Nike unveiled its entire NBA All-Star Weekend sneaker lineup today. The Swoosh will be dropping a pack of special-edition Nike Basketball sneakers alongside efforts from Jordan Brand and Converse.
NBA All-Star 2020 marks a return to the area where the league’s ’90s dynasty was born. Due to Michael Jordan’s importance to both Chicago and basketball as a whole, as well as the sneaker community, this All-Star Weekend figures to be especially significant to a lot of NBA fans.
Headlining Jordan Brand’s NBA All-Star drop is the New Beginnings pack, which consists of two silhouettes that ushered in Michael Jordan’s arrival to the brand: the Nike Air Ship PE and the Air Jordan 1 High. Another standout from the collection is the “Retro U” Air Jordan 3. This bold red sneaker features “Nike CHI” branding in place of the usual “Nike Air.” Joining these models is a retro Air Jordan 9 with iridescent trim, multiple colorways of the Air Jordan 1, two colorways of the Why Not? Zer0. 3, and two colorways of the Air Jordan 34.
All the sneakers from Nike’s All-Star 2020 line up
Nike Basketball’s NBA All-Star 2020 collection consists of the brand’s top players’ signature sneakers in special colorways, led by LeBron James’ LeBron 17 in a “Monstars” iteration. This particular release is a nod to the cartoonish villains from James’ upcoming movie, Space Jam 2. The assortment also includes a Chicago-inspired Kyrie 7 in red, Kevin Durant’s KD 12 in a colorway that references the flag of Chicago, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s debut signature shoe, the Zoom Freak 1, inspired by Coming to America, and a tie-dye version of Paul George’s PG4.
All the sneakers from Converse’s All-Star 2020 line up
Converse keeps things slightly more classic. The brand’s assortment draws from its rich basketball heritage, all while spotlighting a new aesthetic. Here, we find new colorways applied to performance and lifestyle silhouettes such as the Pro Leather, Chuck 70, and All Star Pro BB.
NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 takes place February 14 to February 16 in Chicago, Illinois.