NBA star Kawhi Leonard is expanding his slate of signature shoes with New Balance.
Arriving today, the duo have launched the latest New Balance Kawhi III Alpha Predator, the third signature silhouette with the footwear label. The one-of-a-kind shoe aims to elevate Leonard's game and is the first basketball shoe to feature Energy Arc technology. With the help of Energy Arc, the shoe utilizes a full-length FuelCell cushioning system that offers a propulsive energy return feeling, designed to react to the game’s split-second changes. Different from other signature shoes, this one features a carbon fiber arc plate for explosiveness on the court.
Continuing with its minimalist design, the upper features a lightweight knit construction and a seamless half-bootie that connects directly to the tongue. The shoe arrives in a mostly all-black upper while white highlights the tongue and the heel collar. The shoe sits atop a white speckled midsole and a semi-translucent speckled outsole to round out the design. In a statement, Leonard talks about the new shoe, "This season, together with the New Balance design team we decided to tell stories that tap into how I think and attack on the court. So every colorway of the KAWHI III taps into that thinking." He added, "The KAWHI III brings new technology that allows me to take my game to the next level, and that’s super important to me and I am excited for other players to be able to experience it."
In other footwear news, the Nike Air Max Penny 1 has arrived in all-white "Pure Platinum."
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