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
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Jeff Teague -- adidas Rose 4.5


Zach Randolph -- Nike Hyperdunk 2013


Andre Iguodala -- Nike Zoom HyperRev


Stephen Curry  -- Under Armour ClutchFit Drive
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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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