Blake Griffin All-Star Game Shoes: Breaking Down and Grading Flashy New Kicks

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIFebruary 17, 2013

Photo via @darrenrovell
Photo via @darrenrovell

Blake Griffin lit up the NBA All-Star Game with a strong and dominant performance. However, most people were talking about his flashy new kicks.

ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell posted a close-up picture of the shoes that Griffin wore for the All-Star Game.

At first glance, you notice one thing. Your eyes are blinded by the highlighter-esque color that the shoes have been splashed with. It's about all you notice.

But in comparison to the multi-colored rainbow ice cream style that the Los Angeles Clippers star has donned previously, they're really quite nice overall.

Griffin's kicks have got a distinct simplicity to them which you don't always see from an All-Star shoe—perhaps a subtle comment about the forward's game at the moment. Yet whilst they're simply, it's a stylish simple—just like Griffin himself.

You might not consider fluro green simple, but compared to Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant's shoes, they're definitely simply. And when they allow him to do this throughout the game, we're pretty sure that the shoes are allowed to look and be however they want.

Blake can fly, and that's all that matters.

Personally, I don't mind the fluro. It's not complicated and the black top makes them easier to look at every time you glance back to them.

Overall—8.5 out of 10.


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