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John Wall's new signature shoe is... interesting

Posted on: October 18, 2010 3:39 pm
Edited on: October 18, 2010 3:42 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Reebok released pictures of John Wall's new signature shoe the ZigTech Slash Limited Edition Gold Colorway and well, let's just say the reaction has been mixed. Mixed as in most people think they are hideous.

Have a look:

Wall signed a reported $25 million deal with Reebok this summer to be one of their top endorsers. So his signature shoe is definitely one of the prized releases by the company. But as savvy NBA business-head Nate Jones said, the key to a signature shoe is both style and substance. It's got to be a shoe somebody doesn't just want to run a couple of pick-up games on, but also a pair of kicks that you can wear with some jeans and a t-shirt. I don't know if Wall's ZigTech Slashes are something you want to be seen in off the blacktop.

Reebok has a pretty good history with good shoes too. For instance, Allen Iverson's "The Question" model is one of the most famous pair of sneakers ever. They were simple and cool. And now, we have this. Quite a difference.

Now obviously this isn't the only shoe Wall has. It's just the gold colorway. But still, the whole design isn't wonderful. I'm no Russ Bengtson or Lang Whitaker, but still, I can tell a shoe that isn't something the masses will love. Paired with the Wizards blue and gold uniforms? Yeah, they'll look good. On you going to a movie with friends? Not so much.

But at the same time, if you want to pay me $25 million to wear these shoes, I'll totally do it Reebok. Just letting you know.

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Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:17 pm

John Wall's new signature shoe is... interesting

These shoes sum up the entire Wizards team. UGLY

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:56 pm

John Wall's new signature shoe is... interesting


Maybe if they made em look like dancin shoes he could pull off his trademark John Wall dance in them...

Those things are hideous.....whats the price tag for a pair of those things.....

they might not look as bad in like, black, or some other color scheme.....

Hey for 25 million Id wear em if they were pink

Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 4:44 pm

John Wall's new signature shoe is... interesting

Yeah, Nate Jones is so savvy his blog post was disappeared. I guess you all forget that 99% of these shoes are made for TV, rather than made for live eyes. Let's judge Reebok's choice of color, style, etc. when we see them on television (their "Zig-Tech" design and its utter failure to have any meaningful function at all is what is truly awful about this, or any other of their shoes of similar design).

Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 4:03 pm

John Wall's new signature shoe is... interesting

Everyone's hating now, but everyone aint John Wall.

Whens he's rockin these (Ya even the gold colour scheme) on the court and killin cats, then everyone will be rockin these.

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