New basketball shoes. Maybe they were Chucks. Or Jordans. Or Kobes. Nothing beats that feeling of putting on a clean pair of kicks. But this wasn’t always the case for NBA players.
The NBA used to have shoe rules. Every player had restrictions on what color shoes they could wear during games. Sneakers could be majority black or white, with a little team color.
In the 2018-19 season, the NBA removed all shoe color restrictions. For the first time in league history, players could wear any color shoes they wanted on the court. Players enjoyed their newfound freedom and continue to express themselves in creative ways with their in-game sneakers.
Check out the shoes NBA players are wearing today.