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Jrue Holiday is a first-time All-Star this year.
Adidas Shoes Overall: B
According to SLAM Magazine (via adidas), Dwight Howard, Jrue Holiday and Tim Duncan will be debuting some special edition kicks at this year's All-Star game.
Again, the designs draw their inspiration from Houston's aviation history, which encompasses a military camouflage just like the adidas jerseys. Bleacher Report has the picture of these on Twitter, from SLAM's report:
Adidas has made an all-new version of their Crazy Fast sneakers, and a "bold, green zest NBA All-Star edition will be worn on-court" by Holiday and Duncan, as well as "Rising Stars Challenge and NBA All-Star Saturday Night participants."
Additionally, Howard will lace up an "All-Star edition signature…impact camo red colorway" version of the D Howard Light.
The strange tension about the "impact camo pattern" is that it is "designed to stand out on the court, showcase bold style and evoke the exhilaration that comes from being faster than your opponent."
While I'm not a huge fan of the green camo look (which is not intended to camouflage anything, but rather to stand out), the shoe design is sleek and straightforward. They are surely great sneakers for hitting the court for a pickup game, but also stylish enough to wear off the court.
I prefer the red (despite my feelings about Howard), which blends the camo pattern more seamlessly. They also feature a "reflective tongue made of chrome material inspired by the backside of a compact disc to pay homage to his passion for music."
It is quite a coincidence that I also have a passion for music, but the tongue and chromed stripes on the heel will be catching the light and catching eyes too. Additionally, the Crazy Light 2 weighs just 9.5 ounces, making it the "lightest basketball shoe on the planet."
That's good, because my hops need all the help they can get. These kicks are available on February 1 online and in stores around Houston.