The Under Armour Embiid 1 will have an outline of Africa featured on the heel, an homage to the player's roots in Cameroon.
Per DePaula, Embiid will be the 17th NBA player to have a signature shoe but the first center. Still, he will make sure it's not simply one made for big men.
"I needed a shoe that made me feel comfortable," Embiid said Tuesday in Baltimore, per Robby Kalland of Uproxx. "It's not a big man shoe; it's just a shoe for a basketball player. ... In the past, shoes I've had have been too heavy or too big. This idea was making it as light as possible. It all comes back to being able to do everything on the basketball court."