Fans of the 3-Stripes have three main categories to check out: Basketball, Retro, and Classics.
adidas’ men’s basketball selections are powered by signature model of NBA All-Star Derrick Rose. The basketball world has watched as he’s worked to return from a devastating knee injury suffered in the opening game of the 2012 playoffs. But while waiting for his return, fans have been strapping on his signature kicks. The Rose also is available in a low. Click here to browse our selection of the latest model and colorways.
adidas’ hottest basketball model through the first quarter of 2013 was the Crazy Shadow, visually similar to the ultra-light Crazy Light 2 but with a bit more support. The Crazy Shadow includes a Kurim Shell Toe guard, SprintWeb welded upper, and adidas’ miCoach high-tech personalized coaching system.
The Crazy Light 2 is the lightest mid-cut basketball shoe on the market. Designed with point guards in mind, and quicker shooting guards, its light weight derives from a midsole of injection-molded ethylene vinyl acetate (IMEVA). It also includes adidas’ SprintWeb welded upper, which fuses three layers of overlays to a nylon textile base.
adidas’ Crazy Fast is similar to the Crazy Shadow but with a slightly more stylized upper. Both models weigh around 12.5 ounces, and the Crazy Fast features two upper designs: one a camo-style colorway and one featuring thin-line reinforcement fibers.
On the retro front, adidas has unlocked the vault to re-release the KB8 that was originally released in 1998, renamed the Crazy 8. While the original namesake no longer wears the shoe, NBA players who did in 2011 included Michael Beasley and Wesley Johnson. Pop star Justin Bieber even rocked a pair at that year’s NBA All-Star Weekend’s celebrity game, in which he was named game MVP.
Also on the throwback tip is the adidas Real Deal. Originally released in 1997 as the shoe of choice for Antoine Walker. It was his second season in the NBA, where he made the all-star game three times. More recent players to don the shoe included Avery Bradley and Josh Smith.
Nobody honors their heritage better than adidas and its adidas Originals line. Atop this lineup is the adidas Originals Superstar 2, a simple low-cut sneaker honoring the original that was released in 1969. A mix of materials comprises the upper, and a rubber shell toe adds durability and classic styling.
The adidas Originals Samoa is a throwback to the popular training shoe from the 1980s, featuring a nylon-and-synthetic upper and a big, recognizable Trefoil logo on the heel.