Spike Lee tried to tell us, “It must be the shoes!” And that was in the late ’80s. Hardwood has served as a battleground between brands for decades. With the addition of crystal clear photos and social media, the fight for sneaker supremacy only got more competitive.
Since last spring, the focus has been on Trae Young’s first signature sneaker – the Adidas Trae 1. However, there are still other top players on the list who bring the heat every time. let them enter the field.
According to a Baller Shoes DB 2021 Study, around 67% of the league’s players wear Nike, while just under 10% wear Adidas sneakers. What makes the Hawks’ roster unique is that 6 of their 17 players (35%) wear all three stripes.
As we eagerly await the release of the Adidas ‘Trae 1’, let’s take a look at what the rest of the list rocks.
John Collins and Onyeka Okongwu are both fans of Damian Lillard’s sneaker line, the ‘Lady’.
Last season Danilo Gallinari spoke of the “Pro Model 2G”.
Bogdan Bogdanovic started last season at Nike, wearing several different pairs of iconic Kobe Bryant sneakers before switching to Adidas and wearing various models.
Sharife Cooper wore Under Armor at Auburn University but has since signed a deal with Adidas.
The majority of the list still wears Nike. Four of the team’s nine Nike athletes wear Kyrie Irving’s signature line of sneakers. Clint Capela, Reddish Cam, Jalen johnson, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot all wear the ‘Kyrie’. To be fair, Reddish tried out several different Nike models during his two years in the league.
Meanwhile, De’Andre Hunter and Gorgui Dieng often play in Paul George’s signature line, the ‘PG’.
Solomon Hill and Skylar Mays remain loyal to Kobe Bryant by rocking the “Kobe” models.
Finally, Kevin Huerter and Delon wright opt for Kevin Durant’s sneaker, the ‘KD’.
While less than 0.5% of the league wears the Chinese brand, Lou Williams actually has his own signature sneaker with Peak called “Taichi Lou Flash”.
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