Boston Celtics’ All Star, Gordon Hayward, originally inked an endorsement deal with Chinese sportswear company, ANTA, in the Fall of 2018. Fast forward to only a bit over a year later, Hayward’s first signature shoe is set to debut this month – the ANTA GH1.
According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, Gordon Hayward will debut a special edition, ANTA GH1 ‘Barbershop’ colorway tonight, in a contest vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. The GH1 was officially unveiled by ANTA during Hayward’s trip to China this past Summer. While we haven’t seen much on-court action from Hayward due to a broken hand, he’s back, and we’ll finally get to see the All Star tear it up on the court in his GH1s.
The ANTA GH1 ‘Barbershop’ arrives outfitted in a primarily vast Grey hue, embellished with a “Barbershop” pole graphic on the lateral textile panel. The shoe also features Hayward’s “fresh cut” silhouette, which is a picture of Hayward’s literal head, debossed into the tongue of the shoe. Completing the look is an inner tongue patch with barber scissors that comes embroidered.
The ANTA GH1 ‘Barbershop’ will be a limited release coming soon in the Boston area. Let us know what you think of this fresh new GH1 colorway in the comments below, and keep it locked to the site as official release details for Hayward’s first signature shoe arrive.
UPDATE (12/18/2019): Official launch details for the upcoming ANTA GH1 ‘Barbershop’ have been unveiled. Read below for the press release, courtesy of ANTA.
“ANTA is releasing Gordon Hayward’s first generation signature shoes both in China and in the states. Among all these colorways, GH1- BARBERSHOP is inspired by Gordon’s iconic cool haircut and barber’s elements, which can be easily found on the shoes. “
“It has been two years since Gordon joined the Celtics and now he is playing a relatively key role in this team. To show Gordon’s love and support to Boston Area, at 3:30 PM this Saturday, ANTA will drop 120 pairs of GH1- BARBERSHOP limited edition with special shoe box @titletownbarbers at Natick mall, 1245 Worcester St, Natick, 01760, MA. The shoes will be sold by live raffle draw, 129 USD per pair. Since it’s weekend before Xmas, Gordon will be there for meet and greet with fans as well.”
UPDATE (12/12/2019): Gordon Hayward debuts his ANTA GH1 ‘Barbershop’.