A shoe from a Laker great…honoring another Laker great? Weird concept, but we can dig it. As a complimentary piece to the Jabbar Hi with the same nickname, the Crazy 8 ‘The Blueprint’ is quite ill.
Kareem’s storied career in Los Angeles started back at UCLA, when dude was herbing cats on court leading to a gaudy 88-2 college career. The blue all over the shoe represents Cap’s time as a Bruin racking up ridiculous numbers and accolades. The tongue bears his face while his no. 33 appears on the tongue and heel. The drafting graph paper print on the midsole represents the blueprint his game created for the rest of the big men entering the NBA. Sky hooks. Game of Death. A Staples Center statue. And now, a shoe for the new schoolers to pay homage to. A fitting tribute for a legend.
‘The Blueprint’ Crazy 8 will be available in limited quantities for $133 beginning today, February 14 at adidas.com and at select adidas retailers.