Price, release date and all about the collaboration
NBA player Kawhi Leonard is taking his time away from the hardwood and investing it with New Balance to expand his signature line, KAWHI. The two-time champion gets a head start on the Halloween celebration with the unveiling of ‘Goosebumps’‘ colors for his KAWHI 2.
The ‘Goosebumps’ colorway is set to release this month on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST on the New Balance e-commerce site and exclusively on Footlocker.
Learn more about the Kawhi Leonards New Balance KAWHI 2 ‘Goosebumps’ Shoes
Kawhi Leonard read the books as a child that inspired the latest New Balance KAWHI V2 colorway. The shoe must be sold exclusively through Foot Locker Inc. when it drops.
New Balance and NBA star draws inspiration from RL Stein book series Goose bumps deliver a basketball hoop. In a press release, Leonards talks about the inspiration for the shoe. He says:
“‘Goosebumps’ was one of my favorite books growing up, so seeing this on my own shoe is awesome. I can’t wait to see people in this shoe.
The shoe’s upper is executed with a green and orange hue that’s inspired by a goose pattern, and the eyelets and toe box follow a similar pattern that matches the dripping “Goosebumps” title font on the front. . The slime nod can be seen throughout the shoes and they also feature spooky tonal graphics inspired directly from the book.
Vibrant accents are often associated with Halloween celebrations that take place on October 31, 2022. Bold viscous green is accented on the tongue, inner linings, collars and forefoot. The trainers feature similarly colored New Balance branding on the back of the lower heels. The tongue mark spells out ‘Kawhi’ in the Goosebumps inspired font.
The side heels of the sneakers feature spooky graphics of dead trees. The Halloween theme is further carried over with a Pumpkin Orange hue across the midsoles and heel stripes.
FuelCell foam is added to provide a propulsive feel to the midsoles. Additionally, the outsoles have data-driven tracking with a full-length shank for rebound and stability. The upper of the sneaker is constructed with the Kinetic Stitch data-driven thread application from the brand’s technology.
The New Balance KAWHI 2 ‘Goosebumps’ from the Kawhi Leonard Collection will arrive in men’s and women’s sizes for $159.99 USD and grade school sizes for $139.99 on April 20, 2022, via Foot Locker and New Balance.
The brand will also launch a clothing collection featuring Goosebump shoes, including a t-shirt. The t-shirt will follow a similar theme and can be redeemed for $40 on the official New Balance website.