A rare miss from Patrick Mahomes?
The Chiefs quarterback has done it all on the field and is in the process of conquering everything off the field, as well. Commercial spokesman, part owner of a sports franchise and now, sneaker savant.
Introducing the Mahomes 1 Impact FLX, the first signature kick for the former NFL MVP:
I’ve dreamed about this since I was a little kid. Years in the making, excited to officially unveil my signature shoe — Mahomes 1 Impact FLX. This is just the beginning. Go Time🚦8.23.21 ⏰ @adidasFballUS pic.twitter.com/XkOAFAubyy
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) August 16, 2021
The Adidas-branded sneaker is set to hit shelves in just under a week’s time, on Aug. 23, and they’ll retail for $130.
Patrick Mahomes just announced his first signature shoe with Adidas– The Mahomes 1 Impact FLX. He will also have his own apparel line. pic.twitter.com/S09BbMP0rs
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 16, 2021
While no one will mistake these for instant classics, they look like your standard Adidas training sneaker, not entirely dissimilar to the Ultraboost line. The silhouette takes from some of Adidas’ popular lines.
The reveal wasn’t all perfect, though. There is the curious choice of using neon green, which is not exactly a color that anyone associates with Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs, State Farm, or ketchup, which Mahomes loves to slather on his steaks.
Mahomes is the latest big-name athlete with a big-time sneaker. But as the saying goes, everyone’s a critic. Twitter weighed in with jokes, critiques and more of Mahomes’ first signature shoe:
every single child in kc right now MOMMMMMMMMMM!!!! MOMMMMMMMM!!!!! PATRICK MAHOMES HAS A SHOE CAN WE GET THEM???? 😉 https://t.co/wRoR9cyowd
— Dana Wright🎙 (@RadioDana) August 16, 2021
why do people think this neon green color is what people like. Literally ruins everything it touches.
— 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚘𝚝 (Jake Funk Enjoyer) 🐏🏠 (@_SC00T) August 16, 2021
Mahomes is taking an L in week 1
— 7️⃣ Banks 🅾️🙌🙏🅾️ (@OwnedBySevyn) August 16, 2021