Kevin Love Shoes

Kevin Wesley Love is a professional basketball player born on 7th September 1998, in Santa Monica, California. The power forward is currently playing in National Basketball Association for Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2016 Kevin led Cleveland to the NBA championship. Kevin has also been selected for the NBA All-star team a record 5 times. Kevin also played in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, winning the trophy with the United States basketball team.

Kevin is also a gold medalist at the 2012 Sumer Olympics. In the 2011 season, Kevin recorded the most rebounds in the league and was rewarded with the Most Improved Player award.

Kevin was a prospect since he was in High School playing for Lake Oswego Lakers. He won the High School basketball state championship in 2005 and later was selected for the All-Stars South California team.

Kevin also has Gatorade Player of the year, Pac-10 Player of the year, and freshman of the year. In 2008 Kevin made a tough decision to leave ULCA and appeared in the NBA draft.

He was selected Memphis Grizzlies as their 1st round 5th overall pick. Later that night, they traded him with Minnesota Timberwolves. He was signed by Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and currently playing with them.

Kevin Love shoes

Nike Air Zoom GT Run

nike air zoom gt run

Nike Air Zoom GT Run is the 2nd shoe in the GT lineup worn by Kevin Love while he was in his prime. Let’s get to start with the traction; it is damn lovely. It is squeaky at the solid core, but it isn’t the greatest on the dusty setting as it picks dust quickly.

You should be fine if you’re fond of wiping your shoe after every play. The engineering of this shoe represents a fundamental paradigm in how we construct court shoes. The upper sole of GT Run is all mesh. Though it is a good fit for most foot sizes over time, when you initially get into them, they are pretty hard to get your foot into.

Once you get into the shoe, it expands pretty well, thanks to the mesh. These shoes are surprisingly durable for how light and airy they are. The heel-to-toe drop is shallow due to the double-stacked zoom air unit.

Nike Zoom Rize 2

nike zoom rize 2

Kevin Love started wearing Nike Zoom Rize 2 when he signed a new contract with Cleveland Cavaliers. It won’t be an understatement if we call this shoe one of the best performers of 2019. Some things have been improved since the Rize 1 launch.

It contains Kobe 9-inspired traction, and the decoupled outsole looks impressive. It is a lighter shoe than the zoom rize. The zoom air unit feels fantastic underfoot. Nike recently added Polyurethane print pieces all over the shoe in Rize 2.

It has a good amount of padding and sculpting inside the heel and has this mold that increases mobility and quickness while driving on the court. It also includes a little bit of synthetic in the heel that’s just probably there for durability. The shoe is as close to a one-to-one fit for Love as he has a normal-sized foot.

Nike Hyper Dunk 2017

nike hyperdunk 2017

Firstly, we start with the outsole. Nike Hyper Dunk 2017 has fantastic traction. It was close to level with Kobe 9 traction. It helped Love drive on the court quickly due to his excellent grip. As far as the cushion, Nike has implemented full-length react foam on it.

It is a very dense foam that can create a few problems on a slippery court. For the players like Kevin, who love the firm setup and mainly rely on speed, Hyper Dunk 2017 is perfect as it aids in mobility and quickness.

This shoe features engineered mesh, i.e., soft and durable, and moves amazingly with the foot. Below the engineered mesh is a thin layer of nylon that increases the shoe’s longevity and prevents overstretching to increase the strength of the material.

As Kevin has a wider foot, these sneakers perfectly fit his feet. Within the sole Hyper Dunk has a small torsional shank. On the rear, it contains internal and external heels made of TPU.

Nike Hyper Dunk X

nike hyper dunk x

Nike Hyper Dunk X is the 10th shoe in the Hyper Dunk lineup specially designed for players like Kevin Love. The Traction on this shoe looks fantastic. It’s not quite a herringbone, but it’s very similar. The lateral traction will be beastly when Kevin drives in the court.

The cushion is back to zoom air again from reacting, though it isn’t consistent, driving is good as this is Nike’s signature shoe for basketball. It is very similar to Hyper Dunk 2016’s cushion setup, where they have heels and forefoot zoom air.

Kevin found the heel zoom air unit interesting in this Hyper Dunk X because it’s massive, up to 14 millimeters thick.  The forefoot zoom air unit is standard, right around 6 millimeters. Hyper dunk X offers a mixture between the cushion and court feel, which is fantastic for someone like Kevin, who relies on speed and mobility.

