The 10 Best Kicks On Court This Week

Dec 16, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |



We’re through a quarter of the NBA season and it’s been a blur.

PEs. Samples. Retros.

The 2019-2020 has it all. This week was nothing short of excellence. PJ went into the archives for a sample pair. Montrezl brought a little bit of everything. Jordan Brand went nostalgic with the colorways.

Overall, this week’s recap was a tough one to narrow down.

Take a look at the pairs that made the cut this week. Be sure to follow Kicks On Court on Instagram for nightly recaps, exclusive content and more.

10. Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey”

Taurean Prince in the Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey” (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ This AJ12 with Brooklyn’s grey court is a nice touch
+ Is the AJ12 one of the most underrated performance shoes from Jordan’s days? Let us know your thoughts

9. New Balance OMN1S PE

Kawhi Leonard in the New Balance OMN1S PE (Vaughn Ridley/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ That snakeskin and gum bottom combo is killer
+ Someone tell New Balance Hoops to release this pair ASAP. Definitely need to hoop in these

8. Air Jordan 34 PE

Jayson Tatum in the Air Jordan 34 PE (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

+ The colorway is inspired by the famous Nike Air Foamposite One “ParaNorman” that released in 2012
+ Take a look at every pair of the AJ34 to grace the court here

7. Jordan Why Not? Zer0.2 SE “Quack” PE

Russell Westbrook in the Jordan Why Not? Zer0.2 SE PE (David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Jordan Brand is cooking up some fire colorway for the Brodie
+ The colorway is inspired by ’90s superteam — The Mighty Ducks

6. Nike KD 6 EXT “Floral”

Montrezl Harrell in the Nike KD 6 EXT “Floral” (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The KD 6 EXT is super underrated
+ The colorway has some “LeBronald Palmer” vibes to it. Agree or disagree?

5. Nike LeBron 17 PE

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 17 PE (via Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

+ All-gold everything for The King on this LeBron 17 PE
+ Stay up to date with every colorway Bron wears this season here

4. John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon

Montrezl Harrell in the John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon “White” (Vaughn Ridley/NBAE via Getty Images)
Montrezl Harrell in the John Elliott x Nike LeBron Icon “Tulip” (Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The John Elliott collab is all about luxury as premium suede, leather and more sit on top of an LeBron 8 sole
+ Word to Montrezl for rocking both pairs in the same game

3. Nike LeBron 11 Oregon PE

Montrezl Harrell in the Nike LeBron 11 Oregon PE (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Montrezl went crazy this week
+ Oregon winning the Rose Bowl. Go Ducks

2. Nike KD 4 “Gold Medal”

Derrick Jones Jr. in the Nike KD 4 “Gold Medal” (Isaac Baldizon/NBAe via Getty Images)

+The KD 4 really cements itself in performance basketball shoe history
+ With the Olympics coming up in 2020, we think it’s time for a retro

1. Nike 08 Hyperdunk Sample

PJ Tucker in the Nike Hyperdunk Sample (photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Kobe and Nike launder the Hyperdunk line and made it takeoff as if it were his own signature shoe
+ Take a look at every shoe PJ has worn this season here