May 23, 2024

Heat Check: Kicks of Chris Newsome, Michael Qualls, and Schonny Winston

Heat Check: Kicks of Chris Newsome, Michael Qualls, and Schonny Winston
Illustration by One Sports

Shoe game has been woven into the fabric of the Philippine basketball culture. Filipinos are crazy about basketball it spills over to fashion and, well, shoes. 

For athletes, their kicks enhance their performance on the court. That’s why it’s only natural for our professional players to bring their A-game always when it comes to shoe game.

Check out these players’ dope kicks.

Chris Newsome 

Meralco was off to a 2-1 start in the PBA Governors' Cup, and this can be attributed to the return of Chris Newsome from a calf injury. 

Newsome's return also means the return of his crazy kicks, including this Air Jordan 37 Low. 

In his latest video on YouTube, the Meralco high flyer dropped by Jordan Manila in BGC to cop this pair, which seems to be a favorite among athletes, before going to Ne-Yo's concert. 

Michael Qualls

While Newsome’s team is on a roll, Michael Qualls' Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have struggled early in the season-ending conference.

The Elasto Painters dropped their first two games. 

Qualls' Nike Giannis Immortality, though, is a winner in more ways than one. 


Schonny Winston

For La Salle's Schonny Winston, it's still Christmas in January. 

Winston got this LeBron XX EP "Stocking Stuffer" and posted it on his Instagram story with a caption that alluded The King's four championships. 

"Did you get my call? Nah it disconnected after 4 rings," he said.