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LOOK: World Balance unveils Scottie Thompson signature shoe

Delfin Dioquino
LOOK: World Balance unveils Scottie Thompson signature shoe

Scottie Thompson - World Balance shoe. World Balance

World Balance

Dubbed the 'Scottie 1,' the shoe is tailored for the well-rounded play of Scottie Thompson, who has emerged as one of the faces of Barangay Ginebra

World Balance officially revealed the first signature shoe of Barangay Ginebra star Scottie Thompson on Friday, November 5, seven months since the local sportswear brand announced their collaboration.

Dubbed the “Scottie 1,” the shoe is tailored for the well-rounded play of Thompson, who has emerged as one of the faces of the most popular ballclub in the PBA.

Thompson said he has worn the shoe since the 2020 Philippine Cup, where the Gin Kings captured the championship.

Although Ginebra failed to retain its all-Filipino title this season, Thompson still put up impressive numbers across the board, averaging 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks.

“I’ve used this shoe for two conferences and I have nothing bad to say about its comfort and performance,” Thompson said in Filipino.

World Balance
World Balance

Thompson struck a deal with World Balance in April, becoming the first PBA player to sign with the brand since legend Philip Cezar.

Featuring a red and white colorway, the shoe is inscribed with the words “faith,” “hard work,” and “discipline” on the heel counter – a nod to what Thompson claims as his virtues.

World Balance
World Balance

“They understand what it is like to be an underdog, and like the brand, I want to prove myself on and off the court and show the world that you can be like David in a league full of Goliaths,” Thompson said.

Expected to be a limited release, the “Scottie 1” will soon hit the shelves this month. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.