Sneaker Watch: Hickson's Bright Yellow Kicks

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Over the last week, I’ve frequently gotten one question from basketball fans. “What in the world is J.J. Hickson wearing?” The answer is simple – the Nike Zoom Sharkley. However, while the sneaker is easy to identify, the colorway is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

Looking to make an impression with his sneakers, Hickson designed the custom yellow on yellow Sharkleys at the NIKEiD site. The only other color that appears on the shoe is wine, which is used for personalization on the heel. In one of the team’s post-game interviews, Cavs head coach Byron Scott called the shoes the ugliest shoes he had seen in a long time. Hickson, on the other hand, says the iDs turned out exactly how he wanted.

This installment of Sneaker Watch features a closer look at Hickson’s mustard yellow shoes, as well as an update on what Gilbert Arenas decided to wear in his most recent outing. Take a look at what some of the players around the NBA have worn recently.

J.J. Hickson wearing the Nike Zoom SharkleyCavs forward J.J. Hickson is making quite and impression with his mustard yellow Nike Zoom Sharkley iDs.

Gilbert Arenas wearing the Silver Anniversary Air Jordan Retro 11Gilbert Watch 2010 Continues. This time, Arenas rocks the “Silver Anniversary” Air Jordan Retro 11.

TJ Ford wearing the adidas TS Heat CheckPacers point guard T.J. Ford shoots a jumper in an exclusive adidas TS Heat Check colorway.

Amar'e Stoudemire wearing the Nike Zoom Huarache TrainerKnicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire throws it down in the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer.

Tim Duncan wearing the adidas Big FundamentalTim Duncan recorded a triple-double on Tuesday night in his adidas Big Fundamental player exclusive.

Armon Johnson wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VBlazers point guard Armon Johnson takes flight in a team bank colorway of the Zoom Kobe V.

Raymond Felton & Wilson Chandler wearing the adidas adiZero InfiltrateAll smiles in New York as Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler walk to the huddle in the adidas adiZero Infiltrate.

Mo Williams & Rajon Rondo wearing the Nike Zoom HyperfuseMo Williams and Rajon Rondo were matched up on Tuesday, both wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse exclusives.

Tayshaun Prince wearing the Nike Shox VisionTayshaun Prince contests a shot in the Nike Shox Vision.

Brandon Jennings wearing the Under Armour Black Ice; Deron Williams wearing the Nike Zoom HyperfuseA match-up of two of the league’s premier point guards; Brandon Jennings rocks his Under Armour Black Ice signature shoe, while Deron Williams contests the shot in a Nike Zoom Hyperfuse player exclusive.

Shawn Marion wearing the Nike Air Max HypedunkThe “Matrix” Shawn Marion is ready for liftoff in Nike’s Air Max Hyperdunk 2010.

Chris Paul wearing the Jordan CP3.IVChris Paul quietly debuted his brand new CP3.IV sneaker from the Jordan Brand on Black Friday.

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