July 15, 2024

Heat Check: Kicks of Devin Booker, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant

Heat Check: Kicks of Devin Booker, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant
Art by Royce Nicdao

Sneakerheads will seemingly be having an early Christmas this year with these upcoming sneaker drops.

Those who are looking to find new shoes to hoop in will definitely want to check these out.

LeBron James

The King is set to release his 21st signature shoe as he prepares for his 21st season in the NBA.

Nike recently announced the upcoming LeBron XXI “Akoya,” whose creation was inspired by LeBron’s 8-year-old daughter, Zhuri.

LeBron's sneakers, of course, are generally well-regarded and considered to be great for all types of hoopers, so expect the public to snap up this latest iteration once it hits the market next week.

Kobe Bryant

Here's a perfect colorway to represent the late Kobe Bryant.

On Instagram, Kobe’s wife Vannesa Bryant shared a video of the Kobe 4 Protro “Black Mamba,” saying she loved working with the team on this pair.

Nike has yet to announce a firm release date for the Kobe 4 Protro “Black Mamba,” but this will likely be a fan favorite among fans, particularly the Kobe enthusiasts.

Devin Booker

After eight seasons in the league, Booker is finally getting his own sneaker line.

Rumors of DBook’s own signature shoe had been circulating throughout 2023, but now, the rumors are officially confirmed. Here's the shooting guard's first pair:

Dubbed the Nike Book 1, this shoe, crafted by Ben Nethongkome, definitely is a perfect fit for Booker’s style on the court.

If you're eager to get your hands on the Nike Book 1, you'll need to be patient, though, as this pair is scheduled for release in the spring of 2024 only. The good news? That gives you plenty of time to save up!

So, which one is your favorite? Will you be copping any of these pairs?


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