Dressed in black, blue and gold, the “Four Bounces” is packed full of Kawhi-specific detail. The 5/8 cut upper features “M” detailing and latitude/longitude coordinates that salute Kawhi’s hometown of Moreno Valley, California, plus eyelets and quilted heel tabs that nod to his old-school car. Embossed details inspired by his cornrows appear on the collar strap, and accolades are listed on the inside of the tongue. Even the color has meaning: it draws directly from the OMN1S “2-Way” that Kawhi wore when he sunk the “Four Bounces” shot.
From a performance standpoint, the KAWHI aims to blend power and versatility in equal measures. FuelCell midsoles offer energy return and support, with a full-foot midsole plate adding responsiveness. Finally, uppers use a new Kinetic Stitch technology, a “data-driven thread application” for personalized lockdown. Accompanying the KAWHI is a similarly-colored take on the popular 850 lifestyle silhouette, a special pair of slides and a full apparel collection of tracksuits, t-shirts and shorts, all with special branding.