Washington Wizards All-Star point guard, double-double machine, and signature sneaker journeyman John Wall is in a bit of sneaker purgatory. He didn’t re-up with his contract with adidas a year ago (you can read more about that story here) and has since been wearing an array of Nike Kobe offerings, Air Jordan retros, and the occasional LeBron colorway. adidas Hoops has since moved on, inking James Harden to a monstrous 13-year $200 million deal and focusing on new offerings for Damian Lillard. But did you know that the adidas Crazy Explosive was initially set out to be the adidas J Wall 3?
Today we get some more proof as a Wizards-themed sample appears in white Primeknit with red and metallic silver accents throughout. John Wall’s old adidas signature logo appears on the tongue with his ‘JW’ initials interlocking to match an inner sample tag that reads ‘J Wall 3 Primeknit’. It just never worked out give Wall’s decision to jump ship and search for a new shoe deal elsewhere.
Be sure to check out more of this adidas Crazy Explosive pair while it was still in the early sample stages of being referred to as the adidas J Wall 3, and let us know what you think of the model by taking your thoughts to the comments section.