The final stage for the WNBA and NBA playoff picture is almost set. The Lakers and Heat (as of Saturday morning) are just a win away from being crowned conference champions. As far as the Wubble goes, the Seattle Storm have a commanding 2-0 lead over the Minnesota Lynx while the Las Vegas Aces look to even the series against the Connecticut Sun.
With the intensity of the semifinals in full-force, the players have been on top of their sneaker game each matchup. This week was no different. A couple of Kobe 5 Protro PEs circled the internet, King James debuted the latest LeBron 18 colorway, and we even got to see a special version of the Air Jordan 35 in action.
Take a look at the selection below. Any kicks that we missed? Let us know, and be sure to give Nice Kicks Hoops a follow for daily coverage on everything basketball.
10. Nintendo x PUMA RS-Dreamer “Super Mario 64”
+ Rondo is out here reminding us that the PUMA RS-Dreamer colorways have depth
+ Which one’s been your favorite one thus far? Let us know
9. Nike LeBron 17 “Bron 2K Playoffs”
8. Nike Air Zoom BB NXT PE
+ The recently crowned WNBA MVP nods her AKA sisterhood with this fire PE
+ Where all my 1908s at?
7. Air Jordan 35 PE
+ The next chapter in the Jordan Brand legacy is finally here with the Air Jordan 35
+ Not even a week after the official announcement of the shoe and Kemba already has the most fire PE of the 35. Who’s next?
6. Air Jordan 13 “Reverse He Got Game”
+ Despite the weird year we’ve had, we can find gratitude in the fact that Jordan Brand dropped these AJ13 “Reverse He Got Game”
+ Powerful message from the C’s big man. Respect.
5. Nike LeBron 18 “Reflections”
4. Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro PE
+ These Storm-themed Kobe 5s are hard
+ Which Kobe 5 Protro from the Wubble/Bubble has been your favorite? Take a look at some of the best here
3. Nike Kyrie 6 PE
+ Sue continues to flex on us with a Mr. Miyagi-inspired colorway that we’ll never be able to get our hands on
+ Wax on, wax off
2. Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4
+ The Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 was significant in for the Kobe line as well as Nike’s own growth in the performance space
+ Sneaker free-agent Rondo is our favorite version of Rondo
1. Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro PE
+ This “Miami Vice” iteration might be the best Kobe 5 colorway we’ve seen in a minute
+ We don’t ask for many favors, but we absolutely need Nike to release these