Designer Shares Sample of LiAngelo Ball’s Gelo Signature Shoe

David Raysse — the designer behind Brandblack, Santa Ana, and the latest Big Baller Brand shoes — has shared a sample of LiAngelo Ball’s first signature shoe.

Pictured here is the first size 13 Gelo signature shoe for basketball. However, the inspiration comes from a different sport. “I was inspired by the Deion Sanders trainers of the 90s, super supportive but cool,” wroter Raysse on Instagram.

The sample — called a “pullover” because it is not attached to tooling and appears to still be in the prototyping phase — uses no knit. Instead, it appears to be a mix of leathers, suedes, and synthetics.

There is still no word on whether this signature Gelo shoe will be released, but look for LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball to headline the first-ever JBA All-Star rosters.

For more on LiAngelo Ball’s signature shoes check out the Gelo 3 and new Melo 1 colorways.

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Image via @draysse

11 Comments

  1. The materials themselves look really really bad, and the design looks like it takes elements from better shoes. I give it a D–

  2. Early stages. It’s simply called the Gelo 3 per whatever business arrange, regardless of how lackluster his… career has been.

    Raysse seems to lean to simpler and retro design cues. It’s what made the Rare Metal and Ether good shoes in the end.

  3. I really hate that Brandblack (or their parent company) got in business with these clowns. I was really liking what they were doing for awhile. Good performance with great materials. I even bought 3 J Crossover 2’s, 1 J Crossover 3, 3 Ethers including the Weartesters joint, and 1 Rare Metal. Sad.

  4. There are unrealeased shoes that we wish actually dropped but this is a shoe I hope stays as just that, an unreleased sample.

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