J Wall 1 basketball shoe release
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, now with adidas, has his own basketball sneaker. The J Wall 1 basketball shoe is described by the company as "a sleek, bold design inspired by Wall’s quick on-court play and fashion forward off-court style."
“Coming off my best season in the NBA and now launching the J Wall 1 that has my own logo is an incredible feeling,” said Wall. “I feel really blessed to have my own signature line and I think my fans and basketball players are going to love playing in this shoe. It’s also a shoe with great colors and materials that you can dress up off the court which is really important to me.”
Each piece of the collection is branded with the new John Wall logo which incorporates Wall’s initials, “JW” and is designed with the “J” crossing-over to the “W” as a nod to his quick playing style and ability to cross over defenders. The cross-over element is also representative of Wall’s off-court style and how he transitions from a fearless player on the court to a laid back, fashion forward person off the court. In addition, the “JW” within the logo pays homage to Wall’s late father, John Wall Sr., who passed away when Wall was nine years old.
“John’s had great success on the court but it takes more than just All-Star appearances to get your name on a shoe,” said Chris Grancio GM, adidas Basketball. “John’s exciting game combined with his confident, fresh style off the court resonates with fans across the world and is what made us want to collaborate with him on a signature line.”