NBA Finals is getting closer and closer to us, “watching the intense, exciting game” choreography for the season’s largest underground storage room to do some of the best players version of the shoes and new color. In the past 15 years, the performance of the US professional men’s basketball has been the new concept and star halo from the new shape, select the iconic star for endorsement signing as the key to achieve commercial success. Noting the great influence of the stars created in their respective times, let’s take a look at the professional basketball shoes that have so far defined this century.
2000: AND1 “Tai Chi”
From a Sneaker point of view, 2000 was a year of Vince Carter. Between Jordan’s second retired, shrinking season, star and morale of the low period. Speaking of “crazy Vince” and that memorable dunk contest, he rewrote the physics and against the law of flight dunk, wearing this AND1 “Tai Chi” won the slam dunk contest champion.
Nike Shox BB4
Just in the NBA stage is not enough, summer, VC will be his high-profile style of the wind to the overseas. Sponsor for NIKE, Vince also wearing his new shoes – Nike Shox BB4 appeared in the Sydney Olympic Games on the stage. Nike Shox BB4 also in this session of the Olympic Games against the French team, played the “death of the deduction.”
In 2001, Allen Iverson is undoubtedly the best player in professional basketball, although there is no statement, but it is true. He led the Sixers into the NBA Finals, he also won the regular season MVP, after which Iverson became a household name. His signature shoes have become the most popular. Reebok Answer IV also made a lot of success on him.
Nike Air Jet Flight
Nike Air Jet Flight became a classic beyond that era, for the flexible speed of the defender design. Nike Air Jet Flight wearing like a sock with the foot, low to help design, lightweight. Years later, Bryant Bryant will lead the trend of low basketball shoes. This is true, Nike Air Jet Flight was very predictable defender shoes, for many years after laying the foundation.
2002: Air Jordan 17
Michael Jordan returned to the NBA, the new team, the new boots, Air Jordan 17 became a new image of Jordan. $ 200 price is really enough for us to talk about, Jordan brand has become a high-end products. Help and low help version has also been successful.
Adidas T-Mac 2
Tracy McReady grew rapidly in the NBA as an excellent scorer, and his Adidas signature was more popular than Kobe with his sponsor. T-Mac 2 in appearance than the previous generation has been a great breakthrough in high school period LeBron James is also very fond of.
2003: Nike Air Zoom Flight 2K3
In the NIKE heavyweight signing LeBron James before, has repeatedly Air Zoom Flight 2k3 as a gift to him. This year in the NBA, like Gary Peyton and Jason Kidd and other super guards are loyal fans of this shoe.
Nike Air Zoom Generation
From LeBron James has entered the NBA and NIKE signed a heavy focus on the NIKE elite design team to build the Nike Air Zoom Generation become the most memorable boots of the year.
2004: Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2k4
Nike Air Force Operate
For two consecutive years, NIKE will focus on the field of professional basketball shoes. With the frenzy of street basketball fade away, NIKE focus on creating the Air Zoom Huarache 2k4 and Air Force Operate. Air Zoom Huarache 2k4 is excellent performance, in 20 years has been well received by basketball shoes. The Air Force Operate has been serving the Barkley series.
2005: Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K5
Following Huarache 2k4, NIKE step by step launched the Air Zoom Huarache 2K5, which has become a Bryant Bryant in the NIKE brand “exclusive boots.” At the same time Air Zoom Huarache 2k5 also received other players over the same period of praise.
Air Jordan XX
Retired after the Jordan is still in the launch of their signature shoes, in order to continue their memories on the pitch. An innovative and nostalgic advertising, so Air Jordan XX continuation of the fashionable atmosphere. Air Jordan XX not only in the details of Michael Jordan’s past tribute, but also demonstrated his own sustenance of the future.
2006: Starbury 1
2006 was the darkest period of basketball shoes, LeBron James and Cameron Anthony’s signature shoes is not mature enough, Michael Jordan’s official retirement, Vince Carter’s personal series also ended. Strange is Marbury’s Starbury 1 and Wade’s Converse Wade set off a burst of frenzy, became the most popular basketball shoes of the year.
2007: Nike Zoom BB1
In 2007, Nike Zoom BB1 became the most popular team basketball shoes, widely guarded players of all ages. Not only that, but also very popular in American college competitions
Nike Zoom LeBron IV
Although the 2007 NIKE main push is the Air Force 25, but Zoom LeBron IV with a unique shape and color to win a good market feedback. This shoe is not only very much in line with LeBron in the NBA overbearing tough style of play, while Foamposite materials can again in the basketball shoe market set off a trend.
