”Core Black” Adidas Crazy 98 coming mid-April

Just as Vegeta refers to Goku as Kakarot, those of a certain age know the Adidas Crazy 98 as the KB8 II.  Worn by Kobe Bryant in his third NBA season, the 1998-99 campaign, these feature it laegely black combination  leather and lightweight screen mesh upper. Branding appers via Three Stripes on the lateral and medial sides, with additonal branding on the latreral ankle as well atop the purple tongue label.  Underneath the aforementioned upper resides an EVA midsole equipped with adiPrene cushioning and a Torsion system to aid in rigidity,…

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”Philly” Adidas Crazy 8 dropping this spring

This upcoming color of the Adidas Crazy 8 is the brand’s version of a nod to Kobe’s US hometown of Philadelphia. It sports a red suede upper with white strips on the medial and lateral sides forming the Three Stripes branding. Blue royal can be seen on the Three Stripes branding on the lateral ankle and tongue, while the “adidas” text shows up in white, also on the lateral ankle and tongue. The Feet You Wear mascot and additional branding appear in red on the tongue and toe box, respectively,…

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“Pioneer” Adidas Harden Vol. 8 coming in March

This version of James Harden’s last signature sneaker sports a black textile upper with a sock like cuff that is designed to provide a secure fit. An EVA cage that flanks the foot, along with a molded external heel counter. A combination Lightstrike and Boost midsole provides the cushioning, with a try-colored Adidas branded rubber outsole completing the aesthetic. The “Pioneer” Adidas Harden Vol. 8 is set to debut March 1 , 2024 at adidas.com and select retail establishments; they will carry a 160 USD sticker price. Adidas Harden Vol.…

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Take an initial look at the Adidas Dame 9

After years of trudging through the malaise of mediocrity with scores of designs are at best relegated to the void of the forgotten and their worst outright visual assualts. However recent designs such as the AE 1, Harden Vol. 8, D.O.N. Issue # and the upcoming Dame 9 it appears Adidas Basketball is well on the path to lifting itself out of the doldrums of design ineptutiude. This Dame 9 sports a black upper that is overlaid with red. The Three Stripes that is created via the negative space in…

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“Year of the Dragon” Adidas Harden vol. 7 available in Asia

This iteration of the Adidas Harden Vol. 7 celebrates the Chinese New Year. It makes use of an off-white, black, and metallic gold color palette. Its upper features metallic gold piping at the heel and midfoot panel. Off white shows up on the toe cap as well the ribbed and stitched side panels, while black is seen on the branded heel, complete with embroidery. On the medial midsole, images related to the Chinese New Year can be seen. In addition the aforementioned Boost and Lightstrike midsole resides a multi-color rubber…

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Meet the Adidas AE 1

The first signature shoe of the best player on the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards ( yes, I said it), was introduced to the world recently. Called the AE 1, it sports a flexible knit upper with a molded TPU overlay designed with support in mind, while also providing ventilation. Edwards’ initials, “AE” appears on the tongue , along with Three Stripes branding on the rear heel. Underneath resides a BOOST midsole and a rubber outsole equipped with a herringbone traction pattern completes the aesthetic. Adidas Basketball plans to debut the…

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The SIlver Metallic/Core Black/Grey One Adidas Harden Vol.7 are on sale

The silver metallic/core black/grey is but one of a multitude of colorways of the Harden Vol.7 It sports a silver metallic upper with large ribs on the lateral and medial side panels. Core black shows up via suede that wraps the heel, inner bootie and laces. Underneath resides BOOST and Lightstrike cushioning and a branded rubber outsole. The “Silver Metallic/Core Black/Grey One Adidas Harden Vol. 7 is currently available and on sale at adidas.com for $128 USD, however sizes are quite limited.

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“White Salt” Adidas Yeezy Slides likely on the way soon

When they debuted i 2018, the Yeezy Slides took off and became extremely popular, becoming the go-to comfort footwear for many. Adidas, wisely recognised this and even with the very public spat with Kanye West, decided to keep the Yeezy slides in rotation with multiple colours having already released and likely more in the chamber. One of the upcoming looks some in “White Salt.” It sports injection-moulded EVA seamless construction, with the only branding being an Adidas logo on the footbed. A grooved outsole completes the aesthetic. At this juncture…

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Take a look at the “Drew League” Adidas Harden Vol. 7

This iteration of the Harden Vol. 7 was made specifically for the ballers at the now Adidas sponsored Drew League. It sports a white upper with ribbed panels on the the lateral and medial sides and a gold toe box. Green wraps the heel and reads ,”NO EXCUSES” and “JUST PRODUCE” , on each respective sneaker, which is the slogan of “The Drew”, which was coined by the former longtime commissioner of the league, Dino Smiley. A Harden logo can be seen on the rear pull tab, with Drew League…

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“Core Black” Adidas Crazy 8 coming late August

Before he became one of Nike’s staple signature athletes, Kobe Bryant was decked out in the Three Stripes of Adidas, with several signature models to his credit before parting ways with the brand in 2002. One of those signature sneakers, once known as the KB8, ( which was my first Kobe shoe) is set to make a return later this month. Now officially named the Adidas Crazy 8, this upcoming offering features a core black nubuck upper with Three Stripes branding on both the lateral and medial sides. Additional Adidas…

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