Mon Rubio

And now for something #SoPinoy (aka we have lot of readers from the Philippines).

This past weekend, UAAP Season 79 kicked off and it’s a new era for the country’s most well-known college basketball tournament. After a five-year stretch that many would argue was among the best the college scene had ever seen, there are many new faces taking on the legacy that the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks. And in a hoops crazed country like the Philippines (there are books about our passion for the game), everybody is eager to see who will step up and be the next stars. Personally, I’m partial to some twins from Ateneo, but whatever…

As you might expect from a country that loves hoops, the Philippines also loves their sneakers. It might not be the same frenzy as it here in the US, but there is a vibrant and thriving sneaker culture in the Philippines that compares favorably to the rest of the world. Why else would Kobe Bryant swear by the motherland and Nike Basketball would released exclusives there first? So in honor of UAAP Season 79 and because I needed something for Fun With NIKEiD today, here are team-specific colorways of their current signature shoes the Nike KD 9, Nike Kyrie 2, Nike Kobe 11 Elite and Nike LeBron Soldier 10 (we didn’t use the LeBron 13 because honestly no one cares and the Zoom Soldier 10 has overshadowed it in every way) for all eight teams.

1Ateneo Blue Eagles

NIKEiD UAAP - Ateneo - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - Ateneo - Kyrie 2

NIKEiD UAAP - Ateneo - Soldier 10


2De La Salle Green Archers

NIKEiD UAAP - La Salle - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - La Salle - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - La Salle - Soldier 10

3Adamson Soaring Falcons

NIKEiD UAAP - Adamson - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - Adamson - Soldier 10

4FEU Tamaraws (Defending Champs)

NIKEiD UAAP - FEU - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - FEU - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - FEU - Soldier 10

5NU Bulldogs

NIKEiD UAAP - NU - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - NU - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - NU - Soldier 10

6UE Red Warriors

NIKEiD UAAP - UE - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - UE - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - UE - Soldier 10

7UP Fighting Maroons

NIKEiD UAAP - UP - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - UP - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - UP - Soldier 10

8UST Growling Tigers

NIKEiD UAAP - UST - Kobe 11 NIKEiD UAAP - UST - Kyrie 2 NIKEiD UAAP - UST - Soldier 10