words // Brandon Richard

Meet one of Eastbay’s newest Field Testers — point guard Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets.

Ty is heading into his fifth season in the league, looking to build on last year’s career-high numbers of 17.4 points 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals. As a Field Tester, he offers insight into the gear he wears to play basketball’s most demanding position at the highest level.

A fan of style and performance, Ty switches between a variety of Nike basketball shoes, including the Hyperdunk, Zoom Soldier VII and the LeBron X. He recently told us exactly why the LeBron X has been somewhat of a go-to shoe for him since last season.

“Over the past two or three seasons, I would roll my ankle a lot,” Ty mentions. “The LeBron X helps support my ankle. When I first wore them, I had a good game and they felt so comfortable. I’ve been wearing them ever since and haven’t rolled my ankle once.”

In the video interviews above and below, you can hear more from Ty, including his thoughts on sneakers, Nike Flywire technology and his history with Eastbay.

Also look for the new catalog hitting mailboxes now with Ty on the cover in the Zoom Soldier VII.  If you’re not already subscribed, you can request your free catalog here.

Cover Athlete Interview // Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets