Ben Simmons, with Nike and Jordan Brand, reveals new sneakers part of a Nike series recognizing the motivational phrases. Ben Simmons joined Slam’s Instagram Live on Wednesday night to talk about his shoes.
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Ben Simmons’ Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Motivation debuts Thursday at House of Hoops by Foot Locker and online at footlocker.com. “Growing up, I used to wear a lot of Chuck. It has that kind of look, that greasy feel,” Simmons said, per NBC Sports. “I try to represent my country and my people at the highest level. … I’m very proud to be Australian. I’m big on trying to do the right things and setting the right examples for my country,” Simmons noted.
Simmons said, “Pride & Passion” is all about his heritage. The Motivation has a gray-cracked suede upper with the phrase featured on the shoes, including “Heart in the Game,” “Dedication,” and “Pride & Passion.” “The passion is just having that passion for it,” Simmons said. “Wanting to succeed and win, having that passion for it, and doing it how you can. That’s all apart of it. I’m very proud to be from Australia.” Simmons added.
He also referred to his work during the quarantine trying to be ready in a possible NBA season resumption. Ben Simmons recommended wearing shoes with light blue jeans or black jeans.