The 2012 NBA All-Star has come and go, but the memories of the kicks worn by the league’s finest remains. For the first time ever, all of the Nike kicks took on a singular “Galaxy” theme that featured some ever space-age style look. From the signature shoes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and All-Star Game MVP Kevin Durant to the colorful hues found on the Hyperdunks and Hyperenforcer, it says a lot when Jordan Brand’s offering was the most conservative of the bunch.
(Click here for images of the Nike shoes found in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game)
While I can’t speak for everybody at Examiner HQ, the unofficial award for the best Nike kicks goes to last-minute addition Rajon Rondo and his Nike Air Foamposite One. As a late replacement for the injured Joe Johnson, chances are Rondo would have been representing Nike Hyperfuse or a special Nike Zoom Kobe 7 colorway, but desperate times call for desperate kicks. Good thing the hypebeasts did not rush the court trying to get at Rondo.
All this week, we will be looking back at the kicks of NBA All-Star Games past and take a peek at what we can expect on the court during the 2012 edition. Follow this tag and the links below for exclusive pictures and highlights of some of the game’s best players and the hotness that they rock and we will probably never own.
February 20: LeBron James Nike kicks through the years
February 20: Allen Iverson represents in the Reebok Questions
February 21: Dwyane Wade’s All-Star journey from Converse to Jordan Brand
February 21: Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal’s greatest All-Star Game kicks
February 22: Kevin Durant and Nike Zoom KD Revolution
February 22: Remember Tracy McGrady, NBA All-Star?
February 23: Kobe Bryant’s Nike All-Star Game kicks
February 23: Kobe Bryant’s adidas All-Star Game kicks
February 24: Air Jordan at the All-Star Game, from I to 2011
February 24: Derrick Rose, adidas and the next generation
February 26: John Wall debuts special Reebok Zig Encore PE for All-Star Weekend
February 26: Jeremy Lin, Blake Griffin bring out the Nike Rising Stars PEs
February 26: Air Jordan 2012, Nike and adidas All-Star available in NBA 2K12
February 27: Nike Flight Night recap
February 27: NBA All-Star Game adidas kicks recap
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