Kawhi Leonard is becoming a fashion icon

The San Francisco 49ers took care of business in their first home game of the season on Sunday. The 49ers not only defeated the Seattle Seahawks 27-7, but several stars showed up at Levi’s Stadium despite the abysmal weather conditions.

Before the game, NFL legend Jerry Rice was seen shaking hands with NBA All-Star Kawhi Leonard. The Los Angeles Clippers forward unexpectedly made headlines for his fashion choices.

Kawhi Leonard’s outfit

As you can see in the video tweeted above, Leonard wears a relaxed outfit, as he has been known to do. The 6’7″ forward wore matching blue sweatpants with his hoodie, a gray padded jacket, and shoes that looked aged.

Surprisingly, the latest fashion trends benefit Leonard. The mix of comfortable fits paired with “daddy’s shoes” is slowly turning the soft-spoken star into a fashion icon. Below is everything fans need to know about Leonard’s lifestyle shoes.

New Balance 1906R ‘The 2022 Downtown Race’

View of the silver New Balance 1906R shoes.

View of thisisneverthat x New Balance 1906R ‘The 2022 Downtown Run’ shoe.

On Sunday, Leonard wore a pair of New Balance 1906Rs in ‘The 2022 Downtown Run’ colorway. The unique shoes were part of a collaboration between New Balance and a Korean streetwear brand called “thisisnevertthat.”

The New Balance 1906R ‘The 2022 Downtown Run’ shoes released on August 19, 2022 for $150. However, the average resale price is now $262, according to StockX. Fans can find the lifestyle shoes on resale sites like eBay, StockX, or GOAT.

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The designers of the shoe deliberately opted for an aged aesthetic. Open cell mesh upper features faded details. Despite its appearance, the previously yellowed midsole offers ample cushioning.

Other options

These shoes are not to be confused with Leonard’s performance basketball shoe, the New Balance KAWHI II. Fans can find those hoop shoes on New Balance’s website for $159.99 in men’s sizes.

Fans who want to copy Leonard’s laid-back style can easily find similar pairs of New Balance lifestyle shoes at a much lower price. We suggest you purchase other colorways of the 1906R or any of the various models that New Balance regularly produces.

Bottom line

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard wore an expensive pair of “dad shoes” to the San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday. The shoes are called New Balance 1906R ‘The 2022 Downtown Run’ and were part of a collaboration with a Korean streetwear brand called “thisisnevertthat”. Fans can expect to pay upwards of $260 for the shoes on sneaker resale sites.

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