Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 5:26 pm  |  27 responses

Every Sneaker In The NBA!

SLAM/CounterKicks present the official NBA footwear database.

by Eldon Khorshidi / @eldonadam

More than a year ago, SLAM and CounterKicks began outlining a new project: we were going to create the most official NBA footwear database on the internet. A few outlets have created shoe charts in the past, but none ever mastered it to an exact science with official listings and authentic information. From inception, we made sure that every ounce of data was verified and accounted for, and obtained from the most legitimate of sources—the NBA itself.

The Process: SLAM connected with the media relations department of all 30 NBA teams, in pursuit of shoe brand, model, and size for every player in the League. Several teams responded in a timely manner and sent over the info within a few days. But obtaining the information from other teams was a grueling process, mostly because equipment managers were running around and bombarded with non-stop travel. We received some lists via e-mail, some via telephone, and some in person through direct interaction with the players.

Due to both human error and the ever-changing landscape of the NBA, we probably misspelled some shoe models and possibly omitted some players who either changed teams or left the league over the course of the past few months. So please work with us while we continue to filter through this massive database and iron out the kinks.

The Result: An all-natural, no-artificial ingredients-added NBA sneaker database. Each shoe is indexed to various CounterKicks posts that include extensive news and dope game photos. If you’re a hoop fiend or a sneaker junkie, this has everything you need. Enjoy.

SLAM/CounterKicks Official NBA Footwear Database

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    gonna check it out now

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne


  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    My favorite sneaker of all time is the origional Penny Hardaway’s.. Stylish, and very comfortable.. They have since re released them as the Nike Air 1/2 Cent, but very difficult to find, and you never know what you’re getting with Ebay..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    Huarache is misspelled, at least for Amare in the Knicks section

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    Sasha Vujacic has a signature shoe??!! Vujacic II? What the f is Peak, Sharapova’s company maybe?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    Also, in the Cavs section, it says “Varejao (not using shoes at the moment), which is funny, but then for Jamison you have adidas and then Hyperfuse as the model.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    And Wade isn’t even listed with the Heat. That T-Mobile clip was just a commercial, didn’t you get it?

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    @everyone we’re ironing out all the kinks and making corrections… thanks for the feedback, the stuff you guys commented on is already corrected

  • Monday

    Warriors coming soon?

  • DreJayAre

    Apparently, the Nike Zoom Kobe V is the most popular shoe in the NBA.

  • Ansonpanson

    I’m sorry but this sucks. Shouldn’t the links just take you to a page with the pics of the shoe, rather than searching counterkicks posts for the shoe name?

  • TheMac

    Good Idea, Bad execution.. If you can’t see the shoes or players by clicking on their names.. What’s the point!?!

  • Thegfunk

    To get me through university I wanted a durable shoe that would last rugged stretches on gritty uk courts. So far I’ve gone with Adidas crazy kobe 1 retro and never looked back. Its lasted me ages.

  • Thegfunk

    Oh and are P doubles shoes readily available from shoe stores in the US? How many sigs has pierce had with nike?

  • http://www.boogliewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    This seem like alot of work, for what it is/will be. You guys know about Google right?

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  • robb

    Lakers link doesn’t show anything

  • fruizm

    you ungrateful bastards! this is a great database that probably took a lot of hard word….so what if it is not 100% accurate!

  • Kas

    Def. worth a whole year of work…. Useful… Interesting… very hip-hop, appeals to youth everywhere….

  • David Moore

    This would be great if it were in a SLAM special edition magazine (hint hint).

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Cool as hell.

  • Chris

    I think this is pretty resourceful for sneakerheads.

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

    This is amazing.

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


  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    The Warriors link is now live… Every team should be updated with the most current rosters… Enjoy!

  • data187

    it would be great if you can have the pix of the shoes on the page.

  • thenotic3

    this is cool. thanks