Aside from the high-level competition, a lot of basketball fans also look forward to seeing their favorite athlete’s sneaker game. @kicksmvp checks out some of the top pairs worn on court during the regular season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).

Some athletes prefer substance over style, but you gotta hand it to those who can do both. A couple of guys pulled out some fire retros, while others rocked the newest silhouettes. We made sure you see most of the eye-catching colorways worn, so check out the list to see if you agree with what caught our attention this season.


HONORABLE MENTIONS


Nike LeBron XV ‘Black/Gold’

Kenny Chien, Formosa Dreamers



ASICS Gelburst ’20th’

So Chi Lok, Hong Kong Eastern



Nike KD 10 ‘Still KD’

Mario Wuysang, CLS Knights Indonesia



PEAK Hurricane 3 PE ‘PP69’

Darongphan Apiromvilaichai, Mono Vampire



Nike Kobe AD NXT ‘Wolf Grey’

Mikh McKinney, Chong Son Kung Fu



Adidas Dame 4 ‘Legacy’

Ng Hanbin, Singapore Slingers



Nike Kobe 10 Elite Low ‘X-Mas’

Joshua Munzon, Malaysia Dragons



Nike Hyperdunk 08 ‘Whiteout’

Sandy Febiansyakh Kurniawan, CLS Knights Indonesia



Nike Kobe AD Mid ‘Port Wine’

Caelan Tiongson, Chong Son Kung Fu



Air Jordan 12 ‘Bordeaux’

Freddie Lee Jones, CLS Knights Indonesia


We tried very hard to keep the list to just ten pairs, but some of them were just too noteworthy to omit. Now here are the ten who made the actual cut:


TOP TEN


10. Under Armour Curry 1 ‘MVP Pack’

Kelvin Lim, Singapore Slingers



9. Nike Zoom Kobe 3 ‘Lower Merion’

Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Alab Pilipinas



8. Jordan 31 Low ‘Quai 54’

Sandy Febiansyakh Kurniawan, CLS Knights Indonesia



7. Jordan 8 ‘Three-Peat’

Renaldo Balkman, Alab Pilipinas



6. Jordan 32 ‘MVP’

Justin Brownlee, Alab Pilipinas



5. Nike Kyrie 4 ‘All Star’

Maxie Esho, Saigon Heat



4. Nike Lebron 15 ‘Hollywood’

Wong Yi Hou, Malaysia Dragons



3. Nike Zoom Kobe 3

Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Alab Pilipinas



2. Air Jordan 32 ‘Chinese New Year’

Sandy Febiansyakh Kurniawan, CLS Knights Indonesia



1. Nike Air Max CB34

Renaldo Balkman, Alab Pilipinas


After four unique appearances on the page, we gotta hand the regular season @kicksmvp to Alab Pilipinas’ Renaldo Balkman. He ain’t no Round Mound of Rebound, but the former NBA veteran was killing it both in the statsheets and in the style department, especially when he wore the clean but mean retro release of the Nike CB34 II “Suns” during one of the longest win-streaks in league history.

Two guys also came pretty close to the top: the reigning local MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. of Alab Pilipinas made a strong case after wearing three different colorways of the Nike Zoom Kobe III retros, while Indonesian sharpshooter Sandy Febiansyakh showed us a slew of 2008 Hyperdunks and the latest Jordan silhouettes.

The regular season of the ABL may have been over, but we still have the entire postseason to spot more on-feet fire. Did you think nobody was looking? Let us know what we missed.

Photo credits: Mix Gatpandan, Jason Chan, Glenn Michael Tan, Rocky Padila, Yoga Prakasita, Max Ng, and Alex Anggriawan.
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