The Los Angeles Clippers fell short of their ultimate goal in an NBA Championship this season but with Paul George, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard all putting together a promising trio in the West, their moment will come in due-time. All-Star Kawhi Leonard released his latest New Balance signature KAWHI IV earlier last month. Now, him and New Balance will release his third colorway in harmony with one of the brand's longstanding traditions. Check out our Sneakers news for more upcoming releases and breaking content!

Kawhi Leonard has been signed to New Balance since 2018 as one of their first massive NBA stars and now the brand's basketball boasts stars like Jamal Murray, Tyrese Haxey, and Cameron Brink. His fourth signature shoe, the KAWHI IV, released April 2024 in two debut colorways. Now, the KAWHI IV will release in a “Grey Day” edition to celebrate the “grey” tradition within New Balance and highlight their signature color.

New Balance KAWHI IV “Grey Days”

The New Balance KAWHI IV “Grey Days” will feature a completely re-imagined structure of materials far from what the typical basketball sneaker is accustomed to. The shoes will feature a wide-range of suedes, nubucks, and mesh materials all throughout the upper, typical of what one would see on a classic “MADE IN THE USA/UK” New Balance sneaker. The shoes are featured in multiple shades of New Balance's classic grey color scheme, making these immediately identifiable as the brand's own.

The shoes will also feature an aged-white midsole, made to represent that of a worn-in New Balance sneaker. The subtle red “NB” logos are a further nod to classic silhouettes and the “Kawhi” inscription on the heel matches along. The shoes are finished with a black outsole and classic white laces.

When alluding to the Grey Days celebration and sneakers, New Balance CMO Chris Davis said “It also recognizes the ubiquity of the color Grey, appealing to people everywhere from supermodels in London, to dads in Ohio, to sneaker connoisseurs in Tokyo. Grey is a color for all that represents authenticity, versatility, and timelessness, carrying our heritage into the future.”

The New Balance KAWHI IV “Slate Grey/Angora” is currently available on New Balance for $165 in select sizes and while supplies last. There may be another wider release on the way in the coming days, but for now, it's best to grab these while you still can. It's unknown how limited this run will be and whether or not New Balance will restock these in the future. For now, this may be the best Kawhi Leonard IV we've seen thus far.

What do you think of the newest KAWHI IV? Is this a cop or drop?