As a sneakerhead, Raptors supporter, and basketball enthusiast I felt this would be perfect blog material for a post. As I was compiling this list I was somewhat surprised that several players are wearing the same shoe this season. Another noteworthy point is that with the exception of the Kobe V, the retail price points of these shoes are not in the upper shoe price range like Jordans or Lebrons are. Most of the shoes the Toronto Raptors are wearing this season would cost approximately $100 retail for the everyday fan or basketball player.
I will update this list throughout the season as I notice Raptors’ players wearing new shoes. Of course there are both road and home colourways for each shoe (plus special games like on & around St. Patrick’s Day where they will sport green unis and matching kicks). For now, here’s a list and a look at what the Toronto Raptors are sporting on their feet so far this season. (Click the photo once each link is open to enlarge it for a better look at each player’s sneakers.)
Jarrett Jack – Nike Zoom Hyperfuse
Andrea Bargnani – Nike Air Max Hyped
David Andersen - _rapt.jpg">Nike Air Max Hyped
DeMar DeRozan - Nike Kobe V (Player Edition)
Amir Johnson - _rapt.jpg">Nike Kobe V (Player Edition)
(His number 15 is stitched on side of heel. Here's another colourway courtesy of Amir himself via @Raptors)
Julian Wright - _rapt.jpg">Nike Zoom Hyperfuse
(I know you can't see them very well in this photo, but trust me they are the Hyperfuse )
Leandro Barbosa - adidas Pro Model 2010 Lux
Jose Calderon - _rapt.jpg">Li-Ning Calderon (Player Edition)
(Not positive of the exact model name of Jose's new Li-Ning shoe, as it's different than ones he's worn previously, but you can see Calderon's Li-Ning signature logo in white on the tongue.)
Joey Dorsey - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse
Marcus Banks - Nike Zoom Hyperfuse
Ed Davis - Nike
(Ed also wore Nike & Jordan Brand during his UNC college days, due to UNC having a Nike/Jordan Brand contract)
Solomon Alabi - Yet to be verified.
*All photos are linked from and courtesy of Yahoo Sports/Getty Images & Raptors.com/Ron Turenne/NBAE unless otherwise noted.