“It’s gotta be the shoes!!” - Mars Blackmon
The sneaker community has some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the world. People dedicate their lives to ammassing an amazing collection of kicks. As a sneakerhead I can tell you that there is no better feeling than pulling up to an event with a crispy pair of exclusive kicks.
One of the most beautiful things about sneakers is they often come out at a fairly reasonable price point when they arrive at box price. As a result, you see people from all walks of life in some of the most amazing sneakers everyday. Over the past 15 years, you have seen love of sneakers dominate television shows, commercials and sports. From Seinfeld, to The Fresh Prince, to Lil’ Penny, it was message was clear: It’s all about what’s on your feet.
Today, we are starting our “Great Feets” article, dedicated to players we see with some of the most stylish on court sneakers. Recently we sat down with NJ Sparks wing Kaelynn Satterfield at the Frankie Williams Classic to discuss her passion for sneakers, his top 3 sneakers all time, what sneakers are currently in her rotation on the court and more. --Christian Mordi @thedribbledrop
TheDribbleDrop: Let’s talk sneakers. On the on the court, which ones do you prefer: Nike, Under Armour or Adidas and why?
Kaelynn Satterfield: I would rank them:
It’s something about Nike that grabs me. It’s virtually all I wear on the court. Under Armour is next. I like the push advertising wise of the brand. They have done great work with Steph Curry. Adidas is more like a casual, off court walking sneaker to me.
TheDribbleDrop: Off the court, who’s making the best non-Jordan basketball shoe that you would wear casually?
Kaelynn Satterfield: Off the court I’m pretty laid back. I pretty much wear Vapormax and Vans.
TheDribbleDrop: What were three of the best sneakers you wore this year in regards to style and comfort on or off the court?
Kaelynn Satterfield: I have a pair of Lebron 15’s that were custom made for my high school, Christ The King. Those are very comfortable.
I have a pair of Lebron Soldiers. I got those customized as well.
I love Kyrie’s. I have a couple pairs of those as well.
TheDribbleDrop: It seems like kids are wearing more lightweight, low top sneakers that can sometimes leave the ankle a bit vulnerable. We want protection, but it often comes at the price of the shoe being a bit bulky. What are your thoughts on this explosion on low tops and comfort vs. protection?
Kaelynn Satterfield: I mean, I will play in anything, low top or high top. It seems like nowadays the low top sneakers look a little bit better though. Style wise, a lot of kids rock those for the games.
TheDribbleDrop: Today you played in the Frankie Williams Classic. What were you wearing today? Any significance to the shoes?
Kaelynn Satterfield: I wore the Retro Air Jordan XXXII. They wore these in the Jordan Brand Classic game. They shot us a pair of these today. They were pretty comfortable.
TheDribbleDrop: In 5-10 years, which players sneaker will be worn more on and off the floor by your generation: Lebron, Kyrie or Kevin Durant?
Kaelynn Satterfield: Honestly I feel like it may be someone new. 10 years from now, it may be a new wave, like Jayson Tatum.
TheDribbleDrop: What are your Top Sneakers of all time?
Kaelynn Satterfield: 1-Vapormax (I rock those heavy)
2-Retro Jordan 3.
3-Retro Jordan 11. The Space Jams.
TheDribbleDrop: If you were a Jordan Executive and you had the chance to sign one member of this rookie class to Jordan because you think he will be the most productive player and have the biggest fan base, who would you choose and why?
Kaelynn Satterfield: I would choose Gabby Williams. I think she is a tough all around player with a strong fan base.