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The Best Kicks On Court of the WNBA Season So Far

In its 22nd season, the WNBA is near the halfway point as the top players from the league head to Minnesota for the All-Star Game on July, 28. Although we’re nearly halfway through the season, one could argue that this WNBA campaign is the best to date. Nail biters. Buzzer beaters. Shattered records. Upsets. You name it, the WNBA has it. Night after night.

Throughout the season, we’ve seen a plethora of ballers from the WNBA bringing their best to the hardwood. Not just stats but rather their shoes. We’ve compiled some of the best heat from the first half of the WNBA season.

Take a look below at the top kicks from around the league thus far. Stay up to date with WNBA sneaker coverage here at Nice Kicks as we prepare ourselves for the second half of the season.

Gabby Williams in the Nike Kyrie 4 “BETRUE”

Breanna Stewart in the Nike KD 11 “Peach Jam”

Epiphanny Prince in the Nike Kobe V “Prelude”

Diana Taurasi in the Nike LeBron 15 “Equality”  PE

Maya Moore in an Air Jordan 32 PE

Tamera Young in the Nike Kobe 8 “Venice Beach”

Sue Bird in the Nike Kyrie 4 “Wheaties”

Breanna Stewart in a Nike KD11 PE

Sylvia Fowles in a Nike LeBron 15 PE

Victoria Vivans in a mismatched Nike KD X “City Edition”

Maya Moore in an Air Jordan 32 PE

Sue Bird in a Nike Kyrie 4 PE

Tamera Young in the Jordan CP3.XI “Martin”

Maya Moore in the Air Jordan 32 “Red Velvet” PE

Sue Bird in a Nike Kyrie 2 PE

Rebekkah Brunson in a Nike Kyrie 1 “BETRUE” iD

Tamera Young in the Air Jordan 2 Low “Chicago”

Kelsey Plum in a Nike Kyrie 4 PE

Moriah Jefferson in the adidas Harden Vol. 2 “Pioneer”

Breanna Stewart in the Nike KD 7 “Aunt Pearl”

Janet Lavender in the Nike Kobe 9 “BHM”

Riquna Williams in the Nike LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”

Rachel Banham in the Nike Kobe 10 Elite “What The”

Diamond DeShields in a Nike Kobe A.D. PE

Odyssey Sims in the Nike Kyrie 4 “Power is Female”


PJ Tucker & LeBron James Lead 2017-18 Kicks on Court First Team

Tomorrow, the 2018-19 NBA Season effectively begins motion with the 2018 NBA Draft. While rookies will look to put their footprint on the game and the culture, they’ll have to put in major work to outshine our 2017-18 Kicks on Court First Team.

Led by our KOC champ and the NBPA’s Sneaker Champ, PJ Tucker, we see stars from all over the league fill in the spots of our footwear five.

From guard to center, see our picks for the best in kicks from the NBA season that just was.

Nick Young

Best Wears: adidas BYW PEs, adidas Yeezy 500, adidas Crazy 8, adidas Gil II Zero, adidas T-MAC 3 PEs, adidas T-MAC 5 PEs, adidas Crazy 97, adidas Pro Model PEs (see them all here)

Swaggy P made the most of his move to the title-winning Warriors by breaking out everything the adidas archive had to offer. From Benihana x adidas Gil II Zeros to Pro Model PEs, Young kept it retro while still juicing new models like the BYW and Crazy Explosive. A team player yet still swaggy.

Jimmy Butler

Best Wears: Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4, Air Jordan XXX2 PEs, Air Jordan 12 “Wool,” Air Jordan 5 “Quai 54,” Air Jordan 3 “BHM,” Air Jordan 18 “Veteran’s Day” PE, Air Jordan 10 PE

It was in the stars — or at least in his initials — for Jimmy Butler to be on JB. Since joining Jordan Brand, he’s juiced Super.Fly and signature models in team tones proving a good company man. Since moving to Minnesota, the Jumpman has made good on his humble ways in Chicago by lacing the All-Star wing in PE pairs both retro and new. Even better? He snuck into the brand vault this year on multiple occasions by shocking fans with Eminem collabs and BHM favorites.

LeBron James

Best Wears: Nike LeBron 15 #LeBronWatch PEs, Nike Zoom Soldier III, Kith x Nike LeBron 15s (see them all here)

The best player in the world should have the best kicks, too, right? For a minute, King James could claim the former but not the latter. Over the course of the 2017-18 season, LeBron and Jason Petrie quieted any critics by shaking up the LeBron 15 rollout with the #LeBronWatch PE program. Paying tribute to Deion Sanders, Vince Carter and even a younger Bron, fans drooled as they watched the best in the game add to his decorated KOC catalog.

