adidas and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar unveiled a limited edition Black History Month Collection which feature athletes Derrick Rose (D Rose 5 Boost), Damian Lillard (D Lillard 1), John Wall (J Wall 1), and other adidas athletes (Crazy 8) will debut today during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day games.
Each shoe features a predominantly sepia tone upper, with inspirational quotes and details that provide a vivid journey through the four most important eras of Abdul-Jabbar’s legendary career.
“I was very fortunate to have African-American role models and pioneers I could identify with and learn from as I forged my career in basketball and my personal journey in life,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “Every success I’ve had is due to countless hours of hard work physically and mentally, and I’m proud to tell that story and inspire the next generation of role models as we celebrate the accomplishments of African-American leaders next month.”
adidas athletes will continue to wear these limited edition kicks throughout February to celebrate Black History Month and a portion of the proceeds from collection will be donated to Kareem’s Sky Hook Foundation, which improves the lives of underprivileged youth.
The Crazy 8, J Wall 1, D Rose 5 Boost and D Lillard 1 are availbe now at adidas.com and select adidas retailers.