By Paul Roumeliotis
Joakim Noah has switched shoe companies from the French apparel maker of Le Coq Sportif to adidas.
Noah has played with Le Coq Sportif's shoes since the beginning of his career before the shift.
Adidas currently endorses Noah's teammates including Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler, Marquis Teague, and rookies Tony Snell and Erik Murphy.
Noah told CSNChicago.com, “I’m really, really excited. I think it’s a great opportunity. Just to be with a global brand like that means so much. I’ve known a lot of those guys since I was a kid, playing at ABCD camp. Playing with the face of the brand in Derrick, that’s so cool to me, just to be a part of that. I think we’re going to be a lot of great things for the kids, as well, being in Chicago. I think they’re very invested in doing good things for the youth here. Just to be a part of such a power brand means a lot,” explained Noah, who said he will wear the adidas “Crazyquick” model to start the season.
“To me, I just wanted to be with a company that I know has great technology, a great investment in getting the best product out there for their athletes. Just to be a part of that is huge. With the World Cup coming up, hopefully they can help us get a few tickets and check out a few games during the World Cup. That’s not one of the major reasons why I went [with adidas], but I’m a big soccer fan.”