New York Giants standout wide receiver and friend of the fashion world, Victor Cruz, took to The Tonight Show alongside funnyman Jimmy Fallon to detail his extensive sneaker collection, to promote his upcoming documentary feature, and to unveil his upcoming signature Nike sneaker.
The comedian jokingly mentioned Cruz’s plethora of kicks, and, indeed, Cruz confirmed on-air that he currently owns between 300-400 pairs. None, though, are likely as exciting as the new styles he’s designing for Nike, equipped with football and family references incorporated with ease. Cruz’s personality will be heavily on display with each shoe, and his popular essence is clearly one that bodes well for an athlete with a signature line.
Images of Cruz’s stylized footwear have leaked online for months, but not until last week on Fallon’s show did we see the final, official product. Cruz wore his signature sneakers on set in the “Haystack” colorway and brought an additional pair on stage to show off. He even promised The Tonight Show host his own pair to wear out. Additional colors and options have trickled out via the Web in subsequent days, and each pair is as aesthetically pleasing and true to Cruz as the last.
The Nike Air Trainer Cruz sneakers are expected to retail for $145. Comments from around the blogosphere indicate significant excitement for their release, and many have dubbed them a stylish redesign and an innovative look at the Air Trainer. No release date is confirmed yet, but you can guess that all of Cruz’s personal Nike designs will carry as much style and confidence as his on-field performances do.
A true Renaissance man, Cruz also detailed the whereabouts of his upcoming documentary that tells of his recovery from recent injury and his triumphant journey to the League from youth. The film, I Am Giant, is said to be nearing completion. Cruz’s original movie premiers on Showtime, Friday, October 30th at 9pm, and looks to capture much of the fascinating life, background, and persona of Mr. Cruz. He is, seemingly, a man of endless style and ability. The proof is in the sneakers.
FYI: Victor sported a $450 Public School Double Sleeve Mandarin Shirt for his late night appearance.