Rich Paul has a new signature sneaker. No seriously
Look, it’s 2021. Gone are the days when athletes were the only names to care about iconic sneakers or even player exclusives.
These days you have music stars like Kanye West and designers like Virgil Abloh who not only design sneakers for business but put their signature on them as well. And, often, they look better in public than the iconic athletic sneakers.
But, uh, an agent with a signature shoe? Nah, this is crazy. But it still happens.
NBA super agent Rich Paul is said to have a sneaker bearing his name from New Balance and I’ve never seen anything like it before.
His stamp is on the New Balance 550. I really can’t believe it’s a thing.
Rich Paul x New Balance 550 official image pic.twitter.com/Ok4djkKLdx
– SNKR_TWITR (@snkr_twitr) 20 November 2021
I’m not sure what’s most amazing here: whether it’s actually one thing or whether it’s actually good enough.
Sneakers fans reacted to both.
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Of course, some people were still baffled that an agent had a sneaker.
An agent getting their own sneaker deal instead of signing one for their clients is hilarious https://t.co/TqaRt85CKG
– sockjig (@sockjig) 20 November 2021
New Balance hasn’t just gotten more Klutch Sports customers – they’ve got THE Klutch Sports customer themselves. It’s wild.
This shoe is great, however.