Before his signature line, Damian Lillard’s early career saw collaborations with adidas on player exclusives. One of these exclusive colorways was the adidas Crazy 1.
This version paid homage to Portland’s reputation as the city of roses with a red, glossy upper. On closer inspection, the gloss features a rose pattern, which is also prominent on the flat laces. Small touches of green on the heel and lace tips complete the florist theme on the shoe.
The adidas Crazy 1 was originally called “The KOBE” and was Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe with the three stripes. The polarizing design of the shoe was inspired by the rounded Audi TT Roadster. Audi’s design team even helped co-design with Crazy 1 with famous sneaker designer Peter Moore.
The shoe featured extra foam in the collar area for added cushioning. The Crazy 1 provides cushioning and support, with injected EVA foam and a Torsion piece in the midsole. A half shell-toe pays homage to adidas’ classic Superstar sneaker.
While not worn extensively in-game, adidas has dropped player exclusives or classic three-stripe models for Lillard and his fans on March 19, 2014.
You can find the adidas Crazy 1 Damian Lillard PE at GOAT.