Sneaker Watch // 2013 NBA Rising Stars Challenge

words // Brandon Richard

On Friday night, the NBA's youngest stars came together at the Toyota Center for the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge. As usual, it was a low defense, high scoring affair, with Charles Barkley's Team Chuck dominating from the onset to grab a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq. Game MVP honors went to Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth "Manimal" Faried, who scored 40 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with several Dunk Contest previews to boot.

The night also provided the perfect platform for several players to debut special All-Star footwear, and the league's youth did not disappoint. MVP Faried, Damian Lillard, Ricky Rubio, Harrison Barnes and Brandon Knight stood out in adidas' Impact Camo Crazy Light 2 and Crazy Fast. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist put in his first Air Jordan XX8 run, while Kawhi Leonard kept it simple in the Air Flight One. Nike athletes laced up the Lunar Hyperdunk, Zoom Hyperfuse, Hyperdisruptor and Soldier VI in custom colorways. Anthony Davis debuted Air Max Barkley Posite from the NSW Area 72 Collection. Kemba Walker held it down for Under Armour in a Charge BB PE and Isaiah Thomas repped "Houston" in Kamikazes. Andrew Nicholson rounds out the group in PEAK.

These kicks and more in this Rising Stars Challenge edition of NBA Sneaker Watch.

Kenneth Faried wearing adidas Crazy Fast All-Star

Kenneth Faried - adidas Crazy Fast "All-Star"

Kyrie Irving wearing Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 PE

Kyrie Irving - Nike Lunar Hyperdunk PE

Kawhi Leonard wearing Nike Air Flight One

Kawhi Leonard - Nike Air Flight One

Isaiah Thomas wearing Reebok Kamikaze II Houston

Isaiah Thomas - Reebok Kamikaze II "Houston"

Klay Thompson wearing Nike Lunar Hyperdunk PE

Klay Thompson - Nike Lunar Hyperdunk PE

Damian Lillard wearing adidas Crazy Fast All-Star

Damian Lillard - adidas Crazy Fast "All-Star"

Chandler Parsons wearing Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012

Chandler Parsons - Nike Lunar Hyperdunk

Dion Waiters wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE

Dion Waiters - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist wearing Air Jordan XX8

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Air Jordan XX8

Harrison Barnes wearing adidas Crazy Fast All-Star

Harrison Barnes - adidas Crazy Fast "All-Star"

Nikola Vucevic wearing Nike Zoom Soldier VI PE

Nikola Vucevic - Nike Zoom Soldier VI PE

Brandon Knight wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 All-Star

Brandon Knight - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 "All-Star"

Tristan Thompson wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 PE

Tristan Thompson - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 PE

Andrew Nicholson wearing PEAK Relentless

Andrew Nicholson - PEAK Relentless

Alexey Shved wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 Low

Alexey Shved - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 Low

Ricky Rubio wearing adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 All-Star

Ricky Rubio - adidas adizero Crazy Light 2 "All-Star"

Bradley Beal wearing Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor PE

Bradley Beal - Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor PE

Kemba Walker wearing Under Armour Charge BB Low

Kemba Walker - Under Armour Charge BB Low PE

Anthony Davis wearing Nike Air Max Barkley Posite Area 72 (2)

Anthony Davis - Nike Air Max Barkley Posite "Area 72"

Anthony Davis wearing Nike Air Max Barkley Posite Area 72 (1)

Anthony Davis - Nike Air Max Barkley Posite "Area 72"