The New Balance KAWHI Drops Some Christmas Chill

Designed with two-time NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, the KAWHI Christmas from New Balance draws on icy inspiration to deliver an overall frosty finish.

Motivated by the beast who plays both ends, the KAWHI for Christmas is inspired by KL2’s love of the mythical Snow Wasset – a fearsome creature with claws that can shed its four legs when it needs to burrow into the powder.

This snowy theme is translated thru multiple tones, designed to drive home the cold conditions that bookmark the design. And the Claw nickname is reinterpreted on the tongue logo and the insole, complemented with the text ‘Santa Klaws’.

Built for positionless play, and worn on gameday by the maestro himself, the New Balance KAWHI features Kawhi edits like braid-inspired stitching, resume-repping tongue, and eyelets based on his classic ride.

This signature shoe can be used on and off court, packing in performance tech like the FuelCell midsole, providing ultimate energy return and support to stay explosive throughout the game.

The new full-length performance plate (an NB first) is designed specifically for Kawhi with cutting, jumping and stability in mind. The upper is engineered with Kinetic Stitch, a data-driven thread application that helps control movement where you need it the most.

It is durable enough to hold up to your independent style of play, and smooth enough to wear home.

The New Balance KAWHI ‘Christmas’ is available now at and select Footlocker stores.