words // Zac Dubasik

The weekend of Nike's World Basketball Festival is finally upon us, and the lakefront parks of Chicago have been fully transformed into an all-encompassing basketball experience. From free youth clinics held at recently refurbished outdoor courts, to pop-up shops, to a tour of Nike's basketball heritage as well as their future, there's a little bit of something for everyone. And that's without even mentioning the many games featuring city leagues, some of the best high schoolers in the country, and even Team USA who faces off against Brazil on Saturday at the United Center.

Sole Collector was able to be part of an exclusive preview of the festivities, which we're sharing here. Be sure to get down to the 63rd Street Beach House this weekend if you're in the Chicago area to check it out for yourself, and if you aren't, enjoy this tour below.