Kawhi Leonard debuts his latest signature shoe tonight in Milwaukee, the New Balance Kawhi III Alpha Predator.
Kawhi’s latest shoe will drop February 10 at NewBalance.com for $160. Interestingly, this shoe features a carbon fiber plate built into the FuelCell cushioning system, which “offers a propulsive energy return feeling,” according to NB. We’ve seen carbon fiber insoles (VKTRY) that have shown performance benefits, and this new tech from New Balance builds that right into the shoe. Doesn’t it also look like a raptor’s foot? Just sayin’.
The aesthetic shows a Jordan 5 influence with the open mesh panel, but with modern materials like a lightweight seamless half-bootie that connects directly to the tongue. Paint splattered midsoles and a touch of reptile make these a great look on or off-court, in my opinion.
According to NB, more colorway releases are planned which “tap into the mind of Kawhi such as Recharged Chakra, Lunar New Year, Sacred Geometry and even some that pull from New Balance’s partners and iconic colors.”
What’s your take?
Might cop these for Spring Training. 13 Days!!!