Following the recent leaks of the And1 Alpha, M2, along with the Tai Chi 3 that Nightwing has played in, it is obvious And1 is returning to performance basketball. To that end, the brand brought in a designer that has many years of experience and some crazy designs in his portfolio, Dallas Stokes. From starting in his teen years at Slam to working with adidas, Shaq and his DUNK line, And1 twice, ANTA with the KG line, and others “under the radar,” Dallas has been around. Now, we have a first look at his latest sneaker, the And1 Boom.
As of today, Dallas Stokes is a sneaker free agent — the And1 Boom is his last shoe with the brand — but he leaves us with a serious design. Inspired by fighter jets dropping bombs, and the explosiveness of Lance Stephenson in the lane (before he was injured in New Orleans), the And1 Boom is designed to be lightweight and powerful, with an all-mesh upper and welded overlays. The TPU fingers on the lateral side rise up over the forefoot for stability while the lacing system is fully integrated to provide a custom, supportive fit.
The Boom is scheduled for fall of 2017. As more details come to us, we will get them to you. As for now, pricing is unknown, but And1 was trying to stay in the $90-$105 range for new designs. Couple this shoe with the new foam cushioning the brand has in the works, and it should be a really good year for And1.
As for Dallas — WearTesters wishes you luck in whatever you do next! You have always been cool with us and your designs are sick. Keep it up, and wherever you land, shake the base and rattle the cages.