The 2021-22 NBA season has been a washout for Kawhi Leonard. Due to the odd timing of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers forward missed the following season due to a torn ACL suffered in July 2021. However, Leonard was seen training ahead of games in March 2022 Soon, fans will be able to purchase the shoes Leonard chose as his comeback kicks.
New Balance is releasing the KAWHI II ‘Black Out’ colorway on July 14th. Fans can pick up the black/white colorway for $159.99 on New Balance’s website as well as other sneaker stores.
According to New Balance, the hoop shoes were designed for a positionless style of play and combined the best of New Balance’s performance technologies. The shoe features a FuelCell midsole, providing “ultimate energy return and support to stay explosive all game long.”
Plus, the new full-length performance plate is designed specifically for Leonard’s cutting, jumping and stability. The upper is designed with Fit Weave Lite, “a very light, almost transparent mesh that contains woven fibers for a better fit and support”. To complete the signature feel, the outsole, midsole and upper detailing are modeled around Leonard’s legendary large hand that grips the shoe.
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New Balance has proven itself capable of competing with other major sportswear brands. The Boston-based company makes lifestyle and performance gear more popular than ever. Once Leonard is back on the court, it will only provide more fuel for the fire. Stay locked in FanNation Kicks for the latest news, updates, and interviews.
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