44 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Monday, September 16, 2013
By Robby Kalland


We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year.  With 44 days left, today’s is…

Atlanta Hawks v San Antonio Spurs

Hawks Footwear

The return of the NBA season will also mean the return of new shoes and Mike Scott’s “Sock Saturdays.” Every season shoe companies introduce their new lines of signature shoes as well as player-exclusive models that are showcased on the court by NBA players. Specialty models are also put out on special dates, such as Christmas Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which feature holiday color schemes. Last season, many of the Hawks’ players wore Nike’s grey and orange MLK Day shoes. In Summer League this season, the Hawks’ players got stylish and adventurous with their shoe colors, as you can see from some of the photos on the right.  This season we are looking forward to more exciting new shoe debuts and see what will become the new trends.

Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat

Keeping with our footwear theme, we will also be graced with the return of Mike Scott’s Sock Saturday. Last year, Mike began wearing a different pair of unique socks to the arena each Saturday and posting photos on Instagram. Mike’s socks had a wide range of patterns and designs from fruit, to the weather, to animals.

We can’t wait to see what new and outrageous socks Mike will be introducing us to this season.  You can follow him on Instagram @mikescott__

We also want your input.  What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game

Sock photo courtesy @mikescott__ via Instagram, player photos by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images

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