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Sole Watch // The Best Sneakers Worn During Opening Weekend Of The NBA Playoffs

words // Nick DePaula

Welcome to the best time of the entire year -- the start of the NBA Playoffs.

Not only does the intensity and atmosphere of every game rise to another level for the postseason, but as we've seen for at least the past decade, brands continue to lean on the playoffs to debut new flagship sneakers for when it matters most.

Whether it's the new Air Jordan XX9, LeBron 11 Elite, Crazyquick 2 or Under Armour ClutchFit Drive, take a look below at several new models in action, along with new colorways of sneakers like the Hyperdunk 2013, HyperRev and Zoom Crusader.

Let us know your favorite pair in the comments section below, and who you think has the best shot of advancing past Round 1.

 

Chris Paul -- Jordan CP3.VII AE 

 

Mike Conley -- adidas Crazyquick 2

 

Matt Barnes -- adidas Rose 4.5 

 

Joe Johnson -- Jordan Super.Fly II PO

 

Blake Griffin -- Jordan Super.Fly II PO

 

DeMarre Carrol -- Nike Air Bakin

 

Jermaine O'Neal -- Nike Zoom Soldier VII

 

Kevin Durant -- Nike KD VI

 

Lou Williams -- Nike Zoom Glove 

 

Lance Stephenson -- AND1 Tai Chi

 

Russell Westbrook -- Air Jordan XX9
(more images here)

 

Jeff Teague -- adidas Rose 4.5

 

Zach Randolph -- Nike Hyperdunk 2013

 

Andre Iguodala -- Nike Zoom HyperRev

 

Stephen Curry  -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive
(More images here)

 

Steve Blake -- Nike Kobe 8

 

Trevor Ariza -- Nike HyperRev

 

Chris Bosh -- Nike HyperPosite

 

LeBron James -- Nike LeBron 11 Elite

 

Kemba Walker -- Under Armour Anatomix Spawn

 

Luke Ridnour -- Nike Zoom Kobe V

 

Devin Harris -- adidas Crazy 1

 

Dirk Nowitzki -- Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012

 

Paul George -- Nike Zoom Crusader

 

Kawhi Leonard -- Jordan Melo M10
Monta Ellis -- Air Jordan XX8 SE

 

Roy Hibbert -- Nike Hyperfuse 2013

 

Dwyane Wade -- Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 Encore

 

Manu Ginobilli -- Nike LeBron 11

 

 

Tim Duncan -- adidas Crazyquick

 

 

Danny Green -- Nike Sonic Flight

 

John Wall -- adidas Crazyquick 2

 

Jimmy Butler -- adidas Crazy 8

 

                               

James Harden -- Nike Zoom Crusader 
Wes Matthews -- Nike Hyperdunk 2013

                

Damian Lillard -- adidas Crazyquick 2
Pat Beverley -- adidas Rose 4.5

 

      

LaMarcus Aldridge -- Nike HyperPosite             

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