words // Brandon Richard
In most other seasons, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is probably on his way to being named NBA Rookie of the Year. However, Blake Griffin is sitting out in Los Angeles with a stranglehold on that award. Wall’s play can’t be overlooked, though; his 16.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game rank him amongst the elite floor generals in the league already. His confidence has increased as the season has moved along, and his jumpshot is starting to fall. The Washington Wizards are in a re-building phase, but have found their centerpiece moving forward.
Wall’s consistently improving game is good news to Reebok, who signed the rookie point guard to a big endorsement deal last summer. For most of the season, Wall has gone to work in his un-official Reebok signature shoe, the Zig Slash. Still going strong, a new Wall-inspired colorway is currently available to purchase today at Eastbay.
The shoe features a black and white leather upper with a white mesh underlayer toward the heel. Malibu Blue hits the inner liner, lower portion of the Vector logo and Zig sole. Through the middle of the Vector logo is a section of contrasting steel silver. Tonal Reebok branding on the medial mudguard finishes off the look. As you can see in the photo below, this is the colorway Wall wore when officially introduced as Reebok Basketball’s pitchman last summer.