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UPDATE: Willie Cauley-Stein’s custom shoes honor Blake Hundley

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

UPDATE: The BBN’s favorite shoe company, True Blue Customs, were the masterminds behind Cauley-Stein’s latest personalized kicks. The company released more images of the shoes, which revealed the heartwarming story behind the shoes, other than Willie’s love for the Wildcats.

Cauley-Stein actually wore the shoes in honor of Blake Hundley, a huge Kentucky fan who lost his battle to cancer after the Cats’ 2014-15 tournament run. The nine year old became close friends with Cauley-Stein after they met during Hudley’s chemotherapy treatments. The duo formed a close bond, and Cauley-Stein even has a few tattoos in his friend’s honor.

Photo by the Courier-Journal

Here’s another look at the shoes, from @TrueBlueCustoms on Instagram:

Again, just an awesome story.


Willie Cauley-Stein has brought out some awesome new shoes for March Madness, and they honor his collegiate team. The former Cat is known for his (sometimes-questionable) fashion choices, but these are pretty sweet.

The Sacramento Kings tweeted the pictures, saying “Still dancin’ #BBN”

Nicely done, Willie. You’ve come a long way, my friend:

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

26 Comments for UPDATE: Willie Cauley-Stein’s custom shoes honor Blake Hundley



  1. 4everUKblue
    1:34 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    WCS is very cool but bring back Orlando Antigua!



  2. Smyrna_Cat
    1:41 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    BBN is forever! Love this guy.



    • Irish son
      2:01 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      My least favorite player ever during the Cal era. Cost us a national championship by not showing up against Whisky



    • BluKudzu
      2:26 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      At least he was there. What championship team did you play on? If any?



    • bigbluebreeze
      3:11 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Dang Blu haha ?



    • catsarerunnin
      5:02 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Well I’m sure he takes one for his team…



    • trumpetguy
      5:34 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Very nice gesture by WCS.



  3. Smyrna_Cat
    1:46 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    And I have always loved his fashion statements!



  4. nocode96
    1:58 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    I love it!!!



  5. j
    2:00 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    WCS is my 10 yr old daughters favorite Cat of all time because “I like his silly clothes and his name is fun to say” lol. Love this guy.
    Go CATS!



  6. Nickerbocker05
    2:12 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    That shirt is so dope!



  7. BLUE WHITE
    2:20 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    I live in Mount Eden where Blake lived and his family still live this is awesome to see he was so sweet and loved him so Kentucky basketball #teamblake



    • Skooms
      3:01 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Huh?



    • BLUE WHITE
      3:20 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      It doesn’t show it in this article but the other side of the shoe says #teamblake on it. That’s what the shoes are for he was a little boy that passed away 4 years back. If you have an Instagram check out true blue customs page he posted about it



    • BLUE WHITE
      3:23 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      I didn’t read the whole article I figured it talked about it because that’s the reason behind the shoes check it out on Instagram



    • BLUE WHITE
      5:35 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      See they updated the article



    • nocode96
      3:20 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      U wot mate???



    • Skooms
      6:48 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry Blue, read it again after the update. Totally agree mate!! Definitely #teamblake!!!



    • BLUE WHITE
      6:52 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

      It’s okay I understand the confusion since the article didn’t mention it at first lol



  8. 1IH
    3:33 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    Please bring Orlando back!



  9. nocode96
    5:41 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    Everybody, I implore you to please go read the previous article about that bat cats being swept. Our favorite loser, bigolblue makes a comment that totally plays himself and is irrefutable proof he’s just miserable. He actually defends the baseball coach by using “they lost their whole team” as an excuse for the losing. Please, do yourself a favor and go check it out.



  10. bbnerror
    6:41 pm March 24, 2019 Permalink

    Please update the name in the article to Blake Hundley.



  11. bbnerror
    9:33 am March 25, 2019 Permalink

    One more to go. In the sentence regarding how they met, it should be Hundley’s chemotherapy…