August 29, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 5
Just how much potential has John Wall’s third Reebok signature sneaker shown in its early preview stages? How about comparing last year’s lottery-bound Flip Saunders-axing stumble of a season to a playoff appearance in the newly reinvigorated Eastern Conference? Put simply, the Reebok Zig Escape is the most aesthetically pleasing JW11 sig yet, and that’s thanks to both an improved upper design and more expressive colorways than the Slash or Encore. Today we have some seriously impressive Zig Encore samples that include a pixelated UNC-meets-Space Invaders getup, one offering a cartoonish blast in colors reminiscent of the original Wiz uniforms, a third USA colorup that could be a preview of gold medals to come for the soon-to-turn 22 year-old point guard, and a native blend that couples monochromatic patterns with a colorful sockliner and gum rubber sole. Wall’s trademark RBKs seem to have made ‘the leap’ and coincide with a strong rebound for the Vector brand; examine a huge gallery of each design after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for US release info.