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Which Sneaker Ruled the NBA Courts in 2018-19?

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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.

continued to flex its heavyweight player roster, the  resharpened its claws, and New Balance entered the market riding . 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.

Emblazoned with the iconic Formstripe on its side, the Clyde Court may have established itself as a modern court classic in its debut season.

Kawhi’s defection to New Balance was one of sneaker stories of year, but much like ‘The Klaw’ himself, news surrounding his debut NB sneaker – the OMN1S – has been shrouded in mystery. We still don’t have an official launch date!

So far, New Balance have rolled out colourways in limited numbers, with pairs already fetching well over $1000 on the secondary market. And now, post Championship; we can’t imagine the OMN1S getting any easier to cop. Well played, New Balance. Well played.

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