Basketball tipped off yesterday with a bang, and with it comes another year of keeping track of the freshest kicks, hottest gear and trends from headbands to rec specs every night. A good place to start is with the feet. The greatest basketball players in the world gave us a Christmas treat on Opening Day, displaying everything from special PEs to new signature sneaks—and sometimes both. Above is a sampling of the brightest, newest shoes from the first day of the ’11-12 campaign. Ready, set, discuss.