“The Blueprint” Crazy 8, a limited edition version of the classic Crazy 8 shoe that pays homage to one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

adidas interviewed several NBA athletes including Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard and John Wall about what Kareem meant to them and the game of basketball.  One response stood out above all the rest; Kareem represents “the blueprint” to greatness as a person, an athlete and as a philanthropist.  The names and responses of the NBA athletes interviewed are featured on the sockliner of the shoes. The upper is constructed of a single piece of synthetic suede with stitching and molded details that highlight the simplicity of the original model. Additional details include a custom tongue patch that displays Kareem’s iconic hook-shot and signature. Kareem’s number, 33, is stitched on the heel and toe of the shoe. These released over the All-Star weekend; and were very limited. I’m hearing 66 in total. 33 for NOLA; and 33 for online.

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