Devin Booker keeps proving that he is one of the best young stars in the NBA at the moment. He has been an integral part of the Phoenix Suns‘ revival period. The All-Star guard has been around since 2015, a time when the Suns were the worst team in the NBA. Right now, they are competing against other title contenders such as the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and others.
Booker proved that he was a great prospect for the Suns very early during his career. He once scored 70 points in a regular-season game becoming one among a handful of athletes to achieve the milestone. Booker is slowly creeping up as the franchise’s upcoming leader in points and three-pointers made all-time. He averaged a career of 23.9 points, 4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game in eight seasons.
Devin Booker happens to be one of the very few players that embody various characteristics of the late great Kobe Bryant. The Black Mamba happens to be one of Booker’s idols as well. Ever since the start of his career, Devin has been wearing Nike Kobe 11s. Nike also customizes the shoe’s colorway based on Booker’s attraction to retro-themed items and Suns colors. And now, Booker finally has his first signature release projected to come out in 2024.
Fans react to Devin Booker’s first signature shoe with Nike
Outside of the sport of basketball, Devin Booker happens to be very laid back and old school. He loves to collect old-school muscle cars and anything minimalistic looking. His overall aura is very aesthetic even on his Instagram. Booker’s personality shows through the retro-themed pictures he posts on social media from time to time. Nike’s Book 1 also follows the same patterns. These shoes are inspired by Kobe’s low-top signature kicks and Nike’s Air Force 1s but with a classic twist to it.
First glimpse at Devin Booker’s upcoming Nike “BOOK 1” signature sneaker 👀
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 11, 2023
One of its colorways represents the basic texture of a basketball and also comes in an orange tint that perfectly matches the Suns’ uniform. Another colorway is an all-black leather/velvet finish. Fans are particularly impressed by these prototypes as one said, “This is garbage lol.” Another fan said, “Streets are saying these are worse than Lebron’s brick sneakers.” Here are a couple of other reactions as well.
Streets are saying these are worse than Lebron’s brick sneakers
— NBA Unlimited (@NBA_Unlimited_) July 11, 2023
It’s not terrible but it looks like a skate shoe more than bball mixed with an air force 1
— joey lopez (@gettinpaid2day) July 11, 2023
KEEP THEM UNRELEASED 🔥🔥🔥🔥
— acee (@AceeDenace222) July 12, 2023
How’s he suppose to hoop in a blazer lol
— Steve De La Cruz (@Steve_Swinger1) July 11, 2023
His white side cooking with no seasoning
— Barn Burner#1 (@TideorDie) July 11, 2023
For now, these may not be the official look of his signature. However, fans are expected to receive an old-school-themed product. These shoes will be available in three colors black, hemp, and metallic red bronze. Nike has confirmed that the Book 1s will be released later this year or in 2024. It is rumored that they have an exclusive colorway in the works as well which will hit the market two years from now. According to Sneaker News, the prototype is named Craftsman. However, there isn’t any official news regarding this colorway as yet.