words // Steve Jaconetta
Known as the adidas J Wall 1, they draw inspiration from Wall’s quick on-court play and fashion forward off-court style. Featuring a unique air mesh textile upper, which offers supreme comfort and breathability, finished with rip-stop overlays for enhanced durability. A full length lateral FITFRAME allows for a more controlled surface while a full length adiprene+ cushioned midsole provides enhanced responsiveness, comfort and superior heel to toe transition. Details include John Wall's logo on the tongue, as well as the logo’s cross-over inspiration carried throughout the shoe, including the pattern on the tongue and toe cap.
The outsole features a map of the United States with 'Wall' written across the left and right shoe, highlighting Washington DC with lines connecting to every NBA city on the map. Details on the map include the Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Golden Gate Bridge and Seattle Space Needle to represent Wall’s fans in Washington DC and across the country.
Look out for the adidas J Wall 1 to debut in two colorways, including the Wizards-inspired white, navy and red pair seen below at adidas.com as well as select adidas Basketball retailers on Friday, October 31. Retail is set at, $115.
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