Adidas has some news on the shoe front. Top NBA stars Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard are releasing new branded Adidas shoes to co-incide with the NBA All-Star contest later this month in Orlando. The Adidas adiPower Howard 2 joins the adidas adiZero Rose 2.5, with matching orange colors. Release date is scheduled for 23 February 2012, with retail price in the $100 range.

I think this is a reasonable effort on behalf of Adidas. Whilst I was a bit cynical in the last blog post when Halle Berry made her contribution to the shoe universe, one must respect the athletes behind these new Adidas shoes. Although the extent of their involvement in the design and production is, I guess, an unknown, it is fair to extend the benefit of the doubt as these power athletes certainly have relative skills and experience.

Perhaps it is time I gave basketball a try.......