words // Nick DePaula
on-foot images // NY Post Photographer Anthony Causi (@acausi)
As Brooklyn and Miami's 2nd Round series kicked off on South Beach last night, we got some close up looks at the shoes that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Joe Johnson all wore.
James, who switched out of the LeBron 11 Elite and back into his much loved Soldier VII during the close-out game against the Charlotte Bobcats a week ago, kept the 11 Elite on all night during Game 1. Chris Bosh continued his streak of clean HyperPosite PEs with a straightforward white and red team colorway that stood out up close or on TV, and DWade opted against a home white base in favor of some grey flavor.
And then there's Joe Johnson's Air Jordan XVI PEs, which perfectly sync with Brooklyn's clean black and white aesthetic, and should probably be released sometime in the near future. (Preferably with white full grain leather instead of patent?)
Check out the four marquee players of the series in action below and let us know which shoe is your favorite in the comments section. I'm personally picking Joe's PEs, and it's not even close.
Chris Bosh -- Nike HyperPosite PE
Dwyane Wade -- Li-Ning Way of Wade Encore 2
LeBron James -- Nike LeBron 11 Elite
Joe Johnson -- Air Jordan XVI PE