A rags to riches story, the Washington Wizards athlete is known for his undisputed clean swag and flaunt lifestyle.
Despite his shaky beginnings in college playing for the Kentucky Wildcats, John Wall shot suddenly into the limelight in 2010 and had the whole world at high alert for this North Carolina born basketball player.
He signed up with Reebok in the same year that he was drafted for the NBA and was to become the face of their new line of kicks, ZigTech Slash.
Aside from looking totally bad ass, the ZigTech slash features a propellant zigzag designed sole and aerated synthetic mesh, for snug fit and great floor grip. Plus, John Wall recorded a triple double in his first year in the NBA while rocking his new sneakers, so they’re not that bad.
In the short while that he was with Reebok, John Wall sported two other kinds of the the Zig sneaker line; that is, the Reebok Zig encore, in which he played 66 games, and could possibly be considered one of his best years yet, and the Reebok Zig Escape that reintroduced him back to the world of NBA sports after a short break.
Three years after signing the 2.5 million contract with Reebok, he encountered a few injuries which, directly or not, might have led to the deal falling through. In June 2013, he went ahead and snagged a deal with Adidas, Reebok’s parent company.
While at Adidas, he introduced his first signature shoe, the Adidas J Wall 1, a shoe that reflected the player’s flamboyant personality.
Right after, well may be not right after, Adidas released John Wall’s second signature shoe, a better version if you may, of the J Wall 1; the J Wall 2.0. An aurora colorway sneaker (there’s an all white option but I personally prefer these) with an upped traction, beastly knit pattern and even larger JW logo embossed on the back.
Adidas J Wall 2.0
After his contract came to a closure, he turned down a 7.5 million dollar deal and rooted to go solo as a “free agent”. He has since been spotted in both Nikes and Jordans on and off court as his agent, Rich Paul, works out a deal. For now though, John Wall will be riding out his career as a brand endorser.