In June 2017, Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green helped unveil Nike React cushioning via the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit, a performance basketball shoe that laid the groundwork for many innovative and performance-ready shoe options. . By signing with Converse, the infamous striker helped open a new chapter in the 100-year-old history of the hoop-focused brand by co-designing the Converse G4, which uses Swoosh’s aforementioned foam solution. On Christmas Day against the Phoenix Suns, the Michigan native released a new ‘One Star brand’ basketball sneaker by asking the question: Did Green finally get his own signature model?
The 31-year-old may not be teammate Steph Curry’s draw, but he has solidified as a force within the NBA over the past five years. In the Warriors’ victory over the Suns on Dec. 25, Green played a total of 34 minutes and had 10 assists and eight rebounds, stats that proved crucial to his team’s “W”. The pair Green wore on the pitch – which he held in his hand before the game as he made his way through the tunnel to the locker room – are more reminiscent of the aforementioned G4 shape, but close inspection reveals a reworked sole. Possibly inspired by the Nike Kobe series, which has become a rare commodity among NBA players since the tragic death of the “Black Mamba” in early 2020, the low-cut silhouette features a high, padded and chiseled heel structure, apparently low at -the midsole and outsole combination. The pair’s all-over black and white pattern blurs many silhouette details, but a bright orange “air ZOOM” logo on the side forefoot reveals that the Swoosh’s beloved cushioning technology has found its way into the shoe. the latest basketball sneaker from Converse. The foam visible in the midsoles features a curved liner throughout itself, which is different from most (if not all) of the Nike React foam variants seen to date. While the detail does not necessarily belong to a brand new foam compound from the NIKE, Inc. empire, it may refer to a modified basketball-specific version of the proposal, which has been the case with the technology. Nike Air Max in the past.
Get a first look at the pair below and stay tuned for more. Converse.com details.
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