2.28.12

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight

 Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight

words // Brandon Richard

This past weekend, the NBA held the 61st Annual All-Star Game, played at the Amway Center in sunny Orlando, Florida. The game, which is being called one of the best to date, featured several notable highlights that made it one for the ages. Kobe Bryant scored 27 points to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time NBA All-Star Game scoring list. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became only the third player to record a triple-double in the game, notching 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. LeBron James led a feverish second-half comeback for the Eastern Conference, recording 36 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists on the night. However, it was Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant who walked away with MVP honors, leading the Western Conference to a slim 152-149 victory with 36 points and 7 rebounds of his own.

While we’re obviously fans of the on-court performances, All-Star Weekend is also significant in the sneaker community because of the special basketball shoes worn for the occasion. Throughout the years, players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have switched into alternate colorways of their signature shoes for the star-studded affair. In celebration of Sunday’s game, Sole Shots presents a collection of photos featuring All-Star footwear from the last 24 years. Read on for a look at this week’s submissions and let us know what your all-time favorite All-Star shoe is.

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight - tomat3tomat3, Germany

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – jaliskoe23jaliskoe13, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – PlaiOIgor PlaiO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – geniusgzageniusgza, Northern Virginia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – mjrod1985M.J. Rodriguez aka mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Bodia LelanaBodia Lelana, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – gdiemasterJefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Dirty SolesDirty Soles, New York City

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – UncleUncle, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – G2CDesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Kr3stkr3st, Orlando, Florida

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – DrinkNikeDrinkNike, Australia

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – HiGHALiENHiGHALiEN, New York City

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Spoiled Feetspoiledfeet, Los Angeles, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: All-Star Sneaker Spotlight – Steve TranSteve Tran aka try again?, Southern California

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

9 Comments

  • 3ong:

    wow, the last photo, nice collection.

  • WOW! @ Steve Tran. Lucky guy.

  • whoaitzjoe:

    My two best picks are the Lebron All-Star pair and the Kobe All-Star, since the colors are vibrant. The pictures really made it pop.

  • Uncle:

    Great All Star spotlight, congrats to you all!

  • Detroit J's:

    is it me or do those look like fake concords second to last. im almost 100% that if that is the left shoe, jumpman should be facing the other way. anyone?

  • @DA_CLEAR_SOLE:

    #PHRESHPHRESH… #TRYAGAIN? FROM #SO.KILLA..GOT DA DOPEST OF DA #ALLSTARS..

  • @DA_HOMIE_G:

    #FORREAL #AWESOMESHOTS GOT ME #BUGGINOUT

  • I want the LeBron’s and KD’s even more now.

  • Y&G:

    Steve Tran is WINNING! Sneaker heads mouthes water…

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