We're getting in on the toast to Miami Heat's double championship victory by showing you a selection of sneaks you can slip on if you're in a celebratory mood. Sneaker designers have used the sinful city of Miami as a guiding night light for eons – its superstar-filled sports teams and babe-filled beaches inspire a bright and varied palette that spans from black to baby blue and every devil red and ghoul grey in between. So here we go, ten kicks that are surely out slamming the South Beach sidewalks right now.
NIKE LEBRON 9 ELITE SOUTH BEACH
These Mint Candy, New Green and Pink Flash hypebeasts went big! Nicknamed 'South Beach' and 'Miami Vice', they were an absolute Summer blockbuster and are still commanding high resale prices.
ADIDAS HEAT CHECK (MIAMI HEAT)
Michael Beasley may not have hung around long enough to get a ring, but he did inspire the Three Stripes to create some Heat-flavoured sneaks. These Heat Checks feature light and breathable uppers, rock-solid ankle support, and the freaky sole harks back to adidas' Feet You Wear era.
ADIDAS TOP TEN 2000 (SOUTH BEACH)
Kobe was gone, so adi got creative with their colourways of his signature kicks, much to the chagrin of Lakers lovers. The sneaker worn by the Black Mamba in 1996 got a smack of South Beach style, matching a black upper with hits of Lab Pink and a touch of turquoise under the toe.
NIKE AIR MAX HYPERPOSITE 2012 (SOUTH BEACH)
Again with that laid back but flashy-as-hell South Beach steez! The heavy duty Hyperposites got liberal lashings of pink across the sole and inner, with a subtle grey swoosh and soft blue posite paneling across the black upper.
JORDAN FLY WADE (MIAMI HEAT)
Before Wade looked across the waters he was Jordan Brand's golden boy, and they produced plenty of Heat-themed goodness for him. This is a homespun piece with bright red and white topped off with gold laces and accenting.
RONNIE FIEG x ASICS GEL LYTE III (MIAMI BEACH)
Miami's football team the Dolphins inspires just as many sneakers as South Beach and this Ronnie Fieg effort is one of the freshest. The ASICS Gel Lyte III was stripped out in the famous aqua green, orange and white of the pigskin chuckers and features some pretty premium materials befitting the city of sin, like micro-perforated nubuck, a woven mesh toebox and collar, and radiating orange 3M stripes.
NIKE LEBRON X (MIAMI DOLPHINS)
LeBron James also showed us another side of his Miami life with a Dolphins colourway of the LeBron X. Splashed in crisp aqua with hits of sun-kissed coral, the ankle graphic depicts a winding crystal stream beneath a diamond sun. Out there.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS GLC (MIAMI LIGHTS)
The adidas GLC channeled some South Beach soul with this Miami Lights edition. The silhouette comes splattered in flamingo pink and ocean spray teal with a healthy dose of black speckling added to the midsole for that throwback feel.
LEBRON 8 LOW MIAMI NIGHTS
Another nightlife inspired pair here and it's appropriate – you know right now the Heat is ballin' just as hard as they were a few hours ago. With enough Flywire to keep your feet flexing, the speckled flamingo pink and sky blue uppers were offset by a transparent bubblegum sole complete with Lebron's signature lion logo.
NIKE LEBRON X (HOME)
The LeBron X 'Home' colourway snapped necks with a predominately white upper, hits of University Red and Bright Crimson on the Swoosh and two-tone laces that give the shoe a fresh burst.
Any flips we missed? Congrats on the win Miami fans, enjoy it!