Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm  |  16 responses

All-Star Sneaker Roundup

Attention all focused on one thing: kicks.

by John Brilliant / @CounterKicks

NBA All-Star Weekend is as much a grand stage celebration of the League’s midpoint mark as it is the sneaker industry’s official kick-off phase of what’s arriving in stores right now and what’s to come.

Throughout this past weekend in Orlando, I followed around the player participants everywhere. On court for each night’s events at Amway Center, at practice inside the Orange County Convention Center during NBA’s Jam Session, and even backstage for media session interviews with my camera all focused on one thing: kicks.

Want to see the souped up, spaced out foot rides adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, AND 1 and PEAK put together for pro basketball’s annual mid-season celebration? Flip through the gallery slideshow above and you might feel a little like you were on the ground in Orlando too.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Thank you John!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Damn, Rondo got the Foamposites that people were rioting over.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    Love #14 Derrick Rose’s blue and black ones

  • tb

    Rondo got the Galaxies!

  • David M.

    What happened to the All-Star Blowout in the Slam Magazine? I used to love lookin at those pics.

  • JBoogie

    No Kobe, Wade, Durant or Lebron?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Henkenzo

    gotta love the cp3 jordans

    Them evan turner got are plain ugly! Or if you’re a chick, they are pretty pretty!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    This is good stuff, John!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    whatever happened to white, simple socks though…?

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Cool pics, much more vivid when there’s a leg poking out of them.
    So is the Hyperenforcer the HD’11′s successor or is it the HD Lunarlon that the Nike will be forcefeeding the players in London?
    Don’t get the hierarchy at the moment.

  • http://www.huwlhopkins.com #6marjon

    rubio, kemba, paul, anthony look awesome

  • RunNGun

    Love the dragon design on ET’s Li-Ning shoes but don’t like the shoe itself; whatever happened to the BRASS MONKEY that was going to be released state-side? Also digging stars on the Reebok Zigs. Nike really needs to make a push to get into the NBA after the Adidas deal is up… lots of Hyperdunks and Hyperenforcers.

  • Bx Baller

    Gotta love the groupie high heel shoe in Kyrie Irving’s pic, haha

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    galaxy laces are pretty sweet

  • http://www.nbafullcourtpressure.com ThisGuy

    Evan Turner’s shoes! What is going on there?!

  • http://slamonline.com neitel

    where are kobe bryant’s new shoe?