While the special MVP shoes that Nike whipped together in honor of LeBron James' fourth MVP Award caused quite the stir, they were hardly the best sneakers trotted out so far for this year's playoffs.
In fact, with the number of ridiculous designs that were haphazardly thrown together for this shoe, I would go as far as to say that these were some of the worst shoes worn thus far. It's probably not too bad of a bet to go ahead and consider them the worst shoes of the playoffs either.
Hell, these things were so bad that LeBron shot 1-o-6 in the first half and ended up changing them at halftime of Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls:
LeBron has changed out of his "unique" first-half shoes, you know, the ones that make you miss shots.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 7, 2013
Okay, so that probably wasn't the shoes.
The only thing you can really conclude about these shoes is that they look ridiculous, and they made LeBron's feet sparkle and shine for a solid half.
Most of the rest of the league has been on point, however. With retros making their way back to the court left and right, and a few customs coming along as well, I have to share my favorites with you guys.
Some of them are ridiculously colorful like the dudes who donned them (and like LeBron's MVP shoes), but others are tamer and slicker for some tamer and slicker players.