October 9, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 13
Rajon Rondo is poised to have a big year sneaker-wise thanks to his new partnership with Chinese sportswear brand ANTA. Rondo was long occupying that difficult level under his Nike contract where PEs were flowing on the regular but a signature didn’t seem to be anywhere in sight. The ANTA deal fixes that, starting things off with his brand new ANTA Rondo 1 silhouette. Continue reading to see the scenes from the sneaker’s introduction out in China, let us know if you’re feeling the new design, and stay tuned to our NBA Feet column for a glimpse of him sporting his new sig model.
This is such a $$$ thing(as of it isnt always)! As soon as that contract is up hell go running back to nike. mark my words!
Poor Rondo! He looks so ashamed! Anyway, it's good that not all the good players sign with Nike/Jordan... Diversity's important!
Talking bout the shoes themselves: they are not that bad (they look a bit like old school sneakers - especially for the green/white CW), shape is nice but as usual with Chinese Brands, they have lake of creativity (nothin new on this pair - they just copied what was nice in the past). And Hell! ANTA logo is ugly.
i like the move he deserved his own shoe nike was holding him back stephen curry left aswell if you think about it the only other basketball athlete other than kobe lebron and kd thats getting attention is kyrie irving nike has so many basketball players signed its ridic but kyrie deserves the hype
Don't really understand this move, I guess money is always the number 1 motivator, but hopefully people pick up on the design. Personally though, I'm not a big fan of this specific shoe.
My homie seen him at the Burlington mall in Nordstrom, rocking what? Black nikes. He couldn't make out exactly what(homie not really a sneaker head) but he did recognize the white check.. this is a on court deal, not stopping him from rocking his favorite nikes and Jordans off court
Nice, now lets get some fucking Li-Ning accounts in the states! Dopest non retro basketball shoes besides nike
@TheKid i swear he reminds me of a DBZ character i just dont know which one.