A once-unicorn PE comes to life as a retail pair

One of the perks of being a popular NBA player with multi-million Dollar endorsements from major shoe brands includes having your own Player Exclusive (PE) sneakers. Retired NBA star Ray Allen has arguably the best PE sneakers in recent memory, featuring some of Jordan Brand’s popular silhouettes in Sugar Ray’s team colors. Sugar Ray’s Bucks Away PE is one of the more popular ones, and Jordan Brand is finally releasing the much-coveted PE sneaker to the public.

The retail version is different from Sugar Ray’s personal pair as it uses a nubuck upper instead of tumbled leather. Save for that key difference, the retail version looks very close to the pair Sugar Ray wore during his stint with the Bucks.

With the Milwaukee Bucks battling their way in the NBA Playoffs, we hope that the team makes it to the NBA finals in time for the official drop of the “Ray Allen” Air Jordan 7 on June 1. Of course, it would be fitting for the team if they snag the championship, right?

Duey Guison

Duey Guison

While he is a tech writer, sneakers is his main passion.