Former NBA All-Star and New York Knicks legend John Starks has partnered with ZipWay on a new athletic apparel line. The breakaway pant collection launches at 150 Foot Locker stores around the country on April 13.

In a statemnet, Zipway said its introductory piece is a technologically-advanced, all-weather breakaway pant that provides a fast, smooth, easy release.Created by Daron Nunn, ZipWay was designed to fill the space for a high performance, fashionable breakaway pant. Nunn said he recognized that traditional snap breakaway pants didn’t work.

“They let cold air in, often don’t unsnap completely, and the snaps would break off after a tug,” said Nunn. “What people needed was a breakaway that was easy to get off, easy to put back on, that they could wear in all kinds of weather.”

Partner John Starks says, “ZipWay is completely new. They look great, they’re fast, and they work. I wish they’d been around when I was playing. They’re changing the game!”

ZipWay pants fasten using Velcro tabs which securely keep the pants in place. When the tabs are released, the pants zip away from the body in 0.3 seconds – fast enough to get in the game at a moment’s notice. Because the pant unzips from both ends, they are perfect in warm weather as they can be unzipped from the top to let air in. On cold days the patented zippers keep the cold air out. ZipWay is great for sports of all kinds or just for kicking around”.

Size range includes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large. The pant is made of breathable fabric and the spring 2007 collection comes in the following colors: Navy/White, Black/Black, White/Carolina Blue, Red/White and White/Black. Accessories are also offered: sport watches, t-shirts and caps. The ZipWay pant retails at $49.99.