For the past three days, adidas has dominated on and off the court. Between a tribute to the Trefoil and what’s on Iman Shumpert’s feet, adidas was “all in” our conversation. Allow us to spotlight this trend for you below.
The crew at NahRight.com kicked things off when they posted a new track by Twista aptly titled, “A.D.I.D.A.S.” Twista being from Chi-City, he shouts out a fellow Chicagoan, and adidas sponsored athlete, Derrick Rose. Riding for his home team actually brought out the best in Twista for this track, which doesn’t seem to be officially endorsed by the Three Stripes. We’re pretty sure though it’ll catch their attention, especially because unlike Run DMC’s tribute or Killer Mike’s flip, Twista actually pronounces the brand’s name correctly, “ah-did-ahs.” We’re hoping Europeans, especially the spirit of Adi Dassler are somewhere smiling. Look for “A.D.I.D.A.S.” on Twista’s new mixtape, Dark Horse coming soon.
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Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, Iman Shumpert wore the adidas Top Ten 2000 Nightmare Before Christmas purple/black/glow in the dark colorway. He’s been back to wearing the Top Ten 2000 since giving the Real Deal some mileage during the Knicks 8 game winning streak. The Tim Burton inspired kicks were released last year as part of a three-tiered pack with the adiZero Crazy Light 2, and the adi High EXT—all in similar colors and glow in the dark accents. Shump ended the night with 10 points contributing two three-point shots. Aside from his sneaker selection, and performance, Shump’s third highlight was the cross he had shaved in the back of his head in observance of Easter Sunday.
If a daily dash of adidas wasn’t enough through the weekend, then why don’t you just have 100 of the greatest adidas sneakers of all time, why don’t cha? Complex.com went ham on one of their specialty footwear lists that dropped yesterday. Many of the usual suspects like the Superstar and the Stan Smith were to be expected, but just as important were the Rivalry, the Conductor Hi, and the Attitude sported through the course of Ewing’s run with adidas in the ’80s. Like Ewing did in his early days of his career, Shumpert is the Knickerbocker of now with adidas on his back. Two styles of his kicks also made it onto the list like the Crazy 8 at #18 and the Top Ten 2000s at #64.