It wasn’t too long ago that John Wall was on the receiving end of catching these jokes on social media after a USA Basketball profile photo surfaced on the internet of the Washington Wizards guard looking very similar to that of a drunkard uncle who is persistent in asking you to hold a dollar. Fortunately, Wall has since then cleaned up his image and recently signed a five-year sneaker deal with adidas for an undisclosed amount of money. Not only did Wall get to that Three Stripes bag, he also will be the frontman representative for the adidas Basketball Marquee BOOST silhouette that is currently not available for public consumption.
As one of the NBA’s most elite members, Wall’s had one of the most complex sneaker journeys in the history of athletic footwear. After being drafted first overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, he signed a five-year endorsement deal with Reebok and received multiple signature sneakers featuring the brand’s patented Zig cushioning technology. Unfortunately, their relationship was cut short in 2013 and Wall signed his initial deal with the trefoil gang and left the brand after two years into his sneaker deal. Since then, the explosive scorer has been rocking Nike and Jordan Brand silhouettes on the professional hardwood until now.
Earlier this year, adidas stated that Wall wouldn’t be receiving his own signature sneaker with the German athletic apparel company but from the looks of things, if the adidas Marquee BOOST performs well, he could possibly earn his own adidas Basketball sneaker.
The adidas Marquee BOOST features a Primeknit woven base complete with what appears to be breathable nylon paneling alongside Three Stripe branding on both the medial and lateral side of the sneaker’s quarter panels. A lateral-ribbed tongue features John Wall’s patented adidas brand logo while heat transfer synthetic paneling hits the lateral forefoot of the kicks as the sneaker is closed out by a thick BOOST-infused midsole and grip-heavy rubber outsole.
Two versions of the performance sneaker have surfaced including a cushioned mid rendering and low top version of the kicks both of which feature ‘5 Deep’ branding located at the heel of the sneakers.
The John Wall x adidas Marquee BOOST Mid is expected to hit adidas retailers in December for a retail price tag $150 while the low top rendering will be available the following month in January for a retail price of $140. Drop your thoughts on adidas’ latest basketball sneaker in the comment section.