Devin Booker Debuts Signature Nike Book 1 Sneakers in ‘Clay Orange’ During Phoenix Suns’ Game Against Utah Jazz
Phoenix Suns‘ Devin Booker laced up his signature Nike Book 1 sneakers during a game between Utah Jazz on Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Phoenix Suns took home the win for a final score of 131-128. Booker had 24 points and a career-high 15 assists.
Booker’s signature sneakers will drop next spring in four colorways, although Nike is mainly highlighting the bright orange “Clay Orange” version for the moment. During a Complex Sneaker Shopping episode, Booker confirmed that only 500 pairs of the highly anticipated colorway will be produced. The signature sneaker will retail for $150.
Booker directed Nike’s design team toward a few pre-existing models to draw inspiration from for his signature style: the Air Force 1, which seems to be the most obvious source of inspiration at first glance; the Blazer and the Air Jordan 1. Booker’s mission with his signature shoe was to create something that would be timeless
The 1972 Chevy Blazer K5 was also a source of inspiration for the basketball star, an SUV the Phoenix Suns star restored, converted to a lowrider, and nicknamed “Uncle Larry.” The vehicle maintains its original patina on the outside with a modern high-performance engine under the hood.