Many things go into how well a player performs on the court. One underrated aspect of player performance is the pair of sneakers they play in. The performance, comfort, and style of a sneaker determines what a player wears every night. The Sixers’ roster is filled with guys who are sponsored by different brands and showcase several styles throughout the season. With some assistance from @SixersSneakers, take a look at the top five Sixers players who have the best on court footwear:
5. Seth Curry
Seth Curry has only been with the Sixers for one season but jumped right into the top five with his kicks on the court rotation. He has represented his brother Stephen Curry’s brand well and worn tons of colorways from the Curry UnderArmour line. Steph Curry recently partnered with Under Armour to create his own brand and launch the Curry 8. Seth Curry mostly wore the Curry 7 and 8 throughout the season. One of the notable colorways of the Curry 8 were the M&M and Skittles colors. These paid tribute to Steph and Seth’s love for each candy when they were younger. Curry also wore plenty of versions of the Curry 7 during the season and playoffs. We can expect Seth to stay on this list with more exclusive Curry brand colorways hitting the floor this fall.
4. Shake Milton
Shake Milton has been one of the Sixers with a surprisingly good on court rotation. For the last season and a half, he has been rocking tons of Kobe 5 colorways including several PEs (Player Exclusives). The Kobe 5 is one of the most popular sneakers in the NBA and worn by almost every player who is endorsed by Nike. Shake’s rotation included a few different Sixer PEs, “EYBL” Kobe 5 and “Bruce Lee” Kobe 5. Milton actually wore the Kobe 5 “5 Rings” during his scoring outburst in Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks, which helped lead the Sixers to victory.
3. Tyrese Maxey
The standout second year player had a good rookie season on the court and had the footwear to match. Tyrese Maxey was in and out of the lineup during the year but showed flashes during his playing time. His on-court rotation included the Kobe 5 and 6 and he had his two highest scoring games in those sneakers. Maxey wore the Kobe 5 “Reverse Bruce Lee” during his 39-point game against the Nuggets. Maxey scored 30 points against the Orlando Magic wearing the Kobe 6 “Think Pink”. Maxey recently was seen training in the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT, another basketball shoe that players are starting to wear on court. Maxey will look to improve on his rookie year this upcoming season and we can be sure to see him rocking some cool kicks on the court.
2. Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid was last season’s MVP Runner-up, but he destroyed his opponents all season long. Joel Embiid rocked his signature shoe, the UA Embiid One while he dominated game after game. Joel Embiid first introduced his signature shoes during the NBA Bubble and continued to wear them this past season. Embiid played in a number of colorways that had meaning and stories behind it. Some of the colorways included the “Origin” colorway, which was based on his home of Cameroon. He also sported the “Gamer Night” and “Draft Day” colorways, which are based on his draft day experience and love for video games. Joel Embiid will return to the court this fall looking to go on a revenge tour to earn the MVP award and will more than likely be wearing the second edition of his signature shoe.
1. Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris was the clear number one guy on the Sixers when it came to the on-court kicks rotation. Harris is endorsed by Nike and has one of the best Kobe collections in the NBA. There are only a few players that may have collections that are on par with Harris. Tobias’ on-court kicks last season were versatile. Since arriving to the Sixers in 2019, Harris has shown the diversity in his Nike collection. Last season Tobias wore a wide range of Kobes. He wore the Kobe 3, Kobe 4, Kobe 5, Kobe 6, Kobe 7, and Kobe 11. Tobias was wearing a PE of the Kobe 4 as he hit the game winner vs. Lakers in January. Tobias has worn so many colorways that there are literally too many to name. Harris will surely continue to be the king of kicks on the court this upcoming season for the Sixers and be one of the top players in the league when it comes to footwear.
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