The 10 Best Kicks On Court This Week

Jul 12, 2019 | Luis Torres |



Summer League season is here and the WNBA summer classic is about to kick-off in the city of sin. Before the festivities start and the anticipation for the NBA season ends, the players from across each and every team and league are rocking some unreal heat.

The Nike Zoom Freak 1 gets splashed in some new hues. An OG Air Jordan 11 makes the cut. Jordan Brand’s newest technical hoop shoe gets donned by a WNBA All-Star.

Take a look at the best pairs from the week below. Stay up to date with everything WNBA, NBA and much more here.

10. Nike Kobe 8 “Barcelona Tiger”

Nikeil Alexander-Walker in the Nike Kobe 8 “Barcelona Tiger” (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The colorway is an embodiment of Kobe’s love for the Spanish city and its rich culture
+ The Nike Kobe 8 had some of the craziest colorways within Kobe’s signature line. Which one was your favorite?

9. Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 PE

Rui Hachimura in the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 PE (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Hachimura is the newest member of the Jordan Brand familia. Keep it locked here at Nice Kicks as we await to see how the Wizards player gets laced
+ The Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 is getting deconstructed as the Brodie’s signature shoe receives a revamp on the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 SE which you can learn more about here. How will the shoe look with the Houston Rockets color scheme?

8. Air Jordan 13 “Melo Class of 2002”

Shaq Buchanan in the Air Jordan 13 “Melo Class of 2002” (via @NBAKicks)

+ The Jordan 13 serves as a quality hoop-turned-lifestyle shoe thanks to its strong suede accents
+ The colorway past homage to Carmelo Anthony’s alma matter before he dominated over at Syracuse. Shoutout Oak Hill Academy!

7. Jordan Apex React

Kia Nurse in the Jordan Apex React (Catalina Fragoso/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Jordan Apex React combines the aesthetic of an Air Jordan 1 with a futuristic approach that rests on top of the comfortable React tech of a modernized hoop shoe
+ Salute to Kia Nurse for being selected to the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas

6. New Balance OMN1S PE

Darius Bazley in the New Balance OMN1S PE (David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Bazley is the upcoming New Balance torch bearer as he plans to bring the sauce to OKC
+ Kawhi revitalized the New Balance basketball line after being dormant. Will we see more signature models and colorways from Board Man? Stay tuned

5. Nike LeBron 10 “All-Star”

Sugar Rodgers in the Nike LeBron 10 “All-Star” (via @BRKicks)

+ The Nike LeBron 10 features a first full-length visible Zoom Air unit and an inverted Swoosh
+ The colorway salutes Space City as Bron wore these during the 2013 NBA All-Star Game that took place in Houston

4. Nike Zoom Rookie Memphis PE

Rayjon Tucker in the Nike Zoom Rookie Memphis PE (Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Nike Zoom Rookie is a hybrid of Penny Hardaway’s signature shoes — the Nike Air Flight One and the Nike Air Go LWP
+ The Memphis Tigers colorway goes hard as Penny will forever be a Tiger legend whether as a former player or current head coach

3. Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey”

Theo Pinson in the Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey” (Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Air Jordan 11 silhouette was a luxurious performance shoe as Tinker Hatfield wanted something more elegant for his Airness
+ The Air Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey” was a hit last year and the colorway is looking to make its way back onto the Air Jordan 4 soon

2. Nike Kobe 4 Protro PE

D.J. Wilson in the Nik Kobe 4 Protro PE (Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Halloween came early as the Milwaukee Bucks youngin’ rocked this spooky PE
+ The Nike Kobe 4 Protro debuted in 2009 and made waves all 2018-2019 season. Take a look at the best colorways that graced the courts last season and learn more about what made the shoe so special here

1. Nike Zoom Freak 1 PE

Kostas Antetokounmpo in the Nike Zoom Freak 1 PE (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

+ Kostas, Giannis’s brother, is bringing that flavor to the Nike Zoom Freak 1 with this fire PE
+ The Greek Freak’s first signature shoe features a double stacked Zoom Air unit for the utmost comfort. Learn more about the shoe’s components and how they look on foot here