Devin Booker’s first signature shoe with Nike called “BOOK 1” is set to release next year. The first images of the sneakers went viral on Twitter and fans were unforgiving. Many didn’t like the design and thought it looked like Air Force 1s.
Sneaker News has unveiled an exclusive first look at Booker’s signature shoe. Please note that these are samples only and may not be the final look. “BOOK 1” was designed with the 1980s era of old school Nike basketball in mind.
Additional details on the shoe include the “BOOK 1” logo on the tongue and Booker’s birth year 1996 on the heel tab. There are also three potential colorways slated for release next year, possibly called Black, Hemp, and Metallic Red Bronze.
Fans on social media were quick to toss Devin Booker’s first signature shoe and call out Nike for being lazy. Some even thought “BOOK 1” didn’t look like basketball shoes. One fan even fired at Booker mentioning Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks.
“Luka’s son has horrible shoes,” the fan tweeted.
This fan went so far as to say that Booker’s signature shoe is the worst ever:
“These are legitimately the worst signings I’ve ever seen.”
Another fan pointed out its similarities to the Air Force 1s and Nike being lazy:
“They look like the Performance Air Force ones. You’re right, the designs have been slipping lately.”
One fan even went so far as to compare “BOOK 1” to something Tommy Hilfiger made and sold at Clarks:
“Bro designed the Tommy Hilfigers/Clarks specials.”
This fan hopes the design isn’t real and Nike will release another one:
“I hope it’s wrong because it’s rubbish.”
Here are some memes about Devin Booker’s first signature shoes;
Devin Booker will have plenty of new teammates next season
The Phoenix Suns are looking to extend their championship window by surrounding Devin Booker and Kevin Durant with more skill. The Suns started the offseason with a bang by acquiring Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards for a package involving Chris Paul.
Phoenix lost several role players in free agency, but the front office led by James Jones was quick to bolster the depth of the roster. The Suns signed Keita Bates-Diop, Yuta Watanabe, Drew Eubanks, Eric Gordon and Chimezie Metu. They also drafted Toumani Camara and brought back Damion Lee.
With Paul gone, Booker will likely take on more point guard duties unless the Suns acquire a starting point guard. The three-time All-Star has established himself as one of the league’s top guards over the past two years.