Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk

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Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk!
Chris Staples Jumping over an Audi R8 Slam Dunk

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk

To promote the launch of the new line of Risewear kicks and athletic wear, Kmart and the nation’s top 4 dunkers put on a heck of a fun show this past Saturday to compete for the right to brand their own signature capsule collection with Risewear.

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk
Check out the intensity of Jonathan Clark as he drills one home

Top 4 Slam Dunk Athletes

In partnership with Risewear, Kmart and the world’s top four dunking athletes; Jonathan Clark, Porter Maberry, Chris Staples, Guy Dupuy showcase their baller skills with some high flying and exciting dunking action for the packed crowd. The intense sun and humidity didn’t stop the MC, DJs, staff and street ballers drenched in sweat from putting on an epic show for the great turnout of enthusiastic fans that showed up for the fun.

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk
Guy Dupuy Under Over Slam Dunk

Touring 6 cities including San Francisco, Miami, DC, NYC, Chicago and NJ fans were treated to an exclusive free event showcasing the new value driven Risewear line, up-close and personal meet and greet as well as free customization from graffiti artists on site.

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk!
Porter Maberry Slam dunks over 6 foot 3 inch Jonathan Clark

The 3 hour event included exclusive free giveaways, gift cards and free customization by graffiti artists or laser engraving on site for the new line that includes basketball and athletic sneakers, casual shoes and sandals and men’s shoes soon to be followed by kids and women’s lines. There was also plenty of water to go around and boy did you need it!

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk!
Taurian ‘Air Up There’ Fontenette

Taurian Fontenette, current Risewear Athlete was also on site to perform and provide some guidance to a young future slam dunker from NJ.

Risewear Mens Halo 720 Black/Red High Top Basketball Shoe
Risewear Men’s Halo 720 Black/Red High Top Basketball Shoe

The value driven footwear lines feature modern designs that look cool and perform at incredibly affordable prices.

We are having a blast with our members around the country celebrating the launch of our new ath-leisure shoe brand, Rise.   The biggest rewards are seeing families and kids cheering on their favorite dunker and getting their shoes customized by the talented graffiti artists.  From “Pokemon” to “Prince” to “Robert Pattinson” – I have seen it all out on their shoes.   We’re thrilled to fill a need in the footwear space for the millenials: high-performing, customizable footwear that can go from conference room to the court.

Kelly N. Cook
Chief Marketing Officer, Kmart

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk!
Risewear Athletic sneakers

The Risewear Men’s Stream 60 Black or Navy shoe tops my list for the casual men’s shoes and I’ll be darned the shoes are pretty cool! The stylish athletic and casual footwear collection is available for purchase all for under $45! The Risewear line is a welcome breath of fresh air in style and affordability in this rising trend of overpricing products.

Kmart Rise Challenge is a Slam Dunk!
Left to Right: Jonathan Clark, Porter Maberry, Chris Staples, Guy Dupuy

The Slam Dunk baller crew were on hand for autographs, photos and up close and personal with the attendees after the show.

Risewear Athletic & Casual Footwear available exclusively at Kmart all under $45.00
www.kmart.com

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