The 10 Best Kicks On Court This Week

Jun 14, 2019 | Luis Torres |

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The month of June has been on fire for both the WNBA and NBA. The Kyrie 5 is making waves in more ways than one with the help of an animated legend who lives in a pineapple under the sea and Nike’s LGBTQIA+-inclusive “BETRUE” collection.

On top of that, we finally get a look at the LeBron Soldier 13 and even an all-new colorway of the Nike LeBron 16.

Take a look at the best of this past week. Although the NBA season is officially over, Kicks On Court will still be around as the 23d WNBA season keeps bringing out the heat. Let us know your favorites on social media.

10. Nike Kyrie 5 “BETRUE”

Allie Quigley in the Nike Kyrie 5 “BETRUE” (via @WNBAChicagoSky)

+ This Nike Kyrie 5 could very well be one of the best we’ve seen with its iced-out midsole, the fire multi-colored Swooshes and all-white upper
+ The Chicago Sky has a devoted sneakerhead lineup with Quigley, Vandersloot, DeShields and Williams. Keep an eye out on the Windy City

9. Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Del Sol”

Andre Iguodala in the Nike Kobe 4 Protro ‘Del Sol” (via Ezra Shaw for Sole Collector)

+ The Nike Kobe 4 Protro was designed to be both a performance update on Kobe’s famed first low top
+ Iggy brought out the “Carpe Diem” pair in Game 5 as Nike has dug into its vault to bring back one of the Mamba’s best pairs

8. Nike LeBron 16 Low “NBA Draft”

Arike Ogunbowale in the Nike LeBron 16 Low “NBA Draft” (via @WNBAKicks)

+ The colorway is an ode to the all-white suit LeBron James wore in the 2003 NBA Draft
+ The rookie from Notre Dame seems to be taking on the LeBron signature torch with Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi currently sidelined

7. Don C x Nike KD 12 “Movies”

Kevin Durant in the Don C x Nike KD 12 “Movies” ( Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Don C joined forces with Nike to curate specific colorways for KD that illustrated ’90s culture
+ KD left Game 5 of the NBA Finals early after rupturing his achilles. We wish him a speedy recovery

6. Nike Kyrie 5 “Patrick”

Tina Charles in the Nike Kyrie 5 “Patrick” (Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The “SpongeBob” pack features not only one but two special Kyrie 5s
+ The “Patrick” iteration does a solid job of bringing Patrick Star onto a shoe with the midsole coloring and purple accents found on the bottom

5. Nike LeBron Soldier 13 PE

Elena Delle Donne in the Nike LeBron Soldier 13 (via Stephen Gosling for Sole Collector)

+ Delle Donne is rocking the newest chapter of LeBron’s Soldier line as the technical shoe is for the bigs
+ The Soldier 13 looks like a hybrid of a LeBron 16 and an Air Jordan 33

4. Nike Adapt BB “Dark Grey”

A’ja Wilson in the Nike Adapt BB “Dark Grey” (via @LVAces)

+ Coming off of her phenomenal rookie season, A’ja Wilson and the Aces are poised fora deep run this year
+ We caught up with Wilson to talk about her relationship with Kobe, Bron and so much more. Take a look for yourself here

3. Nike KD 12 PE

Alfonzo McKinnie in the Nike KD 12 PE (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ McKinnie brought out a fire iteration of the Nike KD 12
+ Salute to GSW and their contribution to the city of Oakland with three rings in five years

2. Nike Kyrie 5 “SpongeBob”

Odyssey Sims in the Nike Kyrie 5 “SpongeBob” (Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The “SpongeBob” colorway of the pack is honestly perfect with the gum bottom, red and white midsole accents and the sponge-like upper
+ Easy to say that the Kyrie 5 has taken over the WNBA following the success of the Kyrie 4. We look forward to seeng more colorways of Kyrie’s fifth installment

1. Nike LeBron 16 “BETRUE”

Gabby Williams in the Nike LeBron 16 “BETRUE” (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Nike’s “BETRUE” collection has been a hit so far. Will this pair ever hit the retail market? Stay tuned.
+ Williams had a silent but steady night as she grabbed 5 boards and recorded 10 points in a statement win over the Phoenix Mercury

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