Ballin’ Dead With adidas

All treats, no tricks: the adidas Ballin' Dead collection.

All treats, no tricks: the adidas Ballin’ Dead collection featuring the D Rose 6 (above) and D Lillard 1 (below).

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Sneaker fanatics will surely look forward to having the new adidas Ballin’ Dead collection in their holiday gift bags featuring the signature shoes of All-Stars Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Launched just in time for the start of the 2015-2016 NBA season, the news shoes offer zombie-inspired designs that are sure to give opponents a scare on the hardwood floor.

As always with these special variants, adidas has retained all the performance and safety-enhancing features of the shoes. Hence, the shoe is sure of not only looking good but also helping boost performance on the court.

The D Rose 6 features a core black upper embossed with a reflective zombie brain pattern that bleeds onto a pink STABLEFRAME midsole. Green drip graphics overlay adidas branding on the tongue, complementing the glow-in-the-dark outsole and D Rose logo prominently displayed on the heel. Pink hits at the toe cap and FITFRAME heel cage contrast the silhouette’s deep purple accents for a haunting look.

The D Lillard 1 features a two-tone upper with core black hues and a slime green base running from heel to toe. A glow-in-the-dark midsole with pink splatter oozes to the outsole, while a reflective brain pattern overlays the dark silhouette. The pink lace system and heel pull tab contrast purple accents and glow-in-the-dark finishes.

Lillard and the Blazers will host the Phoenix Suns on Halloween night. Rose and the Bulls will have the night off but will return on All Saints Day to meet the visiting Orlando Magic.

The adidas Ballin’ Dead collection is available at selected adidas shops and online at The D Rose 6 goes for a suggested retail price of PHP 8,795.00 while the D Lillard 1 goes for PHP 6,295.00.


About Anthony E. Servinio

A long-time television sportscaster, magazine writer, photographer and college professor from the Philippines finally gives blogging a try after more than a decade of on-line presence. Read on folks!
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