PJ Tucker

Best Wears: Where do we start? See ALL of them here

Simply put, PJ Tucker may be the greatest KOC star we’ve ever seen. Yes, Gilbert started it all and yes, Swaggy P continued it, but PJ has truly taken the trend to new heights. Years in the making, the man who does the dirty work on the court proved to have the cleanest kicks in the league by a longshot.

Montrezl Harrell

Best Wears: Air Jordan 5 “Raging Bull,” Nike Air More Uptempo “Doernbecher,” Air Jordan XX9 Custom, Air Jordan 1 “Gatorade” Orange, Kith x Nike LeBron 15, Nike Kobe 11 “Sunset,” Jordan Melo 1.5 PE, Nike LeBron 9 “Cannon,” Nike Kobe 8 “Extraterrestrial,” PSNY x Air Jordan XV, Nike LeBron Soldier III, Off-White x Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey,” Air Jordan 12 “Doernbecher,” Nike LeBron X “Cork,” Nike KD IV “Gold Medal,” Air Jordan 8 “Doernbecher,” Nike LeBron III Low

The lone big on our list, Montrezl Harrell has the hurdle of finding heat in a huge size. Well, Trez has more than made the leap since landing in LA with a rotation that includes everything from comic customs to runway wears from Kith and PSNY. Throw in a solid dose of vault LeBrons, Kobes and KDs and you have a perennial KOC standout in the making.


The Best Kicks On Court At The Drew League | Week 1

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images // Aaron Poole / Drew League

All summer long, the Drew League in Los Angeles plays host to some of the best offseason basketball in the country, with a collection of amateur hoopers holding their own against NBA stars in a weekly league of games free to attend.

As you’d expect, players are also breaking out an array of sneakers throughout the weekend, as the Nike-sponsored league is known to not only debut new silhouettes, but also feature vintage classics and surprise pairs. We’ll be checking in every week to highlight some of the best kicks on court spotted at the Drew League, starting with a range of current signature models from the Kyrie, KD and PG lines, along with past Nike Basketball favorites like the Kobe 11 and Foamposite Pro. Of course, The Game even broke out a recent hyped release.

Check out the lineup from this past weekend’s slate of games, and let us know your favorite pair by tweeting @NiceKicks and the @DrewLeague. Be sure to check out the upcoming calendar of games to view the action for yourself if you’re in LA this summer.

Nike Kobe 11

Nike PG1

Nike Kyrie 4

Nike Kyrie 4

Nike KD 10

Nike Air Foamposite One Retro


Nike KD 7

Nike PG1 iD

Nike LeBron 15 Low

Air Jordan Retro 1 Off-White (worn by The Game)

Nike PG2

Nike Hyperdunk 2017

Nike Kobe AD 360 NXT


SEGA x PUMA Launch Party Coming to Nice Kicks LA

The SEGA x PUMA RS-0 Pack touches down at retailers on June 12th all over the country. Those in LA though? Well, they’ve got even more to look forward to.

Taking place on June 13th at Nice Kicks LA, the shoes will serve as the premise for a major bash. Just how big? Belly and Crush 40 will both be performing with a meet and greet with Takashi Iizuka also taking place.

It’s game on in LA for sure but as we said the shoes will be available at PUMA accounts all over on June 12th. Peep detailed shots of the shoes below.


Klay Thompson Is Launching A Limited “Rocco” Anta KT3 At Nice Kicks SF This Weekend

words // Nick DePaula:

When Klay Thompson signed on with Chinese brand Anta back in 2014, just as his string of four consecutive All-Star Game appearances and two NBA Championships began, one of the biggest incentives was not only his own signature sneaker series, but also the room for creativity and input that he’d be able to inject into the designs along the way.

“That’s what I love about Anta,” Thompson told me over the summer during his multi-city China tour. “They’re very open minded, and they’ll do whatever I ask and commemorate any day or anybody. When somebody is on board that much, it makes you want to work that much harder for them.”

After creating special edition sneakers through the years that have commemorated everything from the Warriors’ 73-win season to Klay’s grandfather, his latest layered look for his KT signature series honors none other than Rocco, his beloved bulldog.

Styled in a suede upper inspired by Rocco’s coat hue, Thompson’s newest KT3 also features icons of each underneath the strap, playfully pairing him alongside Rocco.

“He doesn’t care if I win games or make three-balls,” Thompson has said. “He just wants to be my friend.”

A limited amount of pairs will release this weekend on Sunday, March 4th at Nice Kicks San Francisco, complete with a special custom “Rocco” box and special pin set.

