adidas Basketball Debuts ‘Year of the Snake’ Collection (KICKS)

by February 05, 2013

For this weekend’s Chinese New Year celebration, adidas is launching its very own “Year of the Snake” collection. The YOTS pack will include the DRose 3.5, adiZero Crazy Light 2 and TMAC 1 (a very appropriate pick, with Tracy McGrady currently playing for the CBA’s Qingdao Eagles). In shades of gold and turquoise, references to the Water Snake, the elemental which coincides with this year’s Chinese Zodiac.

Words from adidas Basketball:

In celebration of Chinese New Year, adidas basketball introduces a new collection paying homage to the “Year of the Snake” which includes the D Rose 3.5, a retro version of the iconic TMAC 1 and adizero Crazy Light 2. This collection is inspired by symbolic “Year of the Snake” gold and turquoise colors and snake-scaled style elements.

TMAC 1 “Year of the Snake” signature shoe is a new take on the modern classic and has a sleek metallic upper that features a perforated toe box for an eye-catching look. Two-time NBA scoring champion, seven-time NBA All-Star and the shoe’s namesake Tracy McGrady is no stranger to China and currently plays for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The super lightweight adizero Crazy Light 2 “Year of the Snake” features a scaled upper and shades of gold and turquoise, as well as SPRINTWEB and SPRINTFRAME for optimum performance.

D Rose 3.5 “Year of the Snake” features a black synthetic SPRINTWEB upper with a textured, scale pattern to represent a snake’s detailed skin. The SPRINTFRAME is chrome, metallic gold to stand out on court.

The TMAC 1 ($100), adizero Crazy Light 2 ($140) and D Rose 3.5 ($180) Year of the Snake collection is available now at adidas Basketball.

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