Designed with two-time NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, the KAWHI II is built for a positionless style of play, and combines the best of New Balance's performance technologies. This men's basketball shoe features a FuelCell midsole, providing ultimate energy return and support to stay explosive throughout the game. Our new full-length performance plate is designed specifically for Kawhi with cutting, jumping and stability in mind. The upper is engineered with Fit Weave Lite, a very light, almost see-through mesh that has fibers woven into it for greater lockdown and support. To complete the signature feel, the outsole, midsole, and upper detailing are modeled around Kawhi's massive hand clutching the shoe.
The KAWHI II - New Money
With design details derived from the newest $100 bill, the KAWHI II’s New Money colorway is a nod to the wealth and financial savvy Kawhi is seeking. As one of the games top players, Kawhi aims to inspire future generations of athletes to build their own legacies as entrepreneurs, by demonstrating that generational wealth is possible for persons of color.
Style that’s on the money
Design cues from the $100 bill appear on the tongue and across the upper while metallic gold-colored heel clips add luxe detail
Behind the design
“The combination of folded Fit Weave Lite, webbing, crafted stitching, and PU film became a unique finishing detail for an otherwise clean and simple aesthetic.” -Jonathan Grondin, Design Director NB Hoops