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During Michael Jordan’s playing days, when his signature Air Jordan basketball sneakers were the hottest shoes on the planet, the question was always, “what’s next?” What will the next edition look like, and how will its design and functionality be improved? The obsession with the current model at any given time was eclipsed only by anticipation of what the next model would look like.
Although no current player’s signature sneaker has reached the iconic status of the Air Jordan, a few, such as LeBron James’s and Kobe Bryant’s, are getting close. As the 2013-2014 NBA season approaches, a new crop of signature shoes representing the game’s current superstars looms on the horizon. Full details on the new entries are not completely fleshed out, but click through the slideshow to get an idea of what six of the NBA’s best players will be sporting on their feet this season.