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adidas Crazy Light 3 – Ricky Rubio PE

July 17th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Derrick Rose isn’t the only adidas-sponsored NBA point guard looking to establish himself this year after returning from injury.  The Minnesota Timberwolves’ young 1 Ricky Rubio will look to play more than two-thirds of a season he has in each of his first two seasons in the Association.  Rubio has support from Three Stripes in the form of this adidas Crazy Light 3 that adds his signature to the inner tongue of a colorway suited for T-Wolves away games.  These are up for sale now in Taiwan so stick with Sneaker News to see if Rubio’s or any other NBA Crazy Light 3 PEs hit US retailers and let us know how these compare to Nike Basketball’s various player exclusives.

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adidas Basketball Quick vs Fast Tour

July 8th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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adidas brought its ballers around the world this past week, as big names like Derrick Rose, Ricky Rubio, Damian Lillard, and more acted as ambassadors to the brand and to the game at large via various tours. Out in China it was the adidas Quick vs Fast Tour, wherein the adidas Basketball group hit up locales like Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guangzhou and Dongguan in China to show off their skills and mingle with the local youth. Meanhile D-Rose held things down in Europe, making stops from Germany to Italy for various adidas-sponsored fan meet ups, events, and the like. Take a look at some imagery from the tour just after the jump and stay in touch with adidas Basketball to find out where they’ll be headed next.

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What Do You Think?: The Next Signature Basketball Athlete

March 28th, 2013 by | 16 comments

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Take a look at the NBA players that have signature shoes today and it’s clear that being a signature athlete requires the perfect alignment of skill, charisma, sheer location of employment, and a few other things that make a human into a superstar. LeBron, Kobe, Melo, CP3, Wade, and D-Rose all play in major markets where the opportunity for extensive media coverage is all but guaranteed, with Kevin Durant being the one industry anomaly of being a highly successful signature athlete playing in a small-market city; this seems like a healthy list that should hold us down for a few years, but being content only means one thing –  there is room for more.

The landscape of sneaker brands is unique in that some of these labels have become flexible with who they choose to represent their brands on that “face of the brand” tier. Take up-and-coming Under Armour for example; their lone signature athlete is Brandon Jennings, but with DeAndre Jordan playing in a huge market and his insane dunk placing some added spice to his shoes, the neophytic UA label has experienced some added exposure as the prime “indie” brand. While the responsbility that comes with being a signature athlete is something that can be compromised, Nike, Jordan Brand, adidas, Li-Ning, and Under Armour – the major brands in the basketball category – all have the room to fit in a new guy on the team.

But is it even time to welcome a new name to the sneaker industry? There’s no doubt that player names play a large part in shaping consumer tendencies, and with Kobe Bryant nearing retirement every passing year, LeBron well on his way to signature shoe history for Nike, KD well-ingrained in the Nike’s historical fibers, and D-Rose sitting prettily with a life-time contract, it’s a ripe-enough time for a fresh name to be thrown into the mix. Each brand across the board has a select group of athletes to represent their non-signature models, but is anyone ready to step up? We’ve narrowed down a list of the top candidates that may be worthy of sig-shoe distinction, so check out our list below and chime in with your opinions on this latest installment of What Do You Think?.

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adidas Crazy Light 2 – Ricky Rubio PE

March 12th, 2013 by | No comments

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A number of adidas Basketball athletes went down with injury last season, but slowly they’ve come back to original form and given their teams something to celebrate. Spain’s pride and joy in Ricky Rubio has managed to bounce back nicely while wearing adidas’ top-shelf Performance models, but one shoe he’s grown attached to is the adidas Crazy Light 2 that debuted last year. Here we have a look at a clean PE colorway featuring a simple combo of Black, White, and Timberwolves Blue with Rubio’s autograph featured on the heel. adidas has these available right now so check out the additional angles below for a better look.

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Ricky Rubio x adidas x Foot Locker – “Backyard Wrestler”

November 28th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Foot Locker is at it again with the hilarious Foot Locker #Approved campaign, moving on from Cavalier’s star point guard Kyrie Irving to International phenom Ricky Rubio. In this hilarious scenario, Foot Locker dreams up Rubio as an intense backyard wrestler after he breaks ankles and makes whizzing passes on the court with his adidas kicks. Of course, he doesn’t wrestle Brian Scalabrine look-alikes when he’s done ballin’- he’s still a global sports icon that wears his new adidas when he steps out on the town! Check out the entire video below and hit up Foot Locker to cop any of the adidas #Approved footwear today.

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adidas Signs Ricky Rubio

June 2nd, 2012 by | 20 comments

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It has been confirmed by adidas’ own Jon Wexler that adidas Basketball just tabbed rising international hooper Ricky Rubio, joining American-born superstars Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard as part of its elite squad of NBA ballers. The rookie point guard put up some outstanding numbers this season, only to have his freshman campaign cut short due to injury. Will Ricky get his own signature shoe? adiRubio? Will he rock the adidas Loco Light Dos? Let us know your thoughts on this latest power move by adidas and we’ll keep you up to do date with any future adidas Rubio developments.

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