The Complete RG3 Fan Hook-Up featuring the adidas Crazy 8

The Complete RG3 Fan Hook-Up featuring the adidas Crazy 8

The Complete RG3 Fan Hook-Up featuring the adidas Crazy 8

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Next season will mark the start of a new era for the Washington Redskins. Following head coach Mike Shanahan’s departure, the team hired Jay Gruden to take over the reins in January. Washington has also made a big splash in free agency, most notably landing All Pro wide receiver Desean Jackson after he was waived by the rival Philadelphia Eagles. The changes have been welcomed by quarterback Robert Griffin III, who had an up-and-down sophomore season, but is looking forward to a fresh (and healthy!) start in Year 3.

For Redskins fans who are excited about next season, Eastbay has the complete head-to-toe RG3 hook-up. The collection is highlighted by the newly released adidas Crazy 8 shoe, which features an RG3-inspired look for the first time ever. Football textured maroon tumbled leather handles the shoes’s upper, with tribe yellow embroidery adding detail to the tongue, collar, heel, support straps and pull-tabs. The style is finished off with a molded white EVA midsole and gum rubber outsole.

Also, fans can choose between Limited and Game Day styles of the Nike NFL Jersey. The Limited Jersey is tailor-fit and constructed with matte polyester and mesh side panels for extra breathability. Other details include Flywire technology, a laser-cut jock tag, stitched NFL shield and embroidered numbers. The Game Day replica features sleeves, player names and numbers applied with a silicone print for long-lasting style and durability.

For headwear, there’s a variety of official New Era NFL hats, including retro-style 9Fifty A-Frame Classic Melt Strapback. You can even match your socks with a wide range of looks and RG3-inspired designs from adidas.

Shop these RG3 pieces and many more here at Eastbay today.

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The Complete RG3 Fan Hook-Up featuring the adidas Crazy 8 (2)

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adidas Crazy 8 ‘All-Star’

adidas Crazy 8 ‘All-Star’

adidas Crazy 8 All-Star (1)

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Along with the Crazy 1, the adidas Crazy 8 has been given a festive New Orleans-inspired makeover for NBA All-Star Weekend.

Kobe’s old sig arrives in a bright orange colorway with blue splatter and green accents throughout. Blue also lines the interior and a multicolor outsole caps off the look below.

These adidas basketball shoes will be available for $110 this Friday, February 14 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

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adidas Crazy 8 – Camouflage

adidas Crazy 8 – Camouflage

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For the last 15 years, the adidas Crazy 8 has been a mainstay on the hoop shoe market, arguably becoming adidas Basketball’s most recognizable and popular performance model of the modern era. Originally Kobe Bryant’s signature shoe in 1997, the former KB8 now arrives in a new militaristic camouflage colorway, mixing the trio of Black, Bone and Dark Green in a traditional variation of the print. Dark Green also works the tongue, pull-tabs and airmesh inner lining of the shoe, while black takes care of the laces, cut-outs along the side panels and contoured Feet You Wear tooling.

You can add these military-inspired adidas basketball shoes to your summer rotation by picking up a pair at Eastbay today.

Available: adidas Crazy 8 – Camouflage

adidas Crazy 8 Camouflage

adidas Crazy 8 – Royal/Black/White Detailed Look

adidas Crazy 8 – Royal/Black/White Detailed Look

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Not only has the 1998 All-Star edition of the adidas Crazy 8 returned, but several new colorways are being made available as well. Here’s a look at the newly released Royal/Black/White Crazy 8 in detail. A combination of blue leather and plush suede are used on the upper, while black fills in paneling on the sides and adidas branding on the tongue, ankle and heel. The contoured EVA midsole is predominantly white, while royal blue traction caps off the latest version of the Feet You Wear classic. You can pre-order these adidas Basketball shoes over at Eastbay today.

Pre-Order: adidas Crazy 8 Royal/Black/White

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adidas Crazy 8 – 1998 All-Star Edition

adidas Crazy 8 – 1998 All-Star Edition

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When Michael Jordan was preparing to make his exit from the NBA, Kobe Bryant was just getting his feet underneath him, so we weren’t really afforded an opportunity to watch the two all-time greats square off during their respective primes. However, the two were involved in a memorable one-on-one match-up during the 1998 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden, where MJ led the Eastern Conference against Kobe, Shaq and the Western All-Stars.

In an encounter that pitted teacher vs. student, it was the elder who walked away with the upper hand. With Bryant making it a point to check him, Jordan executed his usual post-Air era arsenal of fadeaway jumpers to drop an appropriate 23 points on the youngster. He also added 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals on the night. Bryant, valiant in his effort, dropped 18 points of his own and pulled down 6 rebounds. After leading the East to a 135-114 victory, Jordan took home his third and last NBA All-Star Game MVP.

What’s significant about that game as it pertains to today is that the shoes Kobe wore for the 1998 All-Star game have finally been reissued after years of anticipation. A flashback to Bryant’s days as an adidas Basketball athlete, the All-Star adidas Crazy 8 (re-branded KB8) features a black leather upper with Los Angeles Lakers-inspired purple and gold accenting throughout. Available now along with several other new adidas Crazy 8 colorways.

Available now: adidas Crazy 8 1998 All-Star

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adidas Crazy 8 Kobe Bryant 1998 All-Star Lakers G48591 B