Kristaps Porzingis is one of the brightest young stars in the NBA. The 23 year-old latvian is the face of one of the most remarkable franchises in sports and has established himself as a legitimately marketable player. Despite still recovering from a torn ACL this season, Porzingis and Adidas recently debuted a new PE version of the Pro Bounce Mid. The shoe features Knicks-friendly colors and a wild unicorn graphic on the outsole, but to hear Porzingis tell it, it’s only the beginning of what could come with the Three Stripes.
According to Sole Collector Porzingis appreciates the improvements made from his previous model of choice, the Crazy Explosive 17. “I think it’s one of my favorite models of all time, [along] with the previous one before this. It was a nice shoe and then they came out with this one, this one also had a really good feel to it and I was happy with it,” he said of the new model.
About own signature sneaker Porzingis says it’s a goal he’s working towards once he’s feeling healthy. “You know it’s a big deal goal for me,” he said. “I want to do it with Adidas and I think it would be a special collab. I’m glad and looking forward to that and it’s in my hands to play well and get back to that level that I was at and then everything is possible at the future.”
He admits that signature sneaker wouldn’t be too outlandish, “I’m a simple guy,” Porzingis said. “I like white, black, classic whatever, but sometimes I’m going to do something crazy also.”
Porzingis says there’s currently no timetable for his possible return, but it sounds like fans will want to keep eye on his feet once he’s back in action.
In case, if you wonder how the New York’s big man is doing with recovery, check out his own youtube series in three episodes :