Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard debuted the New Balance KAWHI in a new “Neo Flame” colorway this weekend during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

Dressed in a vibrant pink and red color scheme, the pair shares a close resemblance to the Valentine’s Day 57/40 that dropped earlier this year; the main reason being that both pairs were prepared for a drop surrounding Valentine’s Day. However, due to the pandemic pushing the NBA All-Star festivities to March, the KAWHI “Neo Flame” release date was pushed back as well. Kawhi’s love for the game of basketball combines with All-Star Weekend’s pre-pandemic February schedule to create details nodding to both aspects. On the tongue, we see the original New Balance “The Intelligent Choice” slogan replaced with “The Romantic Choice” and a red embroidered “KAWHI” underneath, while a small red heart on the tongue completes the spirited pair.

Look for the New Balance KAWHI “Neo Flame” to release later this month via select retailers and newbalance.com. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more updates.

New Balance KAWHI “Neo Flame”
Release Date: March 2021
Price: $160 USD


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