Los Angeles Sparks wearing pink basketball shoes

Los Angeles Sparks players wearing pink basketball shoes.

words // Brandon Richard

For the last week, the WNBA has helped raise funds in the fight against breast cancer during WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week. In games played during that span, focus has been placed on the initiative with pink apparel worn on the court. Players have worn pink and white uniforms; coaches have accessorized with pink ties and scarves; and referees have used pink whistles. Additionally, the WNBA’s Breast Health Awareness logo has been displayed on the hardwood.

Of course, our favorite accessories worn during Breast Health Awareness Week are the basketball shoes. For the last several years, sneaker companies have created pink colorways of their flagship sneakers just for the occasion. Nike Basketball has particularly had a great amount of success teaming up with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which was founded in 2007 by former North Carolina State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow. After a 22-year battle with cancer, Yow passed away in 2009, but her selfless spirit continues to be the driving force behind much progression made in the fight against the disease.

Check out what pink-based sneakers have been worn during WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week in this week’s Sneaker Watch.

WNBA Sneaker Watch: Breast Cancer Awareness

Angel McCoughtry wearing the Nike Air Max Soldier V

Angel McCoughtry shoots in the Kay Yow x Nike Air Max Soldier V.

Becky Hammon wearing Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Becky Hammon attempts a reverse layup in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

DeLisha Milton-Jones wearing the Reebok Zig Slash

DeLisha Milton-Jones shoots a three in the Reebok Zig Slash.

Diana Taurasi wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2

Diana Taurasi drives in the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V2.

Jayne Appel wearing the adias Pro Model 2010

Jayne Appel goes up strong in the adidas Pro Model 2010.

Maya Moore wearing the Jordan CP3.IV

Maya Moore shoots in the Jordan CP3.IV.

New York Liberty wearing Nike and adidas Basketball Shoes

New York Liberty players huddle up wearing Nike basketball shoes and adidas basketball shoes.

Tina Thompson wearing Nike Air Max Soldier V

Tina Thompson shoots in the Nike Air Max Soldier V.

Cappie Pondexter wearing Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Cappie Pondexter looks on in her pink Kobe shoes.

Leilani Mitchell wearing adidas Pro Model 2010

Leilani Mitchell dribbles in pink adidas Basketball shoes.

images via ESPN