After running through the preseason with seemingly nothing but blowouts, the Orlando Magic have run into some early season trouble. However, every superhero needs a challenge, and Dwight “Superman” Howard is up for the task. On the court, Dwight has been making an impact in his new adidas Beast Commander shoe. We’ve seen the Beast available in a couple colorways in recent weeks here at Eastbay. Now you have a chance to own the pair Dwight has been wearing in Orlando’s home games.
The home Beast features a white leather upper, with black Sprintskin and mesh panels filling in the sides. Black also works the Three Stripes, tongue, upper heel and outer space influenced external heel counter. Bright blue hits lace eyelets, Dwight’s signature tabs near the ankle and various accent points throughout. Another Howard nickname, “The Manchild,” appears in white on the tongue, while his signature “Heyyy Wooorrrrrrld” Twitter greeting is seen on a heel inlay. White finishes things up on the midsole and outsole below.
Pre-order: adidas Beast Commander – Running White/Black/Bright Blue
In recent weeks, we’ve told you all about Dwight Howard’s new signature shoe, the adidas TS Beast. Now you have a chance to own a pair. Available to pre-order on Eastbay now are two colorways of the Beast. First up is the Black/Running White/Bright Blue pair we’ve already seen Dwight wearing in preseason games. The second available colorway is the unique aluminum based “Shades of Grey” style, which makes use of black and lime colored accents.
The Beast is said to have been inspired by Dwight’s expanding game, fame and style. The upper is constructed of synthetic and textile materials to reduce weight, improve breathability and increase stability. Sprintskin on the lateral and medial panels release heat and enable proper motion. The heel counter, designed to salute Dwight’s “out of this world” potential, features an outer space texture. An additional personalized touch is seen on the heel inlay, which features Dwight’s signature “Heyyyy Wooooooorld” Twitter greeting.
Other features include a pop forward/pop back lacing system, 2D textile with reticulated foam lining, 3D molded PU insole, injection-molded EVA midsole, Torsion System® and Pure Motion techology. Weighing in at approximately 15 ounces, the Beast will be available in a size run of 6.5-15, retailing for $100.
Pre-Order: adidas TS Beast – Black/Running White/Bright Blue
Pre-Order: adidas TS Beast “Shades of Grey”
Back in June, Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced a new partnership agreement with adidas in which the entities would come together for a new Superman-inspired line of merchandise. The line will feature both the heroic Man of Steel and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. Howard, whose nickname is Superman, first took the on-court persona of the superhero when he wore a cape for the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Part of this new collection will be this extremely limited Superman colorway of Dwight’s new adidas Beast signature shoe, set to arrive here at Eastbay in November.
White patent leather acts as the base of the shoe, while vision blue fills in the Three Stripes, side panels, heel counter and midsole. Comic graphics appear on the medial side panel, while Superman logos are centered on the tongue and heel. Dwight’s signature appears along the upper lace eyelets on the lateral side, while his number “12” appears on the medial side and tongue. A tab on the heel reads “Fortress of Solitude,” the headquarters of Superman himself. Lastly, a translucent outsole reveals a Superman logo graphic on the underside to complete the look.
You can pick up the limited Superman x Dwight Howard adidas Beast at Eastbay on November 1st.