words & images // Nick DePaula:
The Rising Stars Challenge MVP and Rookie of the Year lock is already outpacing the quick trajectory scouts and fans alike had imagined for his debut season, as Wiggins is showcasing his smooth all-around game with ease on a nightly basis.
Whether it’s a sudden step back jumper, making use of his lengthy limbs on D or an explosive attack at the rim, the Canadian-born prodigy is living up to the hype of being drafted #1 overall, and later traded for Minnesota’s previous franchise player in Kevin Love.
All year long, Wiggins has been doing his damage in the adidas Crazy Light Boost, rocking this White / Royal / Black colorway for home games at the Target Center. After playing in the Crazy Fast last season at Kansas University, he’s been loving the newest Crazy Light model and its addition of Boost cushioning in the heel.
“It’s very light and I feel like I can move around in it,” says Wiggins. “It’s comfortable as soon as I put it on, and even after a 2 hour workout and taking off the shoe, it’s still comfortable.”
For Andrew’s custom pair, you’ll notice an “AW” badging hit along the left tongue, as well as a screened Maple Leaf icon along the right shoe, honoring his Canadian upbringing. The Toronto native is so eager to show off his national pride, that there’s even a subtle geometric graphic along the entire upper of the shoe with maple leaves throughout.
In just the past few years, Canada has produced several NBA lottery picks with even more emerging talent on the way, and Wiggins couldn’t be more excited about the country’s rise to prominence in the hoops world.
“It’s a proud moment for us, knowing that we have our whole country behind our back supporting every move we do,” he says.
Take a detailed look ahead at Andrew’s size 16 pair of the adidas Crazy Light Boost.