As we take our first steps of the new year, it's time to reflect back on the dopest hoops kicks of 2015.


#5.  Nike Kobe X


Kobe singlehandedly brought the functional low-top back into the performance mix. As he exits stage left towards the next step of his career, he leaves us with another set of dope kicks to take with us.

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#4. Under Armour Curry Two


The Golden State Warriors are not the only business entity that have benefitted from their professional relationship with the NBA’s reigning MVP, Steph Curry. Under Armour is now a major player in the hoops footwear game, dropping something much more stylish than anything that Adidas has popping right now for James Harden, Derrick Rose or John Wall.

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#3. Jordan Brand CP3.IX


This shoe ain’t for big men, but rather slick guards who are constantly changing speeds and directions. Chris Paul’s game might be overshadowed right now by what Steph Curry is doing, but that’s just for people who don’t really understand basketball. CP3 is still killing it at the point, just like his signature shoe.

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#2. Nike KD 8


Incredibly lightweight, the shoe is similar to KD’s game. It might not appear to be strong upon first glance, but the comfort and flexibility mean that much like the Easy Money Sniper, it’s not only light, but locked, loaded and fresh to impress on and off the court.

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#1. Nike Kyrie 2


Kyrie’s game is all about fluidity and unexpected funkiness. He’s in constant motion on the floor. With Kobe retiring and Chris Paul entering the end of his prime years, Kyrie now assumes the mantle as Nike’s premiere perimeter spokesman, both with his play and his shoes.

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