Kicks and Colors spotlights the variety of colorways—and the stories that go with—that brands’ unveil in key basketball sneakers.
Sneaker: Crazylight Boost 2.5
Signature athlete: Not a signature shoe, but worn by James Harden.
Colorway: Aurora Borealis
Story: Adidas has really embraced this entire 'All-Star Game in Canada' motif. After unveiling maple leaf-themed All-Star Game uniforms, the company announced the new Crazylight Boost 2.5, the line worn by James Harden, will come in an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) colorway for the ASG. The entire collection will expand with more Adidas basketball and Originals shoes “engineered with glow-in-the-dark styling and multicolor uppers.” Expect each model to pair bright colors, knit textures and purple accents to reflect the Aurora Borealis of Canada’s northern skies.
Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, sneakers and technology for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.