Goldin has partnered with Phoenix Suns star Deandre Ayton to offer a pair of Ayton’s game-worn, autographed PUMA Court Rider shoes to celebrate Women’s History Month.
The auction goes live Thursday and runs through Saturday, April 9 with all proceeds going to Women Win, a global fund dedicated to women’s rights.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the inspiring women that have shaped and inspired me,” Ayton said in a press release from Goldin. “I love the design of these shoes, and it was a special moment getting to play in them and pay tribute to some amazing women this Women’s History Month. I’m excited to see fans bid, and I’m thrilled to team with Goldin to raise money for Women Win, an organization that does amazing work supporting women around the world.”
Ayton’s one-of-one PUMA x Women’s History Month shoes were customized for Ayton by sneaker innovator and artist Katty Customs. The left shoe celebrates the inspiring women in Ayton’s family, and the right shoe pays homage to the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
“I loved designing these shoes with Deandre and PUMA,” said Katty Customs. “It’s really cool to see a leader like Deandre doing his part to honor women he admires and putting these shoes together with him was a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month.”
“Deandre Ayton is not only one of the best young basketball players in the NBA, but he’s also one of the best young men in the league,” Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin said. “It’s stars like him who are helping level the playing field for women everywhere by lending their time and efforts to initiatives like this one. We’re so proud to partner with him and with PUMA to auction these incredible Katty Custom shoes to help support Women Win, a truly amazing organization.”
The autographed sneakers and jersey were worn by Ayton during his 23-point, 19-rebound performance against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 13. As part of the partnership, Ayton will also donate $2,500 while PUMA will match up to $10,000 in donations.
Fans interested in bidding can visit goldin.co/Ayton.
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