MANILA, Philippines – adidas today unveiled an all-new colorway collection of basketball footwear that will be worn by adidas athletes during the 2014 Christmas Day NBA games.
Dubbed the “Bad Dreams” collection, the shoes feature holiday colors, a unique a mix of textures and glow in the dark accents to signify haunting the dreams of opponents. In addition, each shoe features a graphic with a Roman numeral call out for December 24, 2014.
Footwear models included in the “Bad Dreams” collection include the D Rose 5 Boost, J Wall 1, Crazylight Boost and Crazy 2.
D Rose 5 Boost
The “Bad Dreams” D Rose 5 Boost features a black canvas upper with white multi-directional striping. Glow-in-the-dark panels highlight key elements of the shoe including the outsole, heel, back and tongue logo.
The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and the most personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose signature collection. The D Rose 5 Boost offers full shoe length Boost cushioning technology designed for heightened energy return and step-in comfort to ensure maximum performance.
J Wall 1
The “Bad Dreams” J Wall 1 features a two toned green canvas upper with black stitching details and silver reflective vertical three stripes. The shoe is accented with multiple glow-in-the-dark elements including the outsole, J Wall logos on the tongue and lateral side and the adidas logo on the back.
The J Wall 1 features a sleek, bold design inspired by Wall’s quick on-court play and fashion forward off-court style. The new John Wall logo incorporates Wall’s initials, “JW” and is designed with the “J” crossing-over to the “W” as a nod to his quick playing style and ability to cross over defenders.
The “Bad Dreams” Crazylight Boost features a black mesh upper with a white reflective screen printed design and red three-stripes on the lateral side. The shoe is accented by a speckled print midsole and glow in the dark outsole.
At 11.6 ounces, the Crazylight Boost is exceptionally light with every element of the shoe constructed to maximize the energy benefit of Boost, which is featured in the heel of the shoe. A unique collar design offers the mobility of a low-top and stability of a mid.