adidas Nations Collection | Official Images and Release Information

We previously reported that the upcoming adidas Nations Collection was scheduled to release overseas, and now we have official images and release information for those residing Stateside.

Drawing inspiration from the California coast and designed for players from across the globe participating in adidas Nations, the three stripes introduce the 2016 adidas Nations Collection featuring Crazy Explosive, D Rose 7, Crazylight 2016 and D Lillard 2.

The adidas Nations Collection is set to release July 30 at adidas.com and includes Crazy Explosive ($150), D Rose 7 ($140), Crazylight 2016 ($120) and D Lillard 2 ($120).

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 24, 2016: adidas Summer Championships at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV.  (Joe Martinez/adidas)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 24, 2016: adidas Summer Championships at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV.  (Joe Martinez/adidas)

D Rose 7
Derrick Rose’s latest signature features a turquoise mesh upper and lace panels, an all-white outsole, gold branding and sharp mosaic prints along the tongue and collar to honor the game’s global appeal.

LONG BEACH, CA- July 29, 2016:

D Lillard 2
The latest D Lillard 2 is designed in a clean white color palette with matte black accents and gold hits, while the adidas Nations’ mosaic print is detailed on the heel cap and TECHFIT bootie.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 24, 2016: adidas Summer Championships at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV.  (Joe Martinez/adidas)

LONG BEACH, CA- July 29, 2016:

Crazylight 2016
Designed with a turquoise jacquard upper, black detailing and orange contrasts, Crazylight 2016 caps off a true Nations tribute with gold adidas badging and a mosaic printed heel counter.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 24, 2016: adidas Summer Championships at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV.  (Joe Martinez/adidas)

LONG BEACH, CA- July 29, 2016:

Crazy Explosive
Constructed with turquoise and black Primeknit threads, Crazy Explosive is done up with an iced outsole, orange accents and a mosaic printed internal bootie that unites the nations’ flags represented at the tournament.

13 Comments

  1. Two of the 4 are already guaranteed performers,

    Excited and eagerly waiting the review of the other 2,

    Are there any rumors of Lillard’s 3rd shoe? His shoe looks to be the odd one out of the new shoes in the pic.

    1. He releases a new shoe usually around the January to March window (D Lillard 1 and 2 both released around this time). Adidas has stopped .5 models after the rose 4.5 but I have no idea if they will ever try to recontinue it. I agree with you on the fact that his shoe looks out of place but I guess we’ll have to wait.

      *Note: There is no rumours as of now but my guess is that it will definatley either have boost or bounce depending if he whether or not Adidas wants to increase the price

  2. Does anyone have experience wearing the explosives? Want to order a pair, but I’m wary of Adidas’s sizing as always.

  3. I’m really hoping to see a leak of the Lillard 3 soon, the new line-up is awesome, I’m hoping the Lillard 3 will be the pinnacle(with Boost of course, since Boost does need to be the standard).

  4. Hey folks, I figured out a trick that significantly reduces the Crazylight 2016 heel slip issue. Simply remove the nearest lace loop to your ankle from the plastic piece and just keep it in the jacquard loop underneath the plastic. This allows the jacquard to wrap itself around your ankle area more; you can actually tighten up the laces and it makes a difference. I found it reduces the heel slip by 50-70%, and really improves the feeling of being locked down.

    Honestly, it sounds ridiculously simple, but if you have the Crazylight, try it out and post here whether if it affects you at all. It actually makes a difference when I play in them since I feel more stable.

    1. The lace wing is supposed to provide sufficient lockdown. What throws off is that if you have to make modifications to any kind to a shoe to “prevent” any action that would cause any possible injury or harm, then it’s something to be put in consideration. Trust the process.

      1. I’ve played in them a lot with the lace in the plastic piece. There is heel slippage. I’ve now played in them a lot not lacing it on the nearest loop. Less heel slippage. I trusted the process, but it was not satisfactory. I did this lace thing and its better, so thats what I’m doing.

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