Arike’s are a 1-of-1, but you can sink your feet into WNBA history and buy a similar pair of AO1’s here.
Arike Ogunbowale took the WNBA by storm in 2019, earning herself a spot on the All-Rookie team and setting various records along the way. Her 630 points are the third most by a rookie in WNBA history and the most ever by a rookie guard. She averaged 19.1 points per game, the league’s third leading scorer, and led the league in scoring for the month of August by averaging a staggering 24.9 points per game. Her season-high 35 points against the Los Angeles Sparks and the Chicago Sky are the fifth most ever scored by a rookie and second most in Dallas Wings history. Her four straight games of 30 or more points from 8/29 to 9/6 tied the WNBA record for consecutive 30-point games, joining Maya Moore, and her 17 games with 20 or more points are the most by any rookie ever.
The AO1 was designed by the Wings and recognizes Arike’s connection to the 2018-19 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Nike Freak 1. Arike was the first player to wear Giannis’s signature shoe in a professional basketball game and they both share Nigerian descent. The shoes includes several different custom inscriptions to commemorate the All-Rook’s performance: