Sneaker Con Los Angeles recently witnessed an electrifying moment as Austin Reaves, a rising star in basketball, unveiled two new colorways of his signature AR1 sneaker with KICKS CREW. The Los Angeles Lakers guard has had a successful start to his signature shoe line, with his first two releases being instant sellouts on KICKSCREW.COM. KICKS CREW is the exclusive retailer for the AR1, and Sneaker Con Los Angeles represented the first in-person release for Austin Reaves’ signature line. 

Austin Reaves AR1 Sneaker Con Los Angeles 2023

Born and raised in Arkansas, United States, Austin played college basketball for the Wichita State Shockers and the Oklahoma Sooners. He would later go undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft, which only added fuel to his fire. The Los Angeles Lakers offered Austin a roster spot, and he would then go on to prove to teams why they should have never passed on him as he shined throughout the regular season and playoffs. 

Today, Austin Reaves is not only a pivotal figure for the Los Angeles Lakers but was also a key player on Team USA for the 2023 FIBA World Cup and has gained significant popularity worldwide. Thousands of fans attended Sneaker Con Los Angeles to get a glimpse of Austin. They were able to purchase two exclusive colorways of the Rigorer AR1 at the KICKS CREW booth that have not been released and participated in various activities with Austin. 

Austin Reaves Sneaker Con Los Angeles 2023

One of the two AR1 releases that debuted at the KICKS CREW booth was the long-awaited “Showtime” colorway. This Lakers-themed colorway was the first design revealed for the AR1 when Austin signed with Rigorer in June. The shoe features a Lakers-inspired colorway, combining the iconic purple and gold on a black base. A second "Milky Way" colorway was also showcased and available for fans to purchase. This design is a significant departure from the previous releases in the AR1 line. It features a purple galaxy design with light blue accents and a translucent sole. 

AR1 "Showtime" and "Milky Way"

In addition to the buzz surrounding the AR1 releases, Austin Reaves took time to engage with fans personally, leaving an unforgettable mark on Sneaker Con Los Angeles. He signed autographs, posed for pictures, and even participated in an exciting game of knockout. This interaction showcased Austin's appreciation for his fans and added a personal touch to the event, making it a memorable experience for all attendees. Furthermore, he announced that a global release for the AR1 “Showtime” and “Milky Way” is happening very soon, exclusively on KICKS CREW.

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