2019 has been a year to remember for not just basketball footwear, but also the sneaker culture as whole – from Nike unveiling their first ever automatic-lacing basketball shoe, to adidas Hoops unveiling the first ever laceless basketball shoe, and even New Balance re-entering the basketball market – 2019 is a year true sneakerheads won’t forget. While most true fans of sneakers despise resellers, they do provide that exclusivity, and scope of freedom to allow us to purchase some of the most anticipated, sold out kicks that have ever released – at a ridiculous cost, of course.
Today, we’re bringing you a look at the best basketball shoe samples from 2019 (thus far). Obviously the year isn’t over yet, so we’ll be updating this article until the end of 2019, if new samples do leak of course. However, a shoe doesn’t just “release”. There is so much planning involved that companies must do to actually put a shoe into retail production, which includes wear testing, and creating samples of shoes. And for those wondering, we don’t be including “leaks” of shoes like the PG 4 as they are simply leaks, and we have no insight or confirmation if they are samples or not. Here’s your look at the best basketball shoe samples from this groundbreaking year.
Nike KD 12 Flyknit
Nike PG 3
Marvel x adidas Harden Vol. 3 ‘War Machine’
Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Triple Black’
adidas D.O.N. Issue #1 Pronounced Heel
ANTA KT5 Sample
ANTA KT 4 Sample
adidas Harden Vol. 3 ‘McDonald’s All American’ Sample
adidas Crazy BYW X 2 Samples