Notched up at two games apiece, the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks’ battle for an NBA Championship will be decided in what has now become a best of three series. This is no problem for sneaker fans across the globe, as it means we will have at least 2 more games where we will get to see the players wear special shoes for the NBA Finals.
For the Miami Heat, the “Big Three” are the main focus, not only for their on court performance, but for what they have on their feet as well. The face of Jordan Brand, Dwyane Wade, has been sporting his new signature shoe, the Jordan Fly Wade, in a variety of special colorways specifically designed for the NBA Playoffs.
Throughout the year, LeBron James has been rocking the LeBron 8 in a few different editions. The most popular colorway amongst #sneakerholics seems to have been the highly sought after “South Beach” makeup.
In the Playoffs though, he has been wearing the special LeBron 8 PS. This version of King James’ signature shoe features modifications to make it lighter and more appropriate for the rigorous play of the post season.
For most of the year, Miami big man Chris Bosh has been sporting the Air Max Hyperdunk 2010. An important shoe for Nike and one seen on numerous players throughout the year, the Air Max Hyperdunk seems to be the choice for forwards and centers who chose Nike.
On the Mavericks, their star player Dirk Nowitzki, the 7-foot power forward with one of the best shots in the league, chooses the Hyperdunk 2010 as his weapon of choice. An apparent fan of the Hyperdunk since its introduction in 2009, the Flywire upper of the shoe, along with Zoom Air cushioning, helps keep the weight at a minimum, while also making it extremely durable and a perfect fit for his all-around game.
Dallas’ on court leader, point guard Jason Kidd, who was a long time team member of Nike, has moved on to become a face of Chinese brand, Peak. Kidd has been spotted wearing special Mavs colorways of his signature shoe throughout the postseason.
Other notable shoes to look for throughout the remainder of the NBA Finals include, what’s on the feet of longtime Jordan Brand member Mike Bibby, as well as teammate Mario Chalmers in the new adidas adiZero Crazy Light. On the Dallas side, we have spied Jason Terry in the Reebok Zig Slash and Peja Stojakovic in the Zoom Kobe VI.
Are you watching the NBA Finals? Which team do you think wins the battle of the best sneakers on court?