• Emmanuel Reyes

Sneaker Peeker III - NBA Media Day Edition

On this week's Sneaker Peeker, we take a long at the best kicks that were rocked at NBA's Media Day. With the NBA season vastly approaching lets take a look at what these superstar's wore to picture day.

Caris Levert - Nike Kyrie 5 "Friends"

Retail: $130

Resale: $125

On the 15th anniversary of the iconic sitcom “Friends” finale, Kyrie x Nike x Friends bring together a fun new collab. This kyrie 5 silhouette takes a simple approach to the show’s logos colors on the fly wire while adding the shows logo on the back tab.

Rating: 3.6/5

Theo Pinson - Air Jordan 11 "Cool Grey"

Retail: $175

Resale: $393

Originally released in 2001, the Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey was worn by MJ himself during his wizard days. Made with a grey nubuck upper and that signature patent leather toe box, this Jordan was the first non-OG colorway Jordan Brand put out.

Rating: 3.8/5

Tristan Thompson - Nike LeBron 8 "South Beach"

Retail: $160

Resale: $795

When LeBron made his decision to take his talents to South Beach, NBA fans cursed him. But sneakerheads on the other hand, rejoiced as they were blessed with grails. For example, the LeBron 8 South Beach was the shoe that started the hype. A shoe made for the Miami night life with the bright colors of blue and pink had people rushing to get themselves a pair.

Rating: 4.0/5

Collin Sexton - Nike LeBron 7 "China"

Retail: $140

Resale: $402

In 2008, Lionsgate released “More Than a Game” a documentary that follows LeBron James and 4 of his teammates journey through high school basketball and putting there small school from Akron, Ohio on the map. In 2009, LeBron went on tour with his documentary and paid a visit to China. Inspired by this visit is this gold and white LeBron 7.

Rating: 3.8/5

Darius Garland - Nike Air Fear of God 1 "Light Bone"

Retail: $350

Resale: $524

The Nike Air Fear of God 1 is a collab between Nike and Fear of God. Fear of God founder, Jerry Lorenzo completely designed this silhouette. An almost bootlike upper makes this basketball sneaker extremely unique. Seeing as though Fear of God is high fashion, these shoes RETAILED at a whopping $350.

Rating: 4.2/5

LeBron James - Nike LeBron 7 "Lakers" PE

Retail: N/A

Resale: N/A

LeBron had everyone guessing when he posted on social media to look out for what he was gonna wear for media day. He surely didn’t disappoint when he wore a mismatched PE version of the LeBron 7. With one shoe dawned in Laker Gold and the other in Laker purple, these are making everyone wonder if they will ever make an official general release.

Rating: 4.7/5

Kyle Kuzma - Puma x Rhude Alteration

Retail: $120

Resale: $120

Rhuigi Villaseñor, the founder of streetwear brand Rhude teams up with PUMA to create a chunky, futuristic sneaker. Featuring suede and distressed rubber while being covered in Earth like tones such as tan and top this model is surely unique.

Rating: 2.8/5

Ja Morant - Nike x Sierato Adapt BB "Grizzlies" Custom

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Resale: N/A

Ja Morant teamed up with customizing genius Sierato for some Mempis inspired Adapt BBs. The Adapt BB is Nike’s newest auto lacing basketball sneaker.

“When a player steps into the Nike Adapt BB, a custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to keep the foot snug. The tensile strength of the underfoot lacing is able to pull 32 pounds of force (roughly equal to that of a standard parachute cord) to secure the foot throughout a range of movement. That’s where the brain, or FitAdapt tech, kicks in. By manual touch or by using the Nike Adapt app on a smartphone, players can input different fit settings depending on different moments of a game. For example, during a timeout, a player can loosen the shoe before tightening it up as they re-enter the game. In a forthcoming feature, they can even prescribe a different tightness setting for warm-ups. Plus, players can opt in to firmware updates for the FitAdapt technology as they become available, sharpening the precision of fit for players and providing new digital services over time.” - Nike

Rating: 4.4/5

Ivan Rabb - Air Jordan 10 "Ovo"

Retail: $225

Resale $306

This Jordan 10 is a limited shoe collar between Jordan and Drake’s “October’s Very Own” (OVO) clothing line. A simplistic take on this Jordan 10 with an eggshell upper with gold speckles. Not to mention a translucent outsole featuring the OVO logo.

Rating: 4.1/5

Josh Okogie - Nike KD 4 "Scoring Title"