the KAWHI has often been loud and vibrant, with makeups drawing inspiration from Jolly Ranchers and mythical snow creatures. However, this black and gold pair presents a stark upper with just a few trophy-ready details. Gold graces the tongue’s spellout logo, the large New Balance hit on the heel, the #2 accent above the toeboxes and the list of Kawhi’s accomplishments on the throat.
From a performance standpoint, the KAWHI uses Kinetic Stitch technology on the upper for a seamless fit. Down below, midsoles combine NB’s Fuel Cell cushioning system with a full-length performance plate for a feel that’s simultaneously cushy and responsive. Clear rubber outsoles that show the front half of this plate provide all-court grip and complete the look.