Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 7:59 am  |  29 responses

KG Will Ring In Opening Night In Style

The Big Ticket has some extremely limited sneaks.

KG Will Ring In Opening Night In Style
by Chris O’Leary

In honor of the man’s first NBA championship, adidas has something special lined up for Kevin Garnett on opening night.

KG will be wearing a special customized 2008 champions version of his Team Signature Commander shoe when his Celtics host LeBron and the Cavs in Boston on Tuesday night. The shoe is as much a tribute to KG’s first championship ring as it is the Celtics legacy.

The white, green and gold colors are inspired by the Larry O’Brien trophy, while the insole has the dates and scores of all six of the 2008 Finals games and the NBA champions logo.

Now, why these shoes will be so difficult to get a hold of. There were only 17 pairs made–you guessed it–in honor of the C’s 17 world championships. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get a pair, though. You can bid for one of the 17 pairs at the Celtics shop, starting Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET in conjunction with the game’s tip-off.

All cash raised from the auction will go to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, which benefits local children through education and community support programs.

adidas has also made limited edition Celtics’ championship jerseys, warm-up jackets and a Superstar 1. All of these will be available at the NBA Store in New York, the Celtics Shop and the TD Banknorth Garden Pro Shop.

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  • riggs

    what is going on with designers these days….?

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Yikes! Waaay too much going on with that shoe…..

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    But I should also say that I’m not into sneakers so take that for what it’s worth…

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Thanks, Chris.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    sweet shoes; also love the number of shoes made coinciding with the number of celts rings.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    It’ll be cool to see KG wearing these tomorrow night (can’t believe we’re just a day away). I like the design myself, but when there are only 17 pairs made, you could throw Dino Radja on the shoe and still have the demand through the roof.

    Maybe not Dino Radja, but you get my point. Eric Montross? Scalabrine?

  • Froggiestyle

    fail! marketing numbnuts foil another good idea

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    looks nice though. :D

  • B Deezy

    these kicks are crazy nice…its a shame i wont be able to get ‘em…

  • Boing Dynasty

    I have 18 pairs of these.

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    I wanted shoes with my face on too! when I was five….

  • kizit50

    wow, these are lookin sweet. am not usually into lotsa colours with kicks, but these are nice. well done KG, Celts and Adidas!!!!

  • thesubwayconnection

    Great, except for those checkers. Green and gold. . .

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  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    If I was a Boston Celtics fan I would cop these.

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    I agree subway those checkers have got to go.

  • mitch

    these look awesome

  • Hibachi

    i like them

  • Chris Ujma

    special? unique? they look just like a high-top lovechild of the Las Vegas Gil All Stars http://theassociation.blogs.com/the_association/images/472ki6x.jpg

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Awesome. Don’t listen to thesubwayconnection, he likes skateboarding shoes…

  • Andrew

    Chris – exactly what I thought. I made my non-sneakerhead bro by those Gilzeros because they didnt have my size. I’m pi$$ed I missed out on them.

  • Reno

    The shoe reminds me of a “Ketupat”…its an Indonesian traditional food..google it, you’ll see the resemblence

  • VC

    KG is my man but comeing from a CAVS who gives a F^$&

  • chintao

    I have to agree with mat smith. I mean, KG never leaves home without his face, right? Everywhere he goes, he’s wearing his face. Why does he need to put pictures of himself on his shoes? It’s going to be weird to see him wear these things.

  • http://mykal1.blogspot.com/ ♦MyKal♠

    Hot.- the shoes- (oh and me)

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  • Matt

    coolest shoes ever,I love the celtics ,i have green in my blood.

  • woodley3

    lol at Reno
    i did and ur right