Kawhi Leonard played some of his best games in the Air Jordan XXXI, but his lowest lows came in the sequel rocking the Air Jordan XXXII.
Much like the XXXI, the XXXII took influences from the Air Jordan 2. This includes a large “Wings” logo on the tongue and large heel ridges that look similar to the AJ2. The upper features a thick knit material that moves with your foot while still remaining durable for game action. The cushioning goes back to basics, replacing the protruding full length Zoom Air unit with large volume units in the heel and forefoot. The forefoot is further surrounded with a FlightSpeed plate, allowing the bouncy unit to sit directly below your foot and directly above the floor for extra spring.
The shoe played well on-court, but Leonard hardly wore them after his injury against Zaza Pachulia and the Warriors. Leonard would go on to play just 9 games in the 2017-18 season in the XXXII (low-top version) before coming back in late 2018 after his trade to the Toronto Raptors. Kawhi was still rocking the XXXII despite being signed to New Balance, which had just reestablished their basketball division and signing the Klaw.