Here’s an Illustrated Look at the Signature Sneakers of the 2014-15 NBA Season (Gallery)

illustrated preview signature sneakers of the 2014-15 nba season

The 2014-15 NBA season is finally here. What does that mean?

Well, to some people that means seven glorious months of the greatest basketball on earth. But to others is means seven months of ogling and lusting after…sneakers. (You thought I was going to say cheerleaders, didn’t you?)

No other major pro sport is quite like basketball in this respect. People don’t wait in line outside Footlocker for days on end to get the latest Peyton Manning cleats, and they certainly don’t line up outside wherever it is you buy hockey stuff to get the latest Sidney Crosby skates.

But sneakers? People are bonkers for sneakers. They are social status symbols completely integrated into contemporary fashion. In fact, they’re kind of like New Era baseball caps—except sneakers are a lot more expensive, and nobody lines up outside the New Era store for limited edition David Ortiz Red Sox caps.

Anyway, I mention all this because the folks over at Soul Collector commissioned illustrator David Park to create a preview of the 10 hottest signature sneakers of the 2014-15 NBA season. And they’re pretty awesome.

Take a look:

Nice, right?

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