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New Balance Kawhi OMN1S; The Kawhi Leonard Signature Shoe; and its surprise success

This year, New Balance released Kawhi Leonard’s first signature sneaker. New Balance Kawhi OMN1S, as they return to the basketball sneaker market, after some time away.

Everyone knows New Balance; however, they have been struggling lately, especially after an ill-timed tweet supporting one of Trump’s policies went viral, with many fans of the brand burning their shoes in response to the statement.

Because of this, the American brand has focused on rebuilding its image, and so Kawhi Leonard was their perfect athlete.


Kawhi Leonard joined New Balance after many years with Jordan. K.L. came back from injury to play on his new team, the Toronto Raptors.

Kawhi Leonard has been widely regarded as one of the best basketball players of the decade. He has also gained popularity for the hilariously little emotion he expresses.

Jokes about his lack of personality have circulated around the internet, branding him with the sarcastic nickname “Fun Guy,” but he has taken the jokes very well.

New Balance Kawhi OMN1S


The New Balance Kawhi OMN1S was announced at the 2019 playoffs. The Raptors Small Forward would wear his new sneakers whilst carrying his side to the Finals. They beat the Golden State Warriors for the Championship.

Kawhi was awarded finals MVP and instantly became a national treasure in Canada. So it was no wonder that only until recently, all his merchandise was instantly selling out.


Although now it makes sense for any product of Kawhi’s to be a hit when we first heard. New Balance would try to return to basketball sneakers, we didn’t think it would be successful.

And although we knew Kawhi Leonard was a good athlete. How could a man with the least charisma in the league sell his own signature model?

Instead, we are looking back knowing New Balance and Kawhi Leonard have silenced their critics and turned them into fans. As Kawhimania has swept the world.

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