Much like the Championship-winning Toronto Raptors, the performance basketball market roared back into relevance in 2019. As expected, there was plenty of above-the-rim action from the players, but the big brands assured there were also plenty of highlights below the knees.
Team Swoosh continued to flex its heavyweight player roster, the Big Cat resharpened its claws, and New Balance entered the market riding high on Kawhi. Safe to say, in the constant hustle to dish up the perfect balance between performance and panache, the brands delivered some seriously clutch plays.
So, which sneaker ruled the NBA hardwood in season 2018–19? Here’s our top five.