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BMF Debut: adidas Basketball “Bad Dreams Collection”

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adidas today unveiled a new footwear collection for adidas athletes to wear during the NBA’s Christmas Day games.

Dubbed the “Bad Dreams Collection,” the shoes features 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, the night before players take the court for the Christmas Day NBA games.

The “Bad Dreams Collection” will be available December 12 at Foot Locker and and includes the D Rose 5 Boost ($140), J Wall 1 ($115), Crazylight Boost ($140) and Crazy 2 ($125).

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.

Crazylight Boost

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.

Crazy 2

The “Bad Dreams” Crazy 2 features a green and red canvas upper with black stitching details. Glow in the dark accents include the outsole, speckled print on the midsole and adidas logo.

More than a decade after its original release, the Crazy 2’s unique design and exaggerated features such as the wave shaped upper molding take players back to the best of 90s sport and style.



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