February 08, 2023

Heat Check: Kicks of Bea de Leon, Kiefer Ravena, Dwight Ramos, Justin Brownlee

Heat Check: Kicks of Bea de Leon, Kiefer Ravena, Dwight Ramos, Justin Brownlee
Illustration by One Sports

Shoes improve an athlete’s performance. Whether you’re playing volleyball or basketball, your pair will always make a world of difference.

One must find a shoe that suits their needs, and for Choco Mucho’s Bea de Leon, it’s these Curry’s from Under Armour.

De Leon flexed this Curry 1 Low Flotro Northern Lights in an Instagram story.

“ANOTHER RETRO WITH A MAKEOVER,” the caption read.

This came in time for De Leon’s tour of duty with the Flying Titans in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. The tournament begins on February 4.

Over at the Japanese B.League, Dwight Ramos returned to action two months after suffering an ankle injury.

In his comeback game for Levanga Hokkaido, Ramos rocked this black Nike Cosmic Unity. 

Meanwhile, Kiefer Ravena flaunts Jordans whenever he laces up for the Shiga Lakes in the same league. 

The brand's ambassador, the first Filipino to become one, showed off this Jordan 37 in his recent games in Japan, where he is averaging 10.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. 

Boston Celtics ace Jayson Tatum debuted the AJ 37 low in September 2022 during a workout at Duke University. 


Speaking of Tatum, Ginebra import Justin Brownlee wore the Celtics cornerstone’s first signature shoe in Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals a little over a week ago. 

He saved the best for last, though. Trying to channel his inner Kobe Bryant in the hope of finishing off Bay Area, the newly-naturalized Brownlee sported Kobe V Protro “Bruce Lee.”

Like the Mamba, Brownlee delivered the big blows on his way to 34 points on top of 8 rebounds, and 12 assists.

Incidentally, Jamie Malonzo also wore the same pair that night. His statline? 22 points and 17 rebounds in the 114-99 win that gave the Gin Kings the mid-season conference championship.