Newly acquired Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has released his latest signature shoe from adidas — the adiPower Howard 3. The new release from adidas is available in four very appealing colorways — Black/Running White, Running White/Black, Black/Black/Black and (my personal favorite) Bright Blue.
One strange decision by the folks at adidas was to make the colorways for the adiPower Howard 3 the colors that NBA fans will associate with Howard’s old team — the Orlando Magic.
Howard had an unfortunate falling out with his old team so the colors being so similar to those of the Magic seems like an odd decision.
Regardless of the color of the shoe, here is a brief review from Dime Magazine:
The adiPower Howard 3 from adidas will provide support for the biggest athletes, and it includes a molded collar and TPU heel counter to support someone during those hard lateral turns. The clear TPU stripes offer lightweight breathability, and are oversized as a nod to Dwight’s wild personality.
The outsole features a shattered glass traction pattern that plays off Howard’s unreal power, and the camo pattern on the upper is meant to represent his fierce game in the paint. The tongue sports his name and logo, which represents power and unity.
The adipower Howard 3 is available now for $110 at adidas.com. Check out a photo gallery of the shoe below:
What do you think of Dwight’s adiPower Howard 3 signature shoe and would you pick one up? And what do you think of the decision by adidas to roll with Orlando Magic colors? Sound off in the comments section!