Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks NBA superstar The Greek Freak Nike Signature shoe design and fashion

Giannis’s Nike Shoe

The Greek Freak is getting a sneak.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his rise in the NBA as one of the league’s premiere superstars has not only re-signed with Nike, but it’s also being reported that the  Milwaukee Bucks power forward will be getting a signature shoe from the Swoosh. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

With the process of designing a signature shoe typically a 14-to-18 month timeline, it is likely that the soonest a “Giannis 1” sneaker would release would be during the fall or holiday seasons of 2019, according to insiders.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks NBA superstar The Greek Freak Nike Signature shoe design and fashion

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Antetokounmpo was a sneaker “free agent” with his 4-year deal with Nike expiring in October, so competitors like Adidas and Chinese footwear company Li-Ning were putting on a full court press for his business. The Greek Freak’s popularity has spread far from Wisconsin, where data from Fanatics reveal that his #34 Milwaukee jersey is third in the league this year in jersey sales.

Antetokounmpo’s agent, Alex Saratsis, told ESPN, “I’ve always said that I think he’s one of those guys that has the potential to transcend his market. I think he’s showing that he can do that. I think he’s one of the few players that could have a truly global appeal.”