The NBA will allow players to wear shoes of any color this upcoming season to promote expression, Nick DePaula of ESPN reports. With Nike ditching traditional home/away jerseys last season, the change for shoes follows the loosening of fashion restrictions. DePaula also details the few restrictions still in place for shoes:
The only ongoing restrictions will regard third-party logos, which still will have to be preapproved by the league office before making their way to the court. Custom hand-painted sneakers, often made just days before being worn, surged in popularity last season. The league will continue to look closely at any third-party logos, as last season saw everything from nonapproved movie cover artwork to podcast logos to charity organization icons sneak onto the hardwood.
You can read more about the lifting of shoe color restrictions here.
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