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.
Angel McCoughtry shoots in the Kay Yow x Nike Air Max Soldier V.
Becky Hammon attempts a reverse layup in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
DeLisha Milton-Jones shoots a three in the Reebok Zig Slash.
Diana Taurasi drives in the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V2.
Jayne Appel goes up strong in the adidas Pro Model 2010.
Maya Moore shoots in the Jordan CP3.IV.
Tina Thompson shoots in the Nike Air Max Soldier V.
Cappie Pondexter looks on in her pink Kobe shoes.
Leilani Mitchell dribbles in pink adidas Basketball shoes.
images via ESPN