KICKS 18 is on newsstands now, with cover subject John Wall. We hung out John earlier this summer on a scorching hot day in the District, shooting photos both indoors and outdoors, including at landmarks on the National Mall.

Beyond posing for photos, JW also unveiled his brand new adidas J Wall 2 for the very first time, acknowledged a growing horde of fans noticing his presence and later relaxed by testing out a brand new hoverboard back at the W Hotel.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video above, then read John’s cover story here. Video shot and edited by Malcolm Cook. Music by Jonathan Brooks.