The 13 Most Important Basketball Sneakers of 2013

2013 brought us incredible sneaker technology and the resurgence of some of the hottest kicks of yesteryear. STACK compiles the most important sneakers of 2013.

Nike KD VI

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Nike KD VI

The KD V met with a lukewarm reaction, so Nike went back to the drawing board and completely re-imagined how Kevin Durant's next signature shoe should look. They came up with an ultra low-top with a lightweight tongue that resembles a soccer shoe more than a basketball sneaker. But it worked. The colorways are phenomenal (from the playful "PB & J" to a yellow/black/blue model that features patent leather on the toebox), and the chroma option via Nike ID lets you add some serious flash to your personal pair. With guys like Jarrett Jack and J.R. Smith rocking the VIs on a regular basis, Nike's KD line has bounced back nicely. (Zirm)

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The KD V met with a lukewarm reaction, so Nike went back to the drawing board and completely re-imagined how Kevin Durant's next signature shoe should look. They came up with an ultra low-top with a lightweight tongue that resembles a soccer shoe more than a basketball sneaker. But it worked. The colorways are phenomenal (from the playful "PB & J" to a yellow/black/blue model that features patent leather on the toebox), and the chroma option via Nike ID lets you add some serious flash to your personal pair. With guys like Jarrett Jack and J.R. Smith rocking the VIs on a regular basis, Nike's KD line has bounced back nicely. (Zirm)


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