How an athlete prepares to play is a matter of personal preference. Some famously toss chalk, others meticulously mark midsoles with motivational phrases. Point guard De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings, guard Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, guard Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks and center Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury each have their rituals too. Their musts are highlighted in the new Pregame Pack, a collection of Nike and Jordan Brand silhouettes.

Air Jordan 1 Mid: Mindfulness (Luka Dončić)

Inspired by Luka’s zen pre-game routine, this Air Jordan 1 Mid features a cool, tranquil palette of greens and violets. Both heels feature the opaque phrases, “Breathe & Center” and “Center & Breathe.”

The Air Jordan I Mid “Mindfulness” releases April 30 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and

Air Jordan 1 Mid SE “Mindfulness”
Style Code: CW5853-100
Release Date: April 30, 2020
Price: $125 USD

Nike Air Force 1: Music (De’Aaron Fox and Brittney Griner)

Before games, Fox and Griner pump themselves up with some tunes. Outlined in Neptune Green, the Swoosh and the heel tab feature a lenticular design inspired by acoustic waveforms. An amplified design, using hotter reds and yellows, appears on the lateral forefoot and on the sockliner.

The Nike Air Force 1 “Music” releases May 14th at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and online at

Nike Air Force 1 “Music”
Release Date: May 14, 2020

Nike Blazer Mid ’77: Motivation (Ben Simmons)

Before a game, Simmons remembers the reason he plays: his mom, his family and his community. This motivation inspires the Blaze Mid “Motivation.” The suede, cracked-gray upper is the canvas for two graphics and phrases on the shoe’s lateral side — “Heart in the Game” on one, and “Pride & Passion” on the other. “Dedication” and “Motivation” read on the back heel tabs.

The Nike Blazer Mid ’77 “Motivation” releases May 21st at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and online at

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 “Motivation”
Release Date: May 21, 2020


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