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These Are the Banned Basketball Shoes Beloved by the Kardashians

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It seems like the Kardash-Jenners, patron saints of both athleisure and curve-embracing everything, can only exist in either sneakers or sky-high heels. When they're not busy repping Puma, Nike Flyknits, or Yeezy Boosts (obvi), the megastar family prefers to sweat in an LA-based footwear brand that just so happens to be outlawed from the courts.

As seen in one of Khloé Kardashian's recent snaps (Exhibit A), the clan has Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) on heavy rotation. The brand made a major mark six years ago when its Concept 1 shoes were banned by the NBA due to "undue competitive advantage," and it's now helping the world's most famous family outrun casually stroll by paparazzi.

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Exhibit A: APL apparently hooked Khloé up with nine pairs of their Techloom Pro kicks, which are "inspired by the shape of a feather" and feature cushions made from a proprietary material called Propelium.

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Khloé's also a fan of APL's Ascend training shoes (as is Kylie Jenner), which will cost non-Kardashians $185 and feature "an articulated eye row provides flexible lockdown" (sounds fancy).

Kourtney digs the Techloom Pros (above) and the Techloom Phantoms, which she wore to LAX after visiting her twin LiLo in London.

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Khloé's limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness x APL trainers in action.

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A closeup of those do-gooder kicks.

Here's Kim in the dayglow green Windchill sneakers, which Kendall Jenner sported while hiking with Jaden Smith and pals. Wonder if she borrowed from her big sis?

The sneakers are available for $140 to $185 online at APL's site and at cool retailers like Revolve and Shopbop, to name a few.