What we call “sneaker culture,” at least in America, has its roots on the basketball courts of New York City. So, what players wear on their feet, especially in the NBA, has been a big deal for a while now. There’s an understanding that the best players usually wear the best sneakers in a game—​that’s what we came to expect from Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Penny Hardaway, and more—​​but that’s not always the case.

The NBA has become a league where a lot of players see an opportunity to shine through their footwear, even if their on-court performance isn’t the best. Players such as Nick Young and P.J. Tucker are getting press for wearing sneakers that are best suited for posting on Instagram or reselling on eBay rather than for the rigors of professional basketball. This means they’re wearing Yeezy Boosts, retro Air Jordans, and sneakers that have long been outdated for the NBA’s standards. But, hey, they look cool, right? With that in mind, here are the 10 NBA Players Whose Sneakers Are Better Than Their Game Right Now.

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