Hurry! Rich Paul’s Raw Cashew collection from New Balance is back in stock
Everyone can finally stop emailing New Balance. We have an update on the sold out clothes and shoes that everyone has been dying to get their grubby little paws on. The New Balance 550s with matching track suits and mesh shorts from Rich Paul are back in stock. Make sure you order yours today because it’s almost certain that they won’t remain in stock for more than 48 hours.
I wish this article was satire, but apparently Rich Paul has a brand new line of clothing with New Balance called “Raw Cashew.”
“…the sportswear brand is now joining forces with LeBron James‘ agent Rich Paul for a special New Balance 550 and apparel collection. The launch is designed to inspire people to get after their dreams and strive to blaze their own path.“
Yeah, I’m sure Rich Paul is inspiring people to get after their dreams and strive to blaze their own path. The 40-year old can’t even be mentioned without being linked to LeBron James, Adele, or Ben Simmons, let alone blaze his own path so the marketing on Raw Cashew definitely falls short unless you’re describing how boring everything looks by comparing them to actual raw cashews.
Look I get it, Rich Paul is an extremely powerful agent but can we not pretend that he’s some type of inspiration for…anyone? He was a part of LeBron James inner circle and became his agent when James was 17 years old. Must be nice to be linked to the greatest basketball of our generation which in return helped your entire career since you were 20 years old.
What’s the New Balance angle here? Do they think by releasing a Rich Paul clothing line that LeBron James or any player affiliated with Klutch Sports is going to choose them over Nike or any other brand out there?
The entire thing seems like a desperate pandering act to lure athletes to New Balance, doesn’t it?
Back to inspiring the youth, there’s nothing like suggesting kids should blaze their own path while spending $150 for a pair of Rich Paul New Balance shoes that resemble the ultimate Nike Air Monarch dad shoes.
They are literally selling Rich Paul t-shirts for $40 on a left chest print that probably costs roughly, $6 to make. Way to be an inspiration to the kids. If that doesn’t do it for the kids, they can purchase a pair of his sweatpants for a cheap price of $85.
Just my opinion but I would probably save whatever money you would waste on anything designed by Rich Paul and invest it on your future instead.
I know that supply chain issues have royally screwed up everything in the apparel industry, but it’s hard to believe that’s the sole reason that none of this apparel (outside of $85 sweatpants) is even available to purchase.
Sure, you could hop on one of those dorky sneaker websites and pay double, sometimes triple the price, if you’re really desperate for a pair of Raw Cashews. StockX currently has a pair up for bid at $317, so all of the child trailblazers can purchase them there and begin a successful path towards greatness.
The likely reason that Rich Paul’s entire collection has been sold is the fact that the demand has been so low and no one in their right minds would pay this much to wear something created by LeBron’s agent, Adele’s boyfriend, and the guy who is somewhat responsible for Ben Simmons not playing basketball.
My guess, is the only people who probably own a pair of the “Raw Cashews” are people who received them as a promotional item. I bet the entire Klutch Sports agency is forced to wear these and every athlete that was sent a pair still has them in the box, thrilled that they could tell Paul that they can’t wear them because it’s a conflict of interest with their own sponsorships.
Maybe instead of trying to make a clothing line for the kids, Rich Paul should focus on talking to 25-year old Ben Simmons and find a way to get a trade done with Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers.