14 best purple Nike basketball shoes

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An intermediate between blue and red, purple is a color of positivity. Studies claim that if a person’s favorite color is purple, he denotes a free and gentle spirit. His personality is described as someone the needy can run to. When it comes to religious aspects, purple means royalty or priesthood. It is the result after mixing red and blue which are equivalent to the flesh and the word of God respectively.

The probable reason why purple Nike basketball shoes exists is because the color is valued as ambitious, powerful, wise, devoted, independent, and magical. All these characteristics are seen in the signature athletes trusted by Nike to sell their innovative footwear.

Prominent Purple Nike Basketball Shoes

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Nike Hyperdunk X

The Hyperdunk series of Nike started way back 2008.  The 2018 X model celebrates its tenth year. These purple and white Nike basketball shoes are available in mid and low tops. These were released in August 2018. These purple Nike women’s basketball shoes are available in the Hyperdunk 2018 Low.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low

Kobe Bryant dedicated the Hyper Grape purple and black Nike basketball shoes to the King of Pop. The translucent outsole of these Flyknit low-top masterpiece is detailed with the surface of the moon. These Kobe Bryant basketball shoes were released at a whooping $250 on July 12, 2014.

Nike PG 2

One of the prettiest looking Nike purple basketball shoes is the Mamba Mentality colorway of the PG 2. To commemorate Kobe Bryant, the shoe model was released on April 13, 2018 which is Mamba Day. The colorway took inspiration from the Kobe 6 Prelude. The heel of these purple Nike basketball shoes has details of non-basketball related hobbies of Paul George - chess and fishing.

Nike PG 1

By 2019, almost no one remembers the first Paul George signature shoe. These purple and black basketball shoes have been imitated by too many low-cost shoe manufacturers because it is too neat aesthetically. Built for ferocious athletes, the forefoot straps offer an exceptional lockdown for accelerated footwork.

Nike Kyrie 4

Kyrie Irvings purple Nike basketball shoes are available in the LDN PE and Confetti colorways. The Confetti is one of the first colorways of the shoe model. It was released on December 16, 2017 at $120. The LDN PE, or London Player Exclusive, was released on January 18, 2018 and retails at £105.

Nike KD 10

These Kevin Durant men’s purple Nike basketball shoes are inspired by the Santa Monica pier. Leo Chang and his design team made sure that the KD 10 shines with the sunset colors of ocean fog, fuchsia blast and hyper crimson. These sneakers are concluded with a prominent and bright purple Swoosh.

Nike LeBron 15 Low

The LeBron 15 Low Multicolor was first debuted by LeBron James during the 2018 All Star Weekend. These low-top purple Nike basketball shoes were officially released on March 15, 2018 at $150.

Nike Kobe Protro 1

The first ever Kobe Bryant basketball shoe to be retroed, the Protro 1 release was a huge success. The Varsity Purple colorway continues Bryant’s legacy. These purple and black Nike basketball shoes were worn by DeMar DeRozan, and Devin Booker. The Kobe Protro 1 is also available in purple and white Nike basketball shoes in a collaboration with Undefeated. It is a limited edition colorway as the retail store launches its first Hong Kong branch on July 21, 2018.

Nike Zoom Shift 2

Not to forget the overseas side, these budget-friendly purple Nike basketball shoes were released in August 2018. It was not reported when exactly was the stateside release but it is currently available in retail stores. The Zoom Shift series are available in over 15 colorways including purple Nike basketball shoes.

6 best purple Nike basketball shoes

  1. Nike LeBron 16 Low
  2. Nike Zoom Rookie
  3. Nike LeBron Soldier 13
  4. Nike Air More Uptempo
  5. Nike Zoom Rize
  6. Nike Pg 4
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.