February 2, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Nike Basketball went off the rails for this year’s NBA All-Star sneakers, leaving the East blue/West red motif behind in a supernova of intergalactic colorways the likes of which we’ve never seen tied to the ASG. But if you think back to last year’s festivities, you might remember that a number of models were previewed in ‘off’ colors that didn’t make the cut. One notable trend-breaker from 2011 was Derrick Rose, sporting the adiZero Rose in a yellow PE colored after his high school alma mater, and just this morning we’ve seen the bright orange sequel that suggests we’re in the midst of a full-on All-Star palette renaissance. Check out fellow adidas Basketball pillar and ASG host Dwight Howard’s answer to the the adiZero Rose 2.5 ‘All-Star’, the adidas adiPower Howard in the same blazing colorway. Has Three Stripes burned their way into your mind when it comes to ranking the NBA All Star PEs, or should adidas and everybody else keep with the traditional color assignments we’ve come to expect? Let us know when you click through to see more of the ‘All Star’ adiPower Howard, and stick with Sneaker News for the most thorough coverage of ASG kicks leading up to the February 26th game in Orlando.