Mid-Season Sneaker Report: The Kicks Your Favorite NBA Stars Are Sporting During Their Playoff Run

With the postseason in sight, a sneaker refresh is in order to ensure you're playing your best ball when it matters most.

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NBA All-Star weekend is still fresh in our minds, but it's time to move past the amazing alley-oops and complete lack of defense to focus on the tail end of the basketball season. Successful teams and players return to fundamentals and good "team basketball" during this important time, and that renewed commitment starts from the ground up.

With the late-season playoff run and postseason looming, now's the time to make sure you have the right basketball shoe to support your game. You need to take into account everything from the proper grip, support and shoe weight based on your position and style of play to maintain your high performance and injury-free competition out on the court.

Whether you're looking for a mid-season sneaker refresh or just want to upgrade your look around town, here is an overview of the shoes worn by your favorite NBA players along with useful links for you to grab a pair yourself.

LeBron James - Nike LeBron Soldier 10

The King's shoes combine superior traction with great support, enabling his powerful drives to the basket. If you play a big, powerful game, these are your kicks.

Nike LeBron Soldier 10

 

Kyrie Irving – Nike Kyrie 2

With the lightweight Kyrie 2s, the Cavs point guard has the perfect shoe for his superfast crossovers and all-around handles. Click below if killer quickness is your weapon of choice.

NIKE KYRIE 2

Kevin Durant – Nike KD 9

With his signature Nike KD 9s, Durant regularly knifes his way through the strongest NBA defenses and boasts unmatched jumper accuracy. Click below to support your finesse game with these kicks.

Nike KD9

 

Stephen Curry – Under Armour Curry 3

The Under Armour Curry 3 combines firm cushioning with excellent traction through its tacky rubber compound sole, facilitating Steph's immediate reaction time and amazing accuracy. If quickness and control are your goals,  find out more below.

Under Armour Curry 3

 

Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan XX9

Westbrook's violent drives and notorious dunks are powered by Air Jordan's lightweight, spring-like XX9 model. If you think you can fly like Russ, get yourself a pair.

Air Jordan XX9

 


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