In celebration of today's special day, Sole Collector took a look at some of the best sneaker tributes to moms. 

It goes without saying that mothers are the most special people in the world. We need only look at Kevin Durant's recent MVP speech as an example of the type of impact these moms have had on their sons' lives. While many players pay tribute to their mothers by writing on their sneakers each night, there are some instances where some of the league's best players - namely Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Derrick Rose - have had sneakers specially designed in honor of their moms. Here are just a few of the kicks with that special "mommy" designation. To all those loving and wonderul moms out there, thank you, and Happy Mother's Day.

LeBron James - Nike Air Zoom Generation "Gloria"

Derrick Rose - adidas D Rose 4 "Brenda"

Russell Westbrook - Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

Kevin Durant - Nike KD II "Wanda"

[via Sole Collector]