Sheryl Swoopes was the first female professional basketball player to have her own signature sneakers that were named after her. During the early seasons of the WNBA, sportswear brands like adidas, Fila, Nike and Reebok had actually released sneakers for female players like Chamique Holdsclaw. Cynthia Cooper, Dawn Staley, Lisa Leslie, Nicki McCray and Rebecca Lobo. As of lately, there is not a single WNBA player who has her own sneaker line. Maya Moore is one such player. Even though she is a Jordan Brand athlete, she does not have her own signature sneaker. However, Jordan Brand is apparently dropping an Air Jordan 10 “Maya Moore” PE.
Sneakerheads have probably wondered why not even a single WNBA player has her own signature sneaker. Apparently, the reason is that the mentioned footwear brands never managed to make a lot of money from the signature athletic shoes they had designed for the former female professional basketball players of the WNBA. It is actually not just basketball players; rather even female athletes from sports like soccer have to make do with footwear originally designed for men. For the first time back in 2016, adidas introduced women-exclusive soccer cleats. While not signature sneakers, Jordan Brand has been dropping PE footwear for the female Jordan athletes like Maya Moore.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Jordan Brand had whipped a “Maya Moore” GS-exclusive colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High. The Air Jordan 10 Maya Moore PE, which was unveiled earlier this week, also sports a similar color scheme. The photo of this sneaker featured at the top was originally posted by the New York Times. As can be seen, the sneaker’s uppers are predominantly dressed up in a varying combination of White and Wolf Grey, while Fuchsia Flash covers its inner lining and outsoles. Since Maya loves the verse “Colossians 3:23” of the Bible, “3:23” Is featured over the heel pull tabs.
It has already been reported that the Air Jordan 1 High GS “Maya Moore” will be joining September’s Jordan releases 2017 and will retail at a price of $95. On the other hand, it has reportedly been confirmed that the Air Jordan 10 “Maya Moore” PE will arrive at select retailers and on Nike.com on September 30th, 2017. It will apparently retail at a price of $140 in extended sizes, i.e. from 3.5 to 9.5.
Air Jordan 10 Retro “Maya Moore”
White/White-Fuchsia Flash-Wolf Grey
Release Date: September 30th, 2017