Pairs will go on sale at 10 AM on Sunday morning, and with each purchase, customers will be given a wristband to gain access to a meet and greet with the Warriors sharpshooter at 4 PM. Thompson will of course be joined by Rocco to meet fans.

Check out the Anta KT3 “Rocco” in detail below, first debuted by Klay Thompson last weekend in a home win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and releasing this weekend at Nice Kicks San Francisco.

Anta KT3 “Rocco” Limited Launch // Sunday, March 4 at 9 AM
Nice Kicks San Francisco
1420 Haight Street

4PM — Klay & Rocco Meet and Greet access with purchase



adidas and Nice Kicks to Launch 4-Day Chase Around Los Angeles

Tomorrow morning, the clues will be flowing in regards to the Nice Kicks x adidas 4-day chase around downtown Los Angeles.

The chase begins tomorrow and it all leads up to the adidas stocked floor opening up at Nice Kicks DTLA on Saturday morning. For those in LA, you’ll have a chance to obtain a ticket and an exclusive badge per the chase clues, all leading up to a chance to win some crazy adidas prizes at the new adidas Nice Kicks store on Saturday, February 10th.

Stay tuned!

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862 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Tomorrow we’ll start a 4-day chase around Los Angeles. Clues will drop starting tomorrow morning! You’ll have a chance to obtain a ticket, followed by an exclusive badge, which leads to you having a chance to win some crazy adidas prizes at the new adidas Nice Kicks store on Saturday, February 10th. Don’t miss the clues starting in the morning! #adidas #nicekicks

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Nice Kicks x adidas NMD Returning in Downtown LA

If you follow @nicekicks on IG, then you already know there’s something special in store for the retail re-opening of the DTLA Nice Kicks Shop in conjunction with adidas.

As part of the 4-day chase that begins this Wednesday around Los Angeles, the coveted Nice Kicks x adidas NMD will be among the potential prizes for those partaking in the festivities.

See a teaser of what to expect and follow below for more details.

To celebrate the #adidas Nice Kicks LA store opening this Saturday, February 10th, we’re launching a 4-day chase around Los Angeles starting on Wednesday. Follow along for a chance to win some ? adidas prizes including the tie-dyed #NiceKicks NMD!

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Nice Kicks x adidas LA Shopping Extravaganza Begins Next Week

We are proud to say we’ve teamed with adidas to bring you an amazing shopping experience at our Nice Kicks LA store.

Stop by February 10th for the Grand Opening to check out the all adidas second floor.

Also, starting this Tuesday, February 7th, we will have a 4-day chase where you have a chance to get some amazing prizes! Stay tuned and follow along!


Nice Kicks Cast Ep. 14 | Super Bowl & Jordan Brand All-Star Lineup

words // Nick DePaula

With Super Bowl Weekend upon us and the NBA All-Star Game just around the corner, the latest episode of the Nice Kicks Cast dives into all of the best cleats, activations and sneakers that you can look forward to over the next few weeks during two of the sporting world’s biggest annual events.

Highlighted by adidas’ Speed Factory cleats for the big game, along with Jordan Brand’s All-Star Weekend lineup and its 30th anniversary Air Jordan 3, the crew discusses all of the biggest launches in detail. As featured earlier this week on the site, the industry’s best dad shoes also get heavy air time. 

Check out Episode 14 of the Nice Kicks Cast below, and let us know if you have a question for a future episode by using the hashtag #NKmailbag on Twitter.



Giveaway // Win a Free Pair of “Red October” Yeezy 2s & “Nice Kicks” NMDs

The NFL season is upon us and we’ve teamed up with DraftKings for their FREE entry Billion Dollar Lineup Contest. So, what’s in it for you? For one, you could win a billion dollars by entering the contest for free and picking the perfect fantasy football lineup. What’s almost as good? Exclusive to Nice Kicks readers, we’re giving away a pair of deadstock size 12 “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s as well as a pair of Nice Kicks x adidas NMD PKs for readers that play.

For your chance at the kicks and the cash, all you have to do is enter the contest through our IG link and pick your lineup. Entry is free and two winners will be selected at random to receive either the Yeezys or NMDs, respectively.

Good luck!

Official contest rules listed here.

We’ve teamed up with #DraftKings to GIVE AWAY a pair of DS sz 12 “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2s and a pair of Nice Kicks x adidas NMDs __ TO ENTER: • FOLLOW @nicekicks on IG • CLICK the link in the bio to register for DraftKing’s FREE Billion Dollar Lineup Contest. • COMMENT your official Draftkings username here in the comments once you submit your lineup for your chance to be selected. Good luck! __ RULES ?—

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