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adidas Ballin’ Dead Pack celebrates Halloween, has retro Nickelodeon feel

Ballin' Dead On Court 1 Horizontal

It’s a zany bunch, right? The adidas Ballin’ Dead Pack is reminds of a 1990s Nickelodeon network color scheme, but it’s really different and unusual, which is perfect for Halloween. You’ve probably seen all of these before — the D Rose 6, D Lillard 1, and Crazy 8, all by adidas — but they’re not in the typical forms in which you’re accustomed.

See and read all about it here, courtesy of our friends at adidas.

Just in time for Halloween, adidas today unveiled the “Ballin’ Dead” pack, featuring zombie-inspired editions of the D Rose 6, D Lillard 1 and Crazy 8.

D Rose 6

The D Rose 6 features a core black upper embossed with a reflective zombie brain pattern that bleeds onto a pink STABLEFRAME midsole. Green drip graphics overlay adidas branding on the tongue, complementing the glow-in-the-dark outsole and D Rose logo prominently displayed on the heel. Pink hits at the toe cap and FITFRAME heel cage contrast the silhouette’s deep purple accents for a haunting look.

Crazy 8

Designed to show out in the dead of night, the Crazy 8 edition features an all-pink upper with a zombie brain print overlay. This adidas classic is hit with a slime green and purple splattered midsole, glow-in-the-dark outsole and three stripe branding paired with green drip graphics. Purple laces designed with glow-in-the-dark flecks are matched by purple mesh lining and pull tabs, while cross bones and a “Night of the Ballin’ Dead” graphic, both displayed on the tongue, lock this Halloween silhouette down.

D Lillard 1

The D Lillard 1 features a two-tone upper with core black hues and a slime green base running from heel to toe. A glow-in-the-dark midsole with pink splatter oozes to the outsole, while a reflective brain pattern overlays the dark silhouette. The pink lace system and heel pull tab contrast purple accents and glow-in-the-dark finishes.

Dame also delivered a Halloween-inspired #4BarFriday featured in the sockliner:

October 31st…the zombies coming out the dirt

Face mask cover skins the same way it covers hurt

A disguise for the day, be someone else for what it’s worth

A time to be who you would like for once on God’s Green Earth

The D Rose 6 ($140), Crazy 8 ($110) and D Lillard 1 ($105) drop Halloween at

Join the conversation @adidashoops on Twitter and Instagram with #DRose6, #Crazy8 and #DLillard1.

Ballin' Dead On Court 2 Horizontal Ballin' Dead D Rose 6 Horizontal (S85535) Ballin' Dead D Lillard 1 Horizontal (S85493) Ballin' Dead Pack Horizontal

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