We’ve already gotten a look at this year’s NBA All-Star uniforms, as the adidas threads were unveiled in early December. They’re pretty fantastic, but All-Star Weekend’s official socks — revealed this week by Stance — are going to make the entire ensemble even better.
Three separate pairs of socks are going to be rolled out for the events on February 12-14 in Toronto, and Stance provided some details into the designs via a press release sent out on Thursday.
The sock designs draw on elements of the All-Star Game uniform as well the sights and attitude of the ever-popular host city.
The Western Conference sock, which is red-and-white, and the Eastern Conference sock, a complimentary blue-and-white, are both colored to accentuate the uniform. The embroidered Stance logo on the front of each sock is gold, to represent the magnitude of the 65th All-Star Game, while the NBA logo on the back is encased in a Toronto-associated maple leaf. The cuff of each sock incorporates a ring of multiple colors that pays homage to the same stripe on the uniform. Meanwhile, in an effort to memorialize the Game, the footbed includes the phrase TO16.
The All-Star Game is not the only event getting a commemorative on-court sock in Toronto. On Friday night, during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, rookies and sophomores will don special footwear. The black-and-gold sock owes its design to both the event’s uniform and the Toronto Raptors’ alternate team colors. The gold Stance and NBA embroideries serve as a reminder of the gravity of the event.
The socks are pretty cool, and if you’re interested in copping a pair for yourself, each of them can be purchased on the NBA Store’s official website for $28 apiece.
Footwear typically draws a lot of interest during NBA All-Star Weekend, so now that we know the socks are pretty great, all that’s left to do is see what sneakers the stars pull out to bring it all together.