The Greek Freak 1s and Kyrie’s SpongeBob-themed kicks are the most popular choices of sneakers this season

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo by Tristan Tamayo

One thing I noticed about the UAAP this season is that the arena has now become a fashion runway. It’s where players show off their sense of style and taste for apparel and shoes. One in particular is the customized basketball sneakers that these players have done on the hardwood this season. Here are some of the best customize sneakers we’ve seen so far:

Ricci Rivero: PG3 x Lion King

UP’s Ricci Rivero brought out Paul George 3 kicks designed with the character of Simba from the iconic Disney movie “Lion King.”

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Thirdy Ravena: Greek Freak 1s x My Hero Academia characters

Playing against the FEU Tamaraws, Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena wore Greek Freak 1s with a “Boku No Hero Academia” theme.

Shaun Ildefonso: Lebron 16 lows x Black Panther

The older Ildefonso brother customized the LeBron 16 lows featuring the “king of Wakanda” in a winning effort against the FEU Tamaraws last Wednesday.

DLSU Green Archers: Greek Freak 1 x Green Archers

This year, the Green Archers were given the Greek Freak 1 customized with the team’s colors.

Kyrie Irving 5 x SpongeBob kicks

The Kyrie Irving 5 SpongeBob collection was released just last month and a number of superstars have already rocked the shoes on the court. From Thirdy Ravena to Juan Gomez de Liaño, and Ricci Rivero, the SpongeBob-themed shoes are clearly a popular choice.

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