Kyrie Irving debuts Anta signature sneaker

Last night against the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving debuted his initial signature with Chinese brand Anta, the Kai 1. Dubbed the “Artist on Court” for the artistry Irving displays on thehardwood, this lower collared silhouette sports a purple and multi-colored aesthetic, with the purple overlaying the colored sections. Kyrie branding appears on the tongue and rear heel with “11” on the tab at the bottom of the lacing system. A purple midsole and sail rubber outsole rounds out the aesthetic. At this juncture there is no information on a release…

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Meet the shoes that Kyrie Irving was wearing

In December, Nike made a wrong-headed decision to part ways with Kyrie Irving to end their partnership. Since that point, the future outlook for Irving’s footwear future has remained cloudly, with speculation abound linking Irving to several brands. in June the speculation was renewed when images of Irving surfaced wearing a pair of then-unknown Anta sneakers. We now know the mystery sneaker, which is the Anta Shock Wave Pro 5, but there is still no indication of an official deal with Kyrie has been inked.

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Take a look at the Anta KT 7

Though many may not be aware Golden State Warriors star and national treasure Klay Thompson not only has a signature line with Chinese brand Anta but the series is on its seventh model, the KT7. It sports a synthetic Spped Fiber upper that lends well to being a canvas for a variety of colors and/or prints. Anta branding is seen on the lateral side , with KT logo present on the tongue. Pull tabs are present at the tongue and heel , as well as an external support structure above…

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Gordon Hayward’s ANTA GH1- A first look

Back in October of 2018 it was reported that Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward had signed a deal with Chinese footwear brand ANTA. A clause in Hayward’s deal with Nike allowed the Swoosh to match any offer he received. They opted not match the ANTA offer and he joined the roster of the brand’s athletes. Images of the Hayward’s first shoe with ANTA have leaked and there are 4 colorways of the silhouette- three Celtics-themed colorways ( black/white/green, white/grey/green, and green and grey) and a Christmas colorway featuring snow flakes…

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Gordon Hayward officially signed to Anta

A little over two weeks ago, we covered Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward had signed a four year sneaker and apparel offer sheet with Chinese brand Anta. A match clause in, at the time, deal with Nike allowed them up to ten business days to match Anta’s offer. Nike chose to decline to match and Hayward announced Monday that he was not only officially signed with the brand but that a signature shoes is to release next fall. New season. New beginnings. I'm excited to announce my partnership with…

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SOLEcial Studies fall 2015 registration now open

Obsessive Sneaker Disorder’s SOLEcial studies class has paved the way for many people’s entrance into the footwear industry. The 8 week course stretches the participants’ conceptions of the footwear industries and builds a sturdy foundation upon which a career in the footwear field can be built. The registration for the fall session, which commences October 13,2015,  is now open. Interested parties can apply here through eventbrite. If you have questions about the class ask away at info@osdlive.com.  

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