Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at 3:21 pm  |  17 responses

The Bounce In Dwight Howard’s Step

Dwight could be back tomorrow night with some new sneaks.

Words by Chris O’Leary

There may not be a whole lot of bounce to Dwight Howard at the moment, but the (really) big man from the Orlando Magic is putting together another campaign (21 points and 14 rebounds per game) that’s larger than his 6-10, 265-lb. frame.

When Howard gets off the chilling list (is it OK for people other than Lang to use that term on this site?) tomorrow night against San Antonio, you’ll be able to check him out in some new kicks.

Adidas has just unveiled the latest addition to its Command and Create line in the TS Bounce Commander.

The shoe sells itself as being all about energy return. The bounce technology is supposed to use its cushioning to return energy back to the athlete, setting them up for the launch of their next step. If this sounds convoluted, check the video again. It breaks it down with a visual aid of Howard going through some workouts in the adidas NBA testing ground.

Across the court from Howard tomorrow night, fellow stripes signee Tim Duncan could be wearing the Bounce Commander as well. In addition to Howard and Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Josh Smith and Michael Beasley will wear the shoes.



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  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    video below? hmm. I finds it.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    The video’s on its way. Definitely worth waiting a moment for.

  • http://www.xtremecouture.ca LeeVan

    Although I despise watching Tim Duncan(I’m loyal to the human race), that black/silver colourway(the “u” is due to me being Canadian) is a nice look; you could wear those as a casual shoe with most clothing, which is rare for basketball kicks.

  • thesubwayconnection

    I don’t like the lace shroud. At all.

  • http://perkisabeast.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    The black ones that Timmy wears have the Larry O’Brien trophy under the lace shroud…

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I really dislike the term “lace shroud”, but these shoes are pretty hot.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • j-smoov 5

    These are pretty sick. I saw this pair on finishline’s website. I have an old pair of the adidas bounce. I think it was its first bounce shoe

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    I’m loving white and green sneakers lately. Loving them a lot.

  • jumpman2323

    still not better than what nike is putting out.

  • starbury&stevey

    is howard only 6´10´??

  • Cizzo

    These kick go way beyond anything I exspected from adidas, Fire pure fire.

  • G8RS

    Not sure if I dig the kicks yet, but thanks for the video – Dwight’s awesome.

  • Anton

    adidas sucks

  • Nashty

    I prefer Nikes for hoops. But adidas can really make some awesome running shoes. I recently bought a pair of microbounce runner and they are better than any of the Shox or Zoom runners I had.

  • C-Dubb

    Adidas is about to take over basketball, word here in Cleveland has it that LeBron is trying to buy out of his Nike contract so he can go back to the sneaks he wore in high school, ADIDAS. Also VC, Camby, B-Diddy and David West are close to signig on with them. ADIDAS, the TAKEOVER!

  • Don

    i’m having the shoegasm.