If you know me, you know I love anime. I also love Naruto—it’s one of my favorite anime’s ever.
So when I tell you, the newest Zion Williamson Naruto and Jordan collaboration is epic, I mean it’s AWESOME.
I mean, look at these beauties. They’re blue for the color of the Rasengan, Naruto’s signature move, and at the tongue of the shoe, there’s a yellow fringe, designed to be Naruto’s hair.
It gets better, though. On the sole of the shoe, there’s an actual Rasengan. THAT’S SO COOL! On the front of the tongue of the shoe, they have Zion’s logo and the Jordan logo on a metal sign, like the Village Hidden in the Leaf. On the inside of the shoe, the phrase Dattebayo (だってばよ) was on one side of the shoe, while the other had the English translation, which is “Believe It!”
The shoes release on Feb. 20, and are the second iteration of Naruto-themed shoes that Williamson has. His first signature shoe with Jordan, the Zion 1’s released in three Naruto-themed colorways. However, this version of the Jordan 37s Zion has look designed with more intent, and overall a better colorway.
As a resident lover of anime, sports and Naruto, I would love to do a couple of things:
- Wear a pair of these shoes and provide a review. Jordans are my favorite shoe brand and I love anime so these two are a perfect pairing.
- I want to interview athletes like Zion Williamson about anime and sports. This is me saying it and putting it into the universe.