As the sultry summer season unfurls its languid rays, Austin Reaves, the charismatic NBA star, has stepped into the limelight, revealing a dazzling collaboration with the eminent Chinese-based brand, Rigorer. Teasing the imminent arrival of his groundbreaking AR1 silhouette in an enticing “Ice Cream” colorway, Reaves draws inspiration from his cherished memories of rural Arkansas.
The initial offering of the Rigorer AR1 is a mesmerizing ballet of white suffused with delightful pastel accents. The canvas for this dance? None other than the innovative Woven Cocoon upper, portraying the illusion of melting ice cream in shades of blue, yellow, and pink. The AR1 extends its homage to Reaves’ favorite summertime treat, as an imprint of a three-scoop cone adorns the insoles.
Reflecting on his journey from the bucolic Arkansas countryside to the glitzy NBA, Reaves exclaimed, “From growing up in Arkansas and being undrafted to now having my own signature shoe, this is a surreal moment for me. Working closely with the design team, the AR1 is all about maximizing performance and efficiency on the court. The AR1 not only matches my all-around game but is also adaptable to all players”.
The Rigorer AR1 “Ice Cream” is set to debut on August 11th, retailing at a cool $100, available exclusively at Kicks Crew and rigorer.com. Adding to the hype, Kicks Crew is holding an exclusive raffle, with five lucky winners set to receive their AR1 in a sumptuous box set, featuring two pairs of socks.