The 10 Best Kicks On Court This Week

Last week on Nice Kicks we previewed what each playoff teams from the East and West would be rocking on the hardwood. As the playoffs have finally arrived, we’ve seen just how serious these guys take their (shoe) game.

Although the first round is just a few games in, we’ve witnessed memorable moments and even a historical comeback. On top of that, we’ve seen all kinds of heat hit the hardwood within the past week. Take a look below and let us know your favorites on social media.

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10. Nike Kyrie 5 PE

Kyrie Irving in the Nike Kyrie 5 PE (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

+ This unreleased PE features a vibrant colorway along with Kyrie’s and Kobe’s logos joined together on the heel. Could this potentially hit retail?
+ Take a look at every shoe Uncle Drew has worn this NBA season here

9. adidas D.O.N. Issue #1

Donovan Mitchell in the adidas D.O.N. Issue # 1 PE (Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ D.O.N. is the abbreviated version of Mitchell’s “Determination Over Negativity” mantra
+ Intersting to see what colorways Spida and adidas cook up this postseason

8. Nike Air Force Operate “D Fish” PE

Montrezl Harrell in the Nike Air Force Operate “D Fish” (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+  Inspired by classic Barkley sneakers, the Air Force Operate was a favorite among NBA and college stars roughly 15 years ago
+ Harrell and the Los Angeles Clippers came back from a 31-point deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 2

7. Jordan CP3.11 PE

Chris Paul in the Jordan CP3.11 PE (Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ This colorway was created in celebration of Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Master’s defying all-odds following his incredible number of setbacks
+ Real recognize real

6. Nike Kobe 4 “Del Sol”

Montrezl Harrell in the Nike Kobe 4 “Del Sol” (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Faux snakeskin and Flywire don the upper of this Kobe 4
+ The Nike Kobe 4 has been a fan favorite this NBA season. Could Nike have more vintage Kobe shoes on the way?

5. Nike KD 12 PE

Kevin Durant in the KD 12 PE (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Don C and Durant have teamed up by having Don curate PEs for the remainder of the playoffs
+ Be on the lookout for more KD 12 colorways hitting retailers early next month

4. Nike LeBron 16 Low PE

Marcus Morris Sr. in the Nike LeBron 16 Low (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ This LeBron 16 is inspired by the Nike Air Max 1 “Elephant” with its patterning and aqua blue accents
+ Take a look at the best colorways of the LeBron 16s we saw this season here

3. Nike KD 4 “Wanda Pratt”

PJ Tucker in the Nike KD IV “Wanda Pratt” (photo via B/R Kicks)

+ The colorway is named after KD’s mom as she helped pick out the colors for it. KD is always showing love to who it matters the most
+ The KD 4 might be one of the best from KD’s line. Take a look as we examined the KD 4 as a part of our Throwback Thursday segment here

2. UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 4 Protro

DeMar DeRozan in the Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Protro (Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ This upcoming UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 4 Protro collab is set to hit later in the fall
+ DeMar and Nike Basketball have been unveiling some of the most eye-catching colorways we’ve seen in a while

1. Nike Adapt BB PE

Jayson Tatum in the Nike Adapt BB Pe (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Tatum has become the face of Nike Basketball as it pushes their innovative self-lacing tech onto the hardwood during the regular season and playoffs
+ Nike announced that more colorways are on the way for the Nike Adapt BB. Could this be one that they have in mind?

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