Sure, the Clippers are out of the NBA playoffs. Clearly something didn’t click for the roster vs. Denver in the best-of-seven series. But something that is clicking for their star player Kawhi Leonard is pairing up his favorite candy with New Balance.
Fans can pick between two colorways of the ‘Jolly Rancher’ collection, either ‘Original Flavors’ or ‘Blue Raspberry.’
Slated to be released in late October for $160 USD through New Balance’s official website, these bright multi-colored sneakers are a far cry from Leonard’s public persona.
The ‘Original Flavors’ pair offers what the name presents, a combination of each flavor represented through the sneaker. The yellow lining inside the sneaker provides a similarity to the candy’s wrapper.
The ‘Blue Raspberry’ sneaker provides a more subtle look with three different shades of blue and yellow lining.
A fun and personal aspect to the shoes is an ode to Leonard’s hometown in southern California. Located on the heel is the letter ‘M’ with coordinates to Moreno Valley, where the NBA Finals MVP grew up.