Just a few weeks after Under Armour suffered non-stop mockery for its release of the all-white Curry 2 Low "Chef," adidas is doing its best to one-up the Baltimore-based brand with a monstrosity of its own.
After Wiggins' dominant sophomore season, in which he averaged 20.7 points per game, it made sense for adidas to ramp up marketing for the Minnesota Timberwolves star. Much like Nike did with Kyrie Irving by making him the face of the HyperRev, adidas gave Wiggins his own PE version of the kicks before blessing him with his own signature shoe. The only difference is that Wiggins will actually be wearing a snow boot.
The shoe is hailed as the adidas Crazy Explosive, and man, is it something—a high top that more closely resembles a hiking boot than a basketball shoe. It was only a matter of time before Internet denizens began tearing it apart. Let's take a look at some of the best, or worst, reactions:
Man I thought the Stephs were bad....
You can only get the Andrew Wiggins shoe at participating Bass Pro Shopspic.twitter.com/28xcy9gypv
— ANTHONY ADAMS (@spiceadams) June 17, 2016
Andrew Wiggins learning he'd get his own signature shoe from Adidas. pic.twitter.com/pv6aOAQfwC
— James (@_artistone_) June 16, 2016
Give me something that looks like a climbing shoe inside a laundry bag
Andrew Wiggins pic.twitter.com/cxpBKy0E1n
— JC visiting the #6ix (@JC_in_Calgary) June 16, 2016
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) June 16, 2016
Andrew Wiggins' new shoe looks like someone combined the entire Physical Education experience into a shoe design pic.twitter.com/lNc8J9EpWK
— Justin Pinotti (@JustinPinotti) June 17, 2016
It's been a rough couple of weeks for basketball kicks. Nike needs to drop some new heat as soon as possible so we can all move on to enjoying shoes like we used to.
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