Adidas Basketball Introduces The J Wall 2

By Jay Casteel  |  08/18/2015

Adidas introduced the second signature shoe for Washington Wizards star John Wall this week, dubbed the J Wall 2.

The shoe, itself, is inspired by the NBA star's highlight reel of signature 360 layups, no-look passes and smothering defense, while designed to enhance his speed on the court and reflect his energetic, vibrant style off it.

John collaborated with adidas in the creation process, in an attempt to elevate his ability to penetrate the lane, create off the dribble and blow by the best basketball players in the world.

"We wanted to create a shoe that helps my game and represents my style," John said. "The shoe really shows what I love about fashion with loud colors and bold designs. Every part of the shoe is made to help how I play the game but it's also made for fans who want to stand out on the court and represent with style off it."

The J Wall 2 features a Quickframe upper and full length adiprene+ for speed and cushioning, as well as added flexibility and comfort. A deep flex groove runs along the center of the traction pattern, while the silhouette's 3D molded topline provides increased stability. Furthermore, it rides low to the ground for an improved first step against defenders, while Quickframe technology ensures responsiveness, lockdown and fit to propel John's game.

JSW is also displayed in the tongue liner to pay homage to John's late father, while personal messages are engraved in his crossover JW logo featured on the outsole's traction pattern -- including:

  • Mama's Boy -- John shares a close relationship with his mother, Frances Pulley, who instilled within him the purpose of becoming the best person he can be.
  • Five Deep – The name coined for John's crew of childhood friends.
  • Great Wall – Inspired by his tattoo and personal goals.
  • Raleigh & 919 –John's hometown and area code in North Carolina.

The Adidas J Wall 2 launches in home (October 31) and road (November 6) colorways at select retailers (Foot Locker, Eastbay, Finish Line) and for $115 USD.

ALSO SEE: Best Performance Basketball Sneakers