The Best Shoes Worn for March Madness

The NCAA tournament wrapped up this past Monday and North Carolina was crowned the champion. Here we look at some of the best shoes worn throughout the tournament.

(This list is in no particular order)

Adidas Crazy Explosive Low Miami PE, Worn by Kamari Murphy, among others

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Image courtesy of Newsday

(This is the best in-game picture I could find)

The Adidas Crazy Explosive, specifically the low version, is definitely one of my favorite basketball shoes this year. I am yet to find a colorway of this shoe that doesn’t look good, but this Miami colorway is too clean. The green/orange colorway is a rare combination, but a very special one when done correctly.

Nike Zoom Kobe 3 “Fade to Black”, Worn by London Perrantes

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Image courtesy of WSFB

Ok, let’s be honest for a second, these are kinda ugly. But you’ve gotta respect London for breaking these out for the Tournament. They didn’t help Virginia much in the tournament as they put up just 39 points against Florida, but props to Perrantes for wearing these classic Kobes.

Nike Kobe 8 “Venice Beach”, Worn by Isaiah Briscoe

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Image courtesy of Vaughts Views

I give credit to someone who can match a unique shoe with their team’s colors. I also give credit to anyone who can wear unique shoes that don’t go with their team’s colors at all. That’s exactly what Isaiah Briscoe did here, and he owned it.

Jordan 11 “Space Jam”, Worn by Malik Monk

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Image courtesy of SLAM

Too easy.

Nike Kobe 5 “Fade to Black”, Worn by Malik Monk

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Image courtesy of NCAAKicks

Malik Monk has shoe game. End of Story.

Custom Nike PG1 “Big Blue”, Worn by Malik Monk

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Image courtesy of fansided
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Image courtesy of dongtw.com

It was hard to find a good shot of these shoes in-game, so here’s a better look. Love the PG1.

Nike Kobe X Elite “Detail”, Worn by De’Aaron Fox

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Heard these are one of the most comfortable basketball shoes to play in, never tried for myself. I’ll take your word for it.

Alonzo Trier, Arizona

Trier is one of the biggest sneakerheads in college basketball. You can read an article on what he likes to wear here.

Nike Soldier 10, Worn by Miles Bridges

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Michigan State vs Penn State
Image courtesy of MSUToday

Had a hard time finding a good picture of Miles wearing these in the tournament, but here they are. He wore the Soldier 10 almost all year, but this green/gold colorway is one of the best I’ve seen.

Jordan 11 “Cool Grey”, Worn by Theo Pinson

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Image courtesy of reviewjournal

Theo didn’t have a great end to the season, but he looked good doing it. He started wearing these around conference tournament time and kept wearing them through the NCAA championship game. Hats off to you, Champ.

 

-Ethan

4/6/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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