Ja Morant is back for the Memphis Grizzlies after the franchise suspended him for flashing a gun in a nightclub. Morant is making headlines ever since the start of the year. However, apart from all the controversies Morant found himself in, Nike brought out Ja’s first signature shoe. Morant received his first signature shoe lineup just before the 2023 NBA All-Star weekend. However, fans can buy them next month, when they go out on sale.
As for Nike, it’s been tough going as they had to part ways with the NBA star Kyrie Irving. They fired their star athlete after he was found spreading Anti-semitic content on Twitter. However, it cost Kyrie millions, after Nike cut ties with the star guard. Nonetheless, Nike looked no further than Grizzlies guard, Ja Morant. However, with the release of the upcoming shoe fans have noticed some similarities in the sneakers for Morant.
Nike has been designing and manufacturing shoes for a long time and came out with iconic signature shoes. However, with the upcoming release of Ja 1, fans have noticed something peculiar with them. Ja 1 looks a lot like Kyrie 2 which were Kyrie’s signature shoes during his days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is catching up among fans quite quickly, with one fan calling them, “Look like some Kyrie ripoffs.”
Look like some Kyrie ripoffs
— 𝕷𝕰𝕹𝔪𝔢𝔦𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔯⁶♕ (@LenBron_27) March 24, 2023
Thought these was Kyrie’ wat first glance
— NoIdLilDee (@NoIdLilDee1) March 24, 2023
— Chris (@ChrisBaerr) March 24, 2023
reminds me of kyrie 2s
— engineboy (@STOGERNAUT) March 24, 2023
They look like kyries
— WHERE THE 1% COALESCE (@CurlyShmuck) March 25, 2023
@Nike booted Kyrie just to give his shoes to Ja hahahaha… damn @Nike cant you guys be more creative? shit is lazy asf
— LΞN (@lenhan0925) March 24, 2023
Nike Ja 1 shares similarities with a shoe designed 8 years ago, and released in 2015 for Kyrie Irving. It looks as if Nike is running out of ideas at the moment for signature shoes for their athletes. It may be a huge talk among the sneaker community. Nike is one of the biggest players in the sneaker industry and is running out of ideas to please their fans.
Nike Ja 1 ‘Mismatch’ Release date
The Nike Ja 1s are set to be released next month on April 1, 2023. There will be close to 6 models that the American shoe brand has decided to release. The first models to be out on sale will be Nike Ja ‘Day One’ and will be available for an estimated price of $110. As for Nike Ja 1 ‘Mismatch’ they are expected to be released by Nike through the website and select retailers in May for $110 a pair.
The Nike JA 1 features mismatched Game Royal and University Red. Dropping in May pic.twitter.com/W9jxBpklB5
— Sneaker News (@SneakerNews) February 6, 2023
The cheapest models are Nike Ja 1 ‘White Sundial’ which will be available for just $90. However, the costliest model in the lineup will be Nike Ja 1 ‘Midnight’ which will cost a whopping $400 for a pair. The price tag of the basketball shoes left the NBA fans speechless with how much it is going to cost. It is sure to burn a hole in one’s pocket if one decides to go for the ‘Midnight’ edition.