words // Brandon Richard

Judging by his early season footwear selections, we can expect to see Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson become more of a presence in this year's NBA Sneaker Watch posts. The 7-year vet has already laced up the "Concord" Air Jordan 11 and "Flu Game" 12, but his most newsworthy pair of kicks was worn in Toronto's opener against the Indiana Pacers.

After sharing a preview on his Twitter account earlier in the day, Amir laced up a custom pair of Nike Huarache 2K4s in White/Red with animated graphics of his face on each toebox. His initials were also iD'd on the cross-strap.

Throwing in the face-emblazoned China brand kicks Tracy McGrady was presented with at his Qingdao Eagles welcome party, this is the second pair of sneakers we've seen with a player's face on them in the past two weeks. Is a new trend brewing? 

Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 Amir Johnson Face PE (2)

Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 Amir Johnson Face PE (1)

H/T The Score