The 10 Best Kicks On Court this Week

Jul 5, 2019 | Luis Torres |



Although we’re in the middle of the Free Agency madness (shoutout Woj and Shams), there’s still plenty of basketball to watch. Whether the WNBA, Drew League, upcoming Summer League games or even the BIG3, the hardwood grind isn’t over.

Take a look at the best shoes across everything basketball below. Be sure to tune in next week to see what heat hits the court.

10. adidas Harden Vol. 3 “Different Breed”

Gilbert Arenas in the adidas Harden Vol. 3 “Different Breed” (via Streeter Lecka for Sole Collector)

+ Agent 0 is still getting buckets as one of the latest additions to Ice Cube’s BIG3
+ Arenas is still heavily rocking The Three Stripe life as he brought out his comrade’s signature shoe

9. adidas Pro Vision PE

Candace Parker in the adidas Pro Vision PE (Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ CP3 is back to making in impact with the LA Sparks as one of adidas’ prominent W athletes
+ The Pro Vision has become Parker’s go-to hoop shoe as she recently rocked a Pride Month-themed colorway

8. Air Jordan 12 “Gym Red”

Kendrick Nunn in the Air Jordan 12 “Gym Red” (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Air Jordan 12 might be one of the most underrated hoop shoes of the Jordan Brand line as its suede and leather retooling seen on this pair make it more of a lifestyle commodity
+ Nunn dropped 21 points as he and the Miami Heat closed out the California Classic with 3 dubs and nothing less

7. Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Draft Day”

Keenan Evans in the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Draft Day” (Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The colorway is an ode to what could’ve been had the Charlotte Hornets kept Kobe Bryant when they drafted him back in 1996
+ The Nike Kobe 4 continues to be a fan-favorite both on and off the court due to its technical capabilities and its construction. Learn more about the Kobe 4 and its resurgence here

6. Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 “Own The Game”

Kia Nurse in the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 “Own The Game” (via @WNBAKicks)

+ Kia Nurse and New York Liberty teammate Asia Durr are the newest Jordan tandem in the league. Read more about their partnership with Jordan Brand here
+ Nurse brought some flavor with multi-color signature shoe from the Brodie

5. Nike Kyrie 5 PE

Essence Carson in the Nike Kyrie 5 PE (via @WNBAKicks)

+ Kyrie’s signature line might be the most loved sneaker by every hooper in the NBA and W dating back to the Nike Kyrie 3
+ This Mercury-themed PE is tough with the orange and grey accents that rest on top of the purple upper. Peep the ice on the bottom!

4. Kith x Nike LeBron 15 “King’s Cloak”

Keldon Johnson in the Kith x Nike LeBron 15 “King’s Cloak”(Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Ronnie Fieg and The King snapped with the collaborative shoe that honored James with a white and black-themed collection
+ The LeBron 15 upper used Battleknit tech which is essentially a stronger Flyknit tailored to King James’ size and athleticism

3. Nike Kobe 10 “Think Pink”

Tamera Young in the Nike Kobe 10 “Think Pink” (via @WNBAKicks)

+ The Nike Kobe 10 features a lightweight upper with an innovative traction outsole which kept the Mamba locked in
+ Tamera Young might have the most heat this season. It might be early to call, but you might be looking at the WNBA Kicks On Court Champion as we speak

2. Nike Adapt BB PE

A’ja Wilson in the Nike Adapt BB PE (via @WNBAKicks)

+ Wilson rotates her Adapt BB and Nike LeBron 16 Low PEs heavily. Read more about her shoe game here
+ We’ve seen three colorways of the Adapt BB. What’s the next colorway that the Swoosh should drop in its self-lacing shoe?

1. Nike Zoom Freak 1

Arike Ogunbowale in the Nike Zoom Freak 1 (Cooper Neill/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Notre Dame alumna is the first athlete to bring Giannis’s signature shoe to the court. Game recognize game
+ The Nike Zoom Freak 1 is constructed with double-stacked Zoom Air units and is aesthetically a must-have with its inverted Swoosh that crescendos from the midsole into the upper