The upper of the shoe is an engineered mesh inspired by Kobe 8 edition. Though when sunk into the shoe, it is not that firm fit as compared to Kobe 8. The mid-foot section of the shoe is neoprene.

Kevin Love High School Career

Kevin Love studied at Lake Oswego high school, where he played basketball. As a freshman, he posted an average of 25.3 points, 3.7 assists, and 15 rebounds per game. His performances made Lake Oswego Lakers win a state championship.

He improved his performance in his senior year by averaging 34 points and 17 rebounds per game. Kevin posted 2628 points in his high school career and became the leading scorer in Oswego school’s history. He has also been rewarded Gatorade athlete of the year in his high school career.

Kevin Love College Career

Kevin went to UCLA, where his college basketball career started. Kevin was expected to play for the Ducks, but instead, he chose UCLA. It made all the fans angry, and he received death threats before the match against Oregon.

Kevin dealt with all these incidents patiently and was rewarded with success throughout his career. Kevin Love won Pac -10 conference championship with UCLA and was also shortlisted in the All-Pac 10 tournament lineup.

Kevin has won multiple awards in his college career, including Freshman of the year and Player of the year. Love posted an average of 17.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Kevin Love Professional Career

NBA Debut Minnesota Timberwolves (2008-14)

Kevin Love made a hard decision to leave UCLA and appeared in the NBA draft in 2008. Memphis Grizzlies selected him in 1st round 5th pick and later traded him to Minnesota Timberwolves. Right from his debut, Kevin started scoring crucial points.

He posted 12 points and 9 rebounds in the final minutes to secure the victory against Sacramento. That season in 2009, Love was shortlisted for the NBA All rookie team and 6th in the Rookie of the Year rankings.

In the 2010 season, Love had some fantastic performances that marked his prime. He posted his career-best 43 points and 17 rebounds against Denver Nuggets. Love contributed enough against GSW on 27th February. He scored 37 points and 23 rebounds and led his team to victory. That season love averaged over 15 rebounds per game.

The season can easily be called his prime year because of improvement in every department. He was also rewarded with the Most Improved Player award. In 2014 Love had the best personal best performance against the Utah Jazz, scoring 1st career triple-double. He posted 37 points, 10 assists, and 12 rebounds. Love became the first player to post 2000 points and 900 rebounds in 1 season.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2014-present)

In 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves traded Kevin Love to Cleveland Cavaliers. He got into the action immediately as he posted his season’s highest 32 points against Los Angeles Lakers, leading them to a victory.

Love gave some fantastic performances in the last 43 games of the season, leading the Cavaliers to 34 wins. Love scored crucial 19 points and 12 rebounds to get over the line against Boston Celtics in the playoffs.

Love became a free agent at the end of the season and was signed again by Cleveland for the 2015 season. After resigning the contract, Love scored 34 points against Orlando, leading the team to an easy victory.

In that season, Cleveland reached to playoffs. Love scored his playoff best, 28 points and 13 rebounds against Toronto Raptors. With that win, they advanced to the finals of the NBA championship. Love had on and off moments against Gold State Warriors in the finals.

The series was tied at 3-3, and every fan around the world was eying the season’s final match. Love scored the most crucial 9 points and 14 rebounds of his career in game seven, leading the team to the NBA championship for the first time after 52 years.

After a few seasons of suffering from injury, Kevin Love marked his presence again in 2021. He posted an average of 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists per game and fell just short of winning NBA Man of the year award voting.

National Team Career

Kevin Love was a part of the US national basketball team. They won FIBA World Championship in 2010. Kevin was also shortlisted for the Olympics team in 2012 and led the team to a gold medal beating Spain in the finals.

Kevin Love Family & Relationship

Kevin Love’s uncle mike started a rock band called The Beach Boys. Kevin has 2 siblings, Collin (his older brother) and Emily (his younger sister). Kevin recently got married to a Canadian model Kate Bock on 25th June 2022, whom he has been dating for the last 5 years. They got engaged the previous year.

Kevin Love Physical Attributes.

Kevin Love is currently 33 years old. He is a humongous basketball athlete measuring last at 6 feet 8 inches and weighing 114kg.

Kevin Love’s Net Worth

Kevin Love is an American basketball professional playing for Cleveland Cavaliers on a $120 million contract that will last for 4 years. Kevin Love currently has a net worth of around $150 million, and he is one of the highest-paid basketball players in the world, ahead of Lebron James.

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