The roast of Wiggins' new shoes is on and popping.
Signature sneakers have been taking a beating lately. We all know what happened when Under Armour unveiled the "Chef" Under Armour Curry Two Low and when Adidas debuted James Harden's kicks for next season it was more of the same.
Next up on the basketball sneaker roast of 2016 is Minnesota Timberwolves' star, Andrew Wiggins, also repping Adidas.
Unlike the aforementioned kicks, the sneakers that Wiggins will be lacing up next year, the Adidas Crazy Explosive, are of the high-top variety but they were met with much of the same hysteria.
A majority of the twitter sneaker critics trashed the latest Wiggins model for looking like a rollerblade, wrestling shoe etc. but there were also a few, and I stress the word "few", who were digging the look.
IMHO, they remind me of a less bulkier Mutombo sneaker and, from a strictly hooping standpoint, they're not half bad. Who am I kidding, these things are patently absurd.
Here's how some folks on twitter reacted to the Adidas Crazy Explosive, to be worn by #22 next season.
Adidas really bout to have Andrew Wiggins hooping in shoes that came straight from The Revenant's costume department pic.twitter.com/tuYWS1gwm3— T'Challa Murphy (@ninjalybrarian) June 16, 2016
They got Andrew Wiggins wearing Reptar shoes :/ pic.twitter.com/3bJ8gZvkhU— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) June 16, 2016
Andrew Wiggins’ new shoes pair perfectly with the Nintendo Power Glove, though. pic.twitter.com/HKDpxtPO1o— Game Point (@itsgamepoint) June 16, 2016
This year's presidential election. pic.twitter.com/ueWBlrmkuo— David Vertsberger (@_Verts) June 16, 2016
The Andrew Wiggins shoes look like what people in the 1980s thought shoes would look like in 2016. pic.twitter.com/37prylLrOP— ancient krab man (@SquidDad) June 16, 2016
I knew I'd seen these before. pic.twitter.com/nGdO8atm0N— Ben Anderson (@BenKFAN) June 16, 2016
Andrew Wiggins learning he'd get his own signature shoe from Adidas. pic.twitter.com/pv6aOAQfwC— James (@_artistone_) June 16, 2016
Andrew Wiggins is apparently a 60 year old vegan white lady living in a Canadian basketball player's body. pic.twitter.com/2QzeOhkTMp— maurice (@tallmaurice) June 16, 2016
I love those Andrew Wiggins shoes , as basketball shoes— juggalo mask (parody (@trillballins) June 16, 2016
congrats to andrew wiggins on the new deal with ll bean— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) June 16, 2016
When you're hooping at noon but leaving for Bonnaroo at 2:15 https://t.co/wiuPhShhxC— max (@MaxRappaport) June 16, 2016
Steph after looking at the TL and realizing we found new meat pic.twitter.com/rPcaIkzqG3— max (@MaxRappaport) June 16, 2016