After establishing Kawhi Leonard as the face of its basketball division, New Balance has now unveiled the NBA star’s first signature shoe. Simply dubbed “KAWHI,” the court-ready footwear was designed in partnership with Kawhi and continues some elements of the New Balance OMN1S.
Set in a white-based debut colorway, the basketball shoe features a midcut silhouette with a technical mesh base reinforced by matching heat-welded overlays and synthetic panels at the toe. Decorative details come in the form of a multicolor embroidered pattern at the midfoot that continues and spreads on the tongue and a frequency grid motif at the ankle. Branding elements come in the form of a distinct 3D New Balance logo at the rear, KAWHI branding on the tongue and the player’s signature on the heel tab. Elevating the shoe is a sculpted foam midsole paired with a treaded icey rubber sole.
Take a look at Kawhi Leonard’s New Balance KAWHI above and look for the signature shoe to receive a limited release this Spring with a wider global release coming in the Fall.
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