ first ever Finals appearance and its first ever win
+ This OVO-themed OMN1s PE is fire. Should this pair hit retail?
5. Nike LeBron 16 PE
+ Fowles rocked a bunch of LeBron 15 PEs that caught our eyes last season. Only two games in and she’s already rocking heat
+ 2x Finals MVP. Regular season MVP. 2x WNBA Champ. 3x Defensive Player of the Year. If you’re unfamiliar with Fowles and her game, you’ve been formally introduced
4. Nike Kyrie 5 PE
+ Vandersloot is a member of one of the most lethal backcourt duos in the W is rocking some flavor with this Chicago Sky-inspired Kyrie 5
+ If you haven’t seen already, be sure to peep all of Kyrie’s best shoes from this season here
3. Under Armour Curry 6 PE
+ Curry rocked a very vibrant iteration of his sixth signature shoe as he eyes his third NBA championship this year
+ Curry had a busy night with a 34/5/5 stat line in Game 1
2. Nike Kyrie 1 “Dream”
+ The Nike Kyrie 1 “Dream” hit retailers on Christmas Eve 2014 for $110
+ Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx are currently 2-0 as their undeniable dynasty in the W continues without Maya Moore (for now)
1. Air Jordan 6 Low “Carmine” Custom
+ Young is one of the most dedicated sneakerheads within the W. We’re excited to see more of her collection this season
+ The Las Vegas Aces are stacked with sneakerheads – A’ja Wilson, Kayla McBride, Kelsey Plum, Tamera Young and even Liz Cambage. WNBA Champion favorites? Sure. Sneakerhead team of the year? Absolutely.