John Wall(notes) is making his Madison Square Garden debut tonight as his Washington Wizards take on the New York Knicks, and he's rocking something special for the occasion — the new "Gold Rush" edition of his Reebok Zig Slash signature shoe.
Here's a quick rundown on the Gold Rush from the fine folks at Sole Collector:
The shoe features a metallic gold synthetic base, with black working the mesh underlay, medial mudguard and Vector logo. Finishing things off is an instinct blue Zig sole and metallic gold outsole.
According to the Foot Locker Unlocked blog, the Madison Square Garden Foot Locker store on 34th Street in New York "will be selling 12 pairs of the super limited shoe" tomorrow afternoon. Sole Collector says "each shoe is individually numbered to 12, [with] a special commemorative patch sewn on the inside of the tongue," and is packaged in "a gold-detailed black lockbox, which comes with a key and numbered keychain," for storage.
They're a little flashy for my taste (then again, I mostly wear Chucks), but hey, if you're in Manhattan, you like fighting over rare items and you love shoes that look kind of like Oscars surfing, y'know, get on that.
Hit the jump for some pre-staged, off-court shots of the Gold Rush: