Gilbert Arenas Cuba ShoesI have to give muchos gracias to Kari Cruz, head of Public Relations over at adidas. She is always sending me great tips on the latest adidas news. In fact, Kari is the reason that was able to get the early story on gilTV, which highlighted Gilbert Arenas’ new line of shoes that he introduced throughout this season. Overall, 19 new pairs of shoes donning Arenas’ signature were put on store shelves by adidas this year. When I made a post covering adidas’ plans, I included a little joke at the bottom:

adidas, if you are reading this, I would like a pair of your choice in exchange for posting this press release. I honestly think this campaign is going to be immensely successful. Size 10 1/2 should do. Thanks.

I honestly did not think that Kari would take notice. I grossly underestimated Kari’s and adidas’ kindness. Earlier this week, I received a gift in the mail. The gift ended up being the shoes that adidas released on March 21, the day Arenas’ Wizards played my hometown Miami Heat. The kicks are called TS Lightswitch GIL II ZERO x CUBA, and literally have the word “Cuba” printed all over them. I believe that his paternal great-grandfather, who was originally from Cuba, inspired the creation of this particular pair of shoes.I don’t care what they say on them, the shoes are fire! Everyone was looking at them when I wore them to class, and everyone was staring at them while I blew by the competition on the court today (beware of this 5’9 Jewish boy’s skills).

Anyway, I want to publicly thank Kari and adidas for their generosity. See below for some goofy pictures of me with the shoes.

Cheesing with the TS Lightswitch GIL II ZERO x CUBA

Flossing the new kicks