2015 NBA All-Star Kicks Roundup: Everything You Need To Know February 12 2015, 0 Comments
Nike Signature Shoes
Nike's Big Three transformed into the Big Four at the end of 2014. With Kyrie Irving added, Nike had a fresh young face with a strong fan following. Since the Pepsi Uncle Drew commercials, Irving has been able to reel in the newest generation of basketball fans. The Kyrie 1 is the most affordable option for those looking for a signature Nike basketball shoe at $130 for the All-Star editions.
The Kobe X won't be donned by Kobe Bryant this year. Although he opted for season ending surgery, Nike proceeded to release the All-Star editions to commemorate his 17th All-Star selection. The LeBron 12s have been quiet this season as the King has been trying to find his fit back in Ohio. The LeBrons feature multiple independent hexagonal-shaped Zoom Air units. The KD 7 almost didn't have a Nike All-Star colorway; not because Kevin Durant was injured and only played a fraction of the games but Durant almost left Nike for Washington D.C. based Under Armour. The KD 7 will release two days after the Floral colorway.
Nike Kobe X
Nike Kyrie 1
Nike LeBron 12
Nike KD 7
Other Nike Models
The Nike Hyper Rev is one of Nike's most popular team shoes. The midsole gets a Jordan-esque cement speckled feel to go with a Poison Green and Royal Blue accents. The Hyperfuse upper features the longitude and latitude giving the graphic a globe look.
As for the Hyperchase, it'll be one of the first colorways to release in the newly added basketball model. This specific colorway was created for James Harden as seen on the tongue. Nike may be proud enough to issue the MVP candidate his own signature shoe next. Until then, Harden will have to be impressed with the tongue logo.
Nike HyperRev 2015
Under Armour & adidas
Under Armour has been lifted on Stephen Curry's back. His All-Star caliber season has led the Warriors to the NBA's best record and put UA on the map. More fans are drifting away from Nike in attempts to emulate their favorite players.
adidas may have struck gold with their young point guards. John Wall and Damian Lillard have made their second consecutive All-Star games and will represent adidas for both conferences. Both players will rock their own signature shoes.
Under Armour Curry One "Dark Matter"
adidas John Wall 1
Jordan Brand will be well represented at the All-Star Game. Although Blake Griffin had to sit out with a staph infection (would've worn the appropriately named Super Fly 3), Chris Paul, LaMarcus Aldridge, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler, will represent the Jumpman on the big stage. Both Conferences are represented as Melo and Butler will represent the East. The XX9 will be Russ' choice of weapon as Melo and Paul will don their own signature shoes.
Jordan Super Fly 3
Jordan Melo M11