Kawhi Leonard’s latest sneaker proves that all you really need is love – and a popping colourway – when it comes to design.
Kawhi and New Balance are snowballing into quite the team, having already dropped the KAWHI x JOLLY RANCHER line in 2020. But Kawhi’s latest sneaker moves away from the rainbow palette that the Rancher line became famous for and is simply available as the Neo Flame.
The KAWHI 'Neo Flame' from NBA All-Star ❤️
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The sneaker colour-blocks bright reds and pinks throughout its uppers, while the mesh base and any mixed-material overlays are a mix of the two colours. As seen in the JOLLY RANCHER drop, the middle panel’s braided details are divided amongst three different colours.
Kawhi’s latest sneaker was scheduled to drop for the original NBA All-Star Game, which falls on Valentine’s Day (the game was delayed due to COVID), which perhaps explains why the Neo Flame is an ode to love.
The sneaker’s tongue is adorned with a brilliant red love heart, and instead of New Balance’s usual slogan, “The Intelligent Choice”, Kawhi’s latest sneaker read “The Romantic Choice.”
Awww. Kawhi Leonard’s latest sneaker is the perfect gift for the special person in your life. Nothing says true love like a specialised drop from the best shooting guard in the Eastern conference!
The Kawhi Neo Flame will be available from March 25th and retails for $160