KICKS 11: Kicksology

by September 03, 2008

By Konate Primus

There is no doubt in my mind that you haven’t bought KICKS 11 by now (remember, SLAM subscribers, KICKS will not becoming to you, so hit your local newsstand/Wal-Mart/Borders/wherever), and assuming you have, you know how great the issue is. As usual the “Kicksology” piece in the “First Step” section of the magazine, where we ran 30 of our favorite on-court shoes from this season, we promised to tell you what was what.

Open your copy to pages 20-30 and follow along below (“analysis” provided by yours truly).

01-Luis Scola-Li Ning Anta

02-Dirk Nowitzki-Nike Dual D-2k6 (AKA “Air come up short”)

03-Ben Wallace-Starbury Big Ben (AKA “Out of business”)

04-Shawn Marion-Nike Shox

05-Chauncey Billups-adidas pro model TS

06-Al Harrington-Nike Sharkleys (an Instant classic hoop shoe)

07-Amare Stoudemire-Air STAT (A.K.A “on or over?”)

08-Antonio McDyess-adidas NBA Professor

09-Al Horford-Nike AF25’s

10-Shawn Marion Nike Shox (so nice we ran it twice)

11-Kobe Bryant-Nike Hyperdunks (A.K.A Super lites)

12-Carmelo Anthony-Jordan Melo 4 (“DUI orange”)

13-Marcus Camby-Nike Team Elite (“Block party”)

14-Ray Allen-Jordan Dentro

15-Shaquille O’Neal-Dunkman

16-Louis Williams-Nike Zoom BB

17-Kevin Durant-Nike Air Flight School [pictured]

18-Stephen Jackson-Jordan III (“Inside out”)

19-Carlos Boozer-Nike AF25 All-Star makeup

20-Kenyon Martin-Nike-Zoom BB II

21-Paul Pierce-Nike Air Max P2 IV (“Can’t tell me nothing”)

22-Dwight Howard-adidas pro model TS (“Superboy becomes Superman”)

23-Lamar Odom-Nike-Team Elite (“Air Irrelevant”)

24-Kevin Garnett-adidas Commander (“arrrrrrgghhhgjhsjhl, or whatever it is that KG yells)

25-Allen Iverson-Reebok Answer XI All-Star makeup

26-Ray Allen-Jordan XX3 All-Star makeup

27-Carlos Boozer-Nike AF25

28-Tim Duncan-adidas Pro Model All-Star makeup

29-Chris Paul-Jordan CP3

30-Chris Bosh-Nike Air Max Elite II All-Star makeup