2008: Nike Hyperdunk
With the 2008 Olympic Games, NIKE vigorously launched the Nike Hyperdunk team basketball shoes. This shoe is like a virus all over the national basketball team players at the foot of the 2008 became a hot boots. At the same time, Bryant Bryant also gave this shoe a very high evaluation.
Nike Zoom Sharkley
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Nike Zoom Sharkley in the field of endurance is Hyperdunk can not and the retro design and large strap design to become the biggest highlight of this shoe. The integration of the Barkley and Rodman two shoes design style, adding NIKEiD option, so that this shoe in that season has become a lot of guards are also very fond of boots.
2009: Nike Air Max LeBron VII
Flywire and the whole palm Max Air cushion to make this shoe distinctive features, but also to this shoe in the field and off-site have been a lot of recognition. At the same time about LeBron like the atmosphere of the topic, but also to this shoe adds a lot of gimmicks.
Nike Zoom Kobe IV
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Low to help, light, the sense of the venue, all this makes Nike Zoom Kobe IV Kobe Bryant is very popular boots. Coupled with Kobe healthy to lay this season, and won the championship, this shoe will undoubtedly become a NIKE Bryant signature shoes in a historic presence.
2010: Nike Kobe V
Bryant set off a burst of “black Mamba hot” in 2010, wonderful lore, defending won the championship, so Nike Kobe V continued brilliant. Nike Kobe V in performance and technology than the previous generation has improved, but also laid the NIKE Bryant signature shoes future style line.
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse once again to the world, became the 2010 world championships is a very popular basketball shoes. The new craftsmanship, rich color, excellent performance, not only in the field to attract a lot of stars to wear, more popular in the outside world by consumers.
2011: adidas Crazy Light
2011 Adidas in the basketball product line has undergone some changes, with Tracy McGrady’s products are no longer popular, Adidas need a new product line to return to the market trend. Crazy Light not only to the current trend of lightweight to the extreme, and to ensure a good quality. This shoe is also Derrick Rose’s MVP boots, has a very profound meaning.
Nike Zoom KD IV
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Nike Zoom KD IV is like Durant’s Air Jordan 3. Eye-catching big strap design, design style also continued the previous generation. Color also achievements of the history of this shoe status, Galaxy theme of the All-Star version, N7 theme, the Chinese Year of the Dragon are very good. Moreover, Kevin Durant in the all-star stage won the All-Star MVP, but also to Nike Zoom KD IV all-star version of the value of a collection of equipment.
2012: Nike LeBron X
Olympic gold medal, NBA championship, NBA Finals MVP … … too much glory is LeBron James wearing this Nike LeBron X won. Not only for the first time using the zoom max air cushion technology, while equipped with NIKE + mobile fly line technology. Set technology and glory in one, the achievements of a different tenth generation.
Under Armor Micro G Juke
Under Armor also broke into the NBA shoes market in the same year. Although it has now launched Brandon Jennings Black Ice and Curry 1, but can not erase Micro G Juke classic. A comfortable upper, rounded look and modern design, have made this became a well-received in 2012 basketball shoes.
2013: Air Jordan XX8
Can we fly higher? Air Jordan gives a positive answer, in the Air Jordan XX8 for the first time using the Flight Plate system technology, once again broke the basketball shoes technology. Flight Plate to play a greater degree of zoom air performance, giving a completely different wearing experience. Ultra-high up, and conceptual design gives a bright spot.
Nike Kobe 8
Continuation of the previous generation of modular concept, Nike Kobe 8’s birth is even more streamlined. Cancel the zoom air air cushion and fly line technology, the use of cloth shoes and full palm Lunarlon shock absorption technology. But “simplification” but once again won the favor of many NBA players, more lightweight, comfortable also achieved results in the market.
2014: Nike Kobe 9 Elite
After the success of Kobe 8, the black Mamba signature shoes have long been not much publicity has won the market. NIKE this uncharacteristically, late Nike Kobe 9 a listing is the elite version. After Kobe Bryant’s injury and leave the NBA year, Nike Kobe 9 Elite become much looking forward to the bold high-help design and Flyknit and fly line perfect combination, will undoubtedly become very popular in this year’s shoes one.
Nike Zoom HyperRev
NIKE continue to return to the team concept, Nike Zoom HyperRev listed once again set off a “team fever.” NIKE not only signed a number of players, and they have excellent performance in the NBA. This also led to the Zoom HyperRev than this year’s Hyperdunks and Hyperfuses in the NBA stadium more popular, comfortable, easy to wear, lightweight, breathable and other advantages also won praise in the market.