This popped up in my inbox earlier today from adidas:
I hope all is well. I wanted to let you know that adidas, Dwight Howard, John Wall, Damian Lillard and others will debut special NBA All-Star editions of the Dwight Howard 4, Crazy 8, Crazy 1 and the all-new Crazyquick 2 at the 63rd NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. Inspired by New Orleans’ rich culture and the atmosphere of NBA All-Star weekend, the footwear will be rolled out Feb. 14, 15 and 16.
The Crazyquick 2 uses an all-new QUICKWEB upper to provide increased flexibility and superior fit along with signature Crazyquick outsole technology for increased traction and court feel. The bold “Vivid Berry” and “Solar Slime” NBA All-Star edition features splatter paint print that pays homage to the celebratory spirit of Mardi Gras and will be worn on-court by John Wall of the Washington Wizards (East) and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers (West).
The Crazy 8 features an aggressive design that follows the form and function of the foot. Originally launched in 1997, the all-new All-Star colorway features bright orange and blue colors and splatter paint print inspired by the architectural and art of New Orleans and celebratory spirit of Mardi Gras and NBA All-Star weekend. The Crazy 8 will be worn by players during the Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Saturday Night participants.
The Crazy 1 features a curved, aerodynamic upper inspired by luxury automobiles. Originally launched in 2000, the all-new All-Star colorway features bright orange and blue colors and splatter paint print inspired by the architectural and art of New Orleans and celebratory spirit of Mardi Gras and NBA All-Star weekend.The Crazy 1 will be worn by players during the Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Saturday Night participants.
The Dwight Howard 4 NBA All-Star edition signature shoe will roll-out in a metallic “Blast Purple” colorway for one of the most elite centers in the league – eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard. The Dwight Howard 4 features a SPRINTWEB and TECHFIT upper for enhanced support and lockdown. Crazyquick technology elements include an articulated forefoot with two-way flex zones for increased traction and court feel. A unique take on the traditional purple of Mardi Gras, the metallic “Blast Purple” stands out on the court and gives the superstar center a unique look for the big stage of the NBA All-Star Game.