The 10 Best Kicks On Court This Week

Jul 31, 2020 | Luis Torres |

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We’re back.

Last week, the WNBA tipped off its highly anticipated season after a delay as a result of COVID-19. The NBA finally restarted after a trio of scrimmages to get back into mid-season form. All things considered, we’re glad that basketball is back.

Coronavirus is still alive and well (please wear a mask and practice social distance). The cops who murdered Breonna Taylor have yet to be arrested. We still need justice for George Floyd. The world outside of the WNBA and NBA continues to revolve. The players, their platform, and their kicks remind us, especially as a sneaker outlet, the importance of Black lives. Not just yesterday. Not just today. But every day. This isn’t a political issue. This is a human rights issue. Black Lives Matter.

With that being said, we compiled all the heat across the respective bubbles. Take a look at the best Kicks On Court below. Be sure to follow Kicks On Court on Instagram for daily recaps of the best sneakers on the hardwood.

10. New Balance KAWHI PE

Kawhi Leonard in the New Balance KAWHI PE (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The New Balance KAWHI is the Klaw’s first official signature shoe with the brand
+ This is the most expressive we’ve seen Kawhi, and we’re here for it

9. adidas Pro Model 2G “Ready for Change”

Candace Parker in the adidas Pro Model 3G “Ready for Change” (Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The legacy of the Three Stripes continues with the return of the Pro Model 2G
+ Word to adidas for launching the “Ready for Change” collection with multiple silhouettes

8. Gatorade x Nike PG4

Paul George in the Gatorade x Nike PG4 (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The translucent shroud on the shoe looks good with the orange and green hits
+ The pair released on SNKRS on July 31. Who grabbed a pair?

7. Nike LeBron 17 “Bron 2K”

Diana Taurasi in the Nike LeBron 17 “Bron 2K” (Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ DT is the undisputed GOAT whether talking game or kicks
+ This colorway was a 2K exclusive that dropped in October

6. Nike LeBron 17 “Alternate Command Force”

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 17 “Alternate Command Force” (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Even though LeBron already unveiled the Nike LeBron 18, he’s still rocking the 17 (for now)
+ The “Alternate Command Force” is a remix of an homage to David Robinson’s Nike Air Command Force

5. Air Jordan 34 “Noah” PE

Satou Sabally in the Air Jordan 34 “Noah” PE for Zion Williamson (Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Satou Sabally, the Dallas Wings rookie, looks to be the newest addition to the Jordan Brand family
+ The Air Jordan 34 “Noah” was inspired by Zion Williamson’s younger brother and his artistic skills

4. Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Alternate Bruce Lee”

Sabrina Ionescu in the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Alternate Bruce Lee” (Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Sabrina Ionescu rookie dropped a 33 piece in her second pro-game. Mamba Mentality.
+ The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Alternate Bruce Lee” is rumored to release soon

3. Air Jordan 13 Rip Hamilton PE

PJ Tucker in an Air Jordan 13 Rip Hamilton PE (David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Take a look at every shoe worn by PJ this season here
+ Respect from the Sneaker King to rock a PE from a KOC legend

2. Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro PE

Anthony Davis in the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro PE (Mike Ehrmann/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ All purple and gold for AD
+ The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro is having a great start within the bubbles

1. Nike Air Fear Of God 1 PE

Nike Air Fear Of God 1 PE (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Only Fear Of God’s Jerry Lorenzo and PJ Tucker have this exclusive version of the Nike Air FOG 1
+ The sneaker king continues to defend this throne in the bubble

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