Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne revealed her first signature sneaker Thursday to the Washington Post’s Kareem Copeland.
The DELDON 1 is expected to be available for purchase in October, Copeland reported. The Nike sneaker features the star’s EDD logo and will have multiple colorways.
Been trying to figure out what Elena Delle Donne has been wearing all season, but she wouldn’t say. Until now. Introducing her first signature sneaker. The DELDON 1.The sneaker is expected to be available for purchase in October. #wnba pic.twitter.com/LJCAEiS1nV— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) June 30, 2022
Been trying to figure out what Elena Delle Donne has been wearing all season, but she wouldn’t say. Until now. Introducing her first signature sneaker. The DELDON 1.The sneaker is expected to be available for purchase in October. #wnba pic.twitter.com/LJCAEiS1nV
Delle Donne has worn the sneaker throughout the season, including a Pride colorway last Thursday in Seattle.
Speculation about the shoe has ramped up as the two-time WNBA MVP continued to rock it on the court, but Thursday brought the first confirmation of the shoe as a signature model. Delle Donne previously served as the face of the Nike Air Zoom UNVRS, but the DELDON 1 will be her first signature sneaker.
Breanna Stewart is currently the only other WNBA player with a signature sneaker. The Stewie 1 for Puma is slated for release this summer. The Stewie 1 will make Stewart just the 10th WNBA player with a signature shoe, and the first in a decade.
Before this year, the most recent signature shoe for a WNBA player was Candace Parker’s Adidas TS Ace Commander in 2010. Other WNBA players to have signature shoes include Diana Taurasi, Rebecca Lobo, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes.
“Women in the sneaker industry deserve a lot more than they’ve gotten in the past, and I hope that as we’re seeing change in a lot of different directions, the sneaker industry is going to be one,” Stewart said.