Nike-sponsored basketball player Elena Delle Donne has been named the WNBA’s 2015 MVP. To commemorate the achievement, the Beaverton, Ore.-based athletic brand has released a sneaker inspired by Delle Donne.
The Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 iD is available now on the brand’s website for a retail price of $175. The shoe features a predominantly white upper with sky blue accents near the heel and on the toe cap, with a gold swoosh logo and Flywire cables. It also boasts a white-with-sky-blue- speckles midsole and outsole, with gray along much of the bottom. Pulling the shoe together are its sky-blue laces.
In addition to the shoe, Nike is selling a T-shirt to commemorate Delle Donne’s MVP nod, which will be sold at Nike’s flagship store in Chicago.
According to the WNBA, Delle Donne received 38 of the 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, beating Jordan Brand-sponsored runner-up Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx, who won the award for the 2014 season. In July, Jordan Brand released an Air Jordan 1 dedicated to Moore, in a blue, gold, and magenta colorway.
Delle Donne led the league in regular-season scoring, averaging 23.4 points per game, and was third in league rebounds, averaging 8.4 per game. The forward was no slouch on the defensive end, either: She was third in the league in blocks during the regular season, averaging 2.06 per game.
With the regular season over, Delle Done will look to lead the Sky to the finals for the second straight season after being swept in the series by the Phoenix Mercury in 2014, 3-0. The first round of the playoffs start tonight, with the Sky taking on the Indiana Fever.