Greivis Vasquez sang to me. Sort of. Something about his shoe – The North Six – his player exclusive edition of Under Armour‘s ClutchFit Drive, brings the Drake right out of him.
The kicks ($140) drop this Saturday in Toronto at Foot Locker at Yonge- Dundas (247 Yonge Street), ua.ca and the Under Armour Harbor East Brand House in Baltimore, Maryland.
A celebration of both Toronto and the Raptors, the North Six features red and black accents on a metallic silver upper with a red GV logo on the tongue. There is also a subtle claw slash design worked into the the upper in honor of the team’s mascot – the velociraptor. You can say the 6 is properly represented.
I have a feeling the Raptors guard will definitely be running through the 6 with his woes this weekend. He’s definitely – as Drizzy would say – working on excellence.
Earliest memory of kicks:
As a kid, you know I used to love Jordans. Who doesn’t huh? I remember when I came to high school in the states – in Rockville, Maryland. It was a unique day. I didn’t know we were sponsored by Jordan and at the time it was like a dream come true. Back then, I didn’t know what the future held and now I am with a great brand myself. I am proud to be with Under Armour and now this is a dream come true.
What was important in the making of the North Six?
It had to look good and it had to represent me, the city of Toronto and my commitment to the team. That’s where the colors and design came in. And it had to represent my game, compliment my game when I’m on the court and go with my personality off the court. I don’t use high top sneakers. Every player has a unique style, the high top has a boxer swag and that is not me. I love the low cut.  It gives you more flexibility and mobility with my ankles. It’s more comfortable and  I think it looks so much better. I love, love the low cut.

Your game style in three words:

Passionate, hardworking, clutch

As a child you looked up to Jordan, now you have fans that look up to you. What is that like?  

It’s a blessing and it’s unbelievable. It is hard to describe what I am going through – the love, the support, the fans kids. And this is just the beginning. I am motivated to keep doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

 In terms of kicks, name a shoe other than your own you are looking forward to rocking:
Stephen Curry is going to come out with a low cut, you know I love the lows and the Curry 1 low? I’d love to wear it.
What about the ladies and the babies? Will we see GS sizes and a women’s run?

This is my first shoe and we are going to build the foundation first, so not right now. But we will expand into different colorways and offer more sizes eventually. I really want to put out a purple colorway.

If the North Six were a song:  

“Know Yourself” by Drake. Greivis laughs and says, “You know” and then sings, “Running through the six with my woes.”

Greivis Vasquez, for the win. Stay clutch with @UAbasketball  and @GreivisVasquez.