Nike Players Designed Their Own Sneakers for NBA Opening Week

Nike gave nine players the opportunity their own unique Nike iD to wear for NBA's 2018-19 regular season opening week.

NikeID NBA Opening Week PEs

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NikeID NBA Opening Week PEs

With the 2018-19 NBA regular season set to kick off this week, Nike is making sure some its younger crop of stars will be laced in special pairs for the occasion. Back in September, Nike allowed nine rookies and sophomores in the NBA and WNBA to design special Nike iD colorways of signatures like the PG 2, KD 11, Kyrie 4, Kyrie Low, and Kobe A.D.

Colin Sexton, De'Aaron Fox, Frank Ntilikina, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Bell, Luka Dončić, Kelsey Mitchell, and Kelsey Plum all used unique inspirations to personalize their pairs. Given the league's more relaxed footwear policy being put in place for this season, most of the outcomes don't even match the uniforms of each respective player's team.

"I think it’s dope that the League is letting us wear different colorways this year," Golden State Warriors power forward Jordan Bell told Nike. "For me, it’s like the NFL giving their own players freedom to celebrate. Players can let their style and swag show while also telling a chapter of their story with each pair of shoes." 

Take a look at all of the pairs below. They are all currently available on Nike iD as well ranging from $130-$170.

Nike Kyrie 4 'Be Different'

NikeID Kyrie 4 Colin Sexton 'Be Different' PE

Nike Kobe A.D. 'Mars'

NikeID Kobe A.D. De'Aaron Fox 'Mars' PE

Nike KD 11 'France'

NikeID KD 11 Frank Ntilikina 'France' PE

Nike PG 2 'Coloring Book'

NikeID PG 2 Jayson Tatum 'Coloring Book' PE

Nike PG 2 'Long Beach'

NikeID PG 2 Jordan Bell 'Long Beach' PE

Nike Kobe A.D. 'Kuzz Control'

NikeID Kobe A.D. Kyle Kuzma 'Kuzz Control' PE

Nike Kyrie Low 'Retro Glow'

NikeID Kyrie Low Luka Dončić 'Retro Glow' PE

Nike Kyrie Low 'Cages'

NikeID Kyrie Low Kelsey Mitchell 'Cages' PE

Nike Kyrie 4 'Fenerbahce'

NikeID Kyrie 4 Kelsey Plum 'Fenerbache' PE

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