Panthers QB Cam Newton Unveils First Under Armour Off-Field Signature Shoe
Panthers QB Cam Newton on Thursday "showcased his sense of fashion again" with the unveiling of his "first off-field signature shoe," according to Joe Marusak of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The all-red, $120 Under Armour C1N "Hometown" signature sneaker is "scheduled to hit retailers on July 20." The red "reflects Newton’s Atlanta roots." The reaction on social media was "generally favorable to the new sneakers." The new shoes will add to UA’s Cam Newton Collection of "tops and footwear." In May, Newton "unveiled a colorful new line of signature limited edition cleats, including a $170 pair with a synthetic tail in back" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/14). FOOTWEAR NEWS' Peter Verry noted Newton's second version to hit stores is "Chairman." UA said that the look is a "nod to the quarterback’s love of ‘50s swank and his hunger to make an impact on his adopted home of Charlotte." This shoe "hits stores Sept. 8." The "442" colorway arrives on Oct. 20. It is "inspired by classic muscle cars and is executed with a black and gold palette" (FOOTWEARNEWS.com, 7/13).