Dwight Howard has been a member of the USA Basketball program since 2006, and his run includes a Gold Medal with the “Redeem Team” in the 2008 Olympic Games. Howard is expected to once again be the starting center for Team USA this summer, when the USA Basketball team will defend their gold in London.
Last summer, adidas produced this sample pair of Adidas Superbeast for the All-Star center. The shoe features a white tumbled leather upper, along with dark navy SprintSkin paneling, as well as a red mesh underlayer. The “Team USA” logos are visible on the tongue and insole, while the heel pays tribute to Mama Kay, an avid Orlando Magic and Dwight fan that lost her battle with cancer back in 2010.
Finishing the look is a white midsole, navy cushioning windows, and a translucent red outsole. This pair of adidas samples was recently auctioned off on eBay. Who knows, maybe we will see Dwight rock them during the Summer Olympics.