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adidas adiPower Howard 3

May 30th, 2012 by | 10 comments

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The 2012-13 NBA season is going to be quite different for Magic All-Star Center Dwight Howard. Without coach Stan Van Gundy on the sidelines, what sort of effect will that have on his game? Their inability to see eye-to-eye has been widely publicized, but you can bet that Dwight wants nothing more than to recover from his surgery and get back to dominating the paint without the distractions of the media, and he’ll do so with a clean slate while rocking his third signature sneaker with adidas Basketball – the adidas adiPower Howard 3. A rather slimmer package than the previous adiPower installment, the Howard 3 adopts the high-cut ankle peak with a redesigned midsole that gives off a bit of an old-school Shaq Attaq vibe, and features a tiger-stripe camouflage-like detailing along the collar of the ankle and down the lace placket. A gallery of Howard’s next adidas legacy is just below, so take a look and let us know what you think. Photos: hupu

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adidas adiPower Howard 2 ‘Lei Feng’

March 2nd, 2012 by | 10 comments

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You remember Dwight’s high-energy colorway of the adidas adiPower Howard 2 for All-Star weekend right? Like many other NBA stars that weekend, Superman pulled the switcheroo at half-time, coming back out on the court in a completely different pair. The pair in question was the upcoming adidas adiPower Howard 2 ‘Lei Feng’, which looks to the Chinese folk-hero from the People’s Liberation Army of the same name. With the adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 also paying tribute, which sneaker do you think did it better? Let us know in the comments below and look out for these available now at select adidas retailers. via kenlu

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adidas adiPower Howard 2 – Officially Unveiled

February 8th, 2012 by | 7 comments

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How many backboards have you shattered recently in your ballin’ exploits? If the number isn’t as high as you want it to be, then let us introduce you to the adidas adiPower Howard 2. The second sig for big man Dwight Howard is again built to best cater to a powerful player, all the while maintaining a light weight to let you explode when the time is right. The sneaker certainly makes a big impression, with Superman’s persona running throughout the details-from the DH logos, to the shattered glass print, to the extra big stripes on the sides. If you need any convincing then stick with us for the video spot after the jump, where Howard himself breaks down the new shoe in detail. We’ve also got a load of images of the first couple colorways of the adidas adiPower Howard 2, which will be hitting shelves this Thursday, February 9th.

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adidas adiPower Howard ‘All-Star’

February 2nd, 2012 by | 4 comments

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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.

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Foot Locker x adidas ‘The Difference’

December 21st, 2011 by | 4 comments

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“You got everybody in here ‘Oh my gosh’-in’!”

Big Sean appropriated Rick James via MC Hammer for an entirely different purpose, but that doesn’t mean some of his lyrics aren’t indeed spot-on in describing adidas Basketball’s troupe of all-star dunkers. Three Stripes ballers Dwight Howard, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday were on hand for the shooting of the adidas x Foot Locker ‘The Difference’ commercial a short while back, and the cameras kept rolling after the action was wrapped because these guys decided to put on another show. With the help of an unnamed young 1 with a handle like ‘The Professor’, all kinds of oops, reverse jams and 360-did-you-see-thats are being served up fresh, and you can see the entire highlight reel after the jump below.

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Foot Locker x adidas adiZero Crazy Light ‘The Difference’

November 22nd, 2011 by | 9 comments

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“9.8 ounces is nothing. 9.8 ounces is everything.”

When you’ve got the lightest basketball shoe in the world, it’s okay to brag. adidas Basketball has designed the adidas adiZero Crazy Light so that it’s so slight you can barely feel them yet their distinctive Three Striped ankle collar ensures you can recognize them from afar. It’s these kinds of edges you’ll see emphasized in the new ‘The Difference’ video from Foot Locker and adidas, a clip starring Dwight Howard and young ballers Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday plus the Rick James via MC Hammer-sampling music of Big Sean. Click through to watch the short and let us know if your team rocks the Crazy Light. Look out for the ‘Blackout’ edition of the adiZero Crazy Light hitting Foot Locker retailers this Friday.

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Dwight Howard’s D12 Celebrity All-Star Game Recap

November 14th, 2011 by | 51 comments

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The ‘other’ NBA season continued down in Florida when Dwight Howard hosted the D12 Foundation Celebrity All-Star Game at the the University of Central Florida. This game featured a bit of a twist; the two teams were divided up into New School and Old School, with the former consisting of current NBA players and the latter featuring former NBA stars like Penny Hardaway and Steve Francis. The kicks spotted on court had a heavy ‘Air Penny’ theme, as Penny himself wore the Nike Zoom Rookie ‘Memphis Blues’ during warm-ups and switched up to the all-white Foamposite One 1-of-1 PEs for the game. Other notables included Lil’ Wayne’s Binary Blue Zoom Rookies (he coached the ‘New School’ squad) and Earl Clark’s Glow In The Darks, Gilbert Arenas’ Air Jordan VI ‘Orlando’ Customs, Steve Franchise’s Air Jordan 8.0, Quentin Richardson’s Air Jordan XI ‘DMP’, and Dwight Howard’s adiPower Howard. Check out the additional images from this great charity event below and let us know who takes the crown for the best kicks! Thanks to @notmattg!

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