The adidas adiPower Howard 2 finds itself in the unique adidas originals position of following up a model that we've neither previewed nor has a clear name. Whether Dwight starts 2011-12 in the  adiPower Howard' or  Superbeast 2' and for how long he'll wear that model remains to be seen, but you can see more of what figures to be Dwight Howard's 2012 playoff sneakers after the jump, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for the US release date.Another look at the  USA' colorway of Howard's third three-striper below, so take a gander and let us know where you think Dwight will ultimately land. Photos: kicks-crew,

Ah, what could have been. Leading up to their Olympic appearance adidas' two biggest spokesmen in the NBA suffered a couple of unfortunate injuries, pretty much dashing their hopes of competing on the international stage and stagnating the Olympic sneaker game just a bit with the Three Stripes withdrawn from the race. That's not to say that they didn't have colorways waiting in the adidas gazelles wings, you've already seen what sort of gold medal flavored flair was planned for the adidas adiZero Rose 773 and now we're giving you a look at the adidas adiPower Howard 3 crafted in that same light.

Dwight Howard  s first season as a Laker hasn't started exactly as he might have hoped, but he will indeed adidas gazelle join teammate Kobe Bryant in the starting lineup of next month's 2013 NBA All-Star Game. The ASG marks roughly the halfway point in the season, and with LA in serious danger of missing the postseason, D-12 will need to have some strong efforts at Staples Center to match this  Home' adidas adiPower Howard 3 . Similar to recent inline Kobe colorways, these go for a Kings-ish white, purple and black makeup with just a hint of gold on the tongue branding. Have a closer look after the jump and let us know how this shoe for today's premier center compares to notable bigman retros in the rear-view.

Brian Villanueva  s Nike HyperMag custom was the adidas gazelle one of 2012's standout after-market designs. Adding a Mag 2011-style light-up feature to the Zoom Hyperdunk that'd relit the Marty McFly flame four years earlier, Villanueva set the stage for his signature look involving luminescence inspired by 1980s films . That's why this new adidas adiPower Howard 3  TRON' custom job is such a natural follow-up, its Li-ion battery-powered build customized down to the handcrafted price tag. Ready for wear but not for serious sport usage, this crazy Dwight Howard sig is depicted further below and available now from Vultron1 on eBay.

Dropping a signature sneaker right in the middle of summer? While the timing of this one may not make sense, that doesn't mean we aren't welcoming the adidas adiPower Howard with open arms. If you thought adidas was slouching on the basketball side of things, this may be the pair to change your mind. Built for Dwight Howard, they are loaded with cushioning to help handle the full force of a man that big, and the upper utilizes Sprintskin, adidas lightweight answer to Nike's Hyperfuse technology. Of course the debut colorway is an Orlando one, with the clean blue and white combo looking nice, especially the icy sole on bottom. Hit the jump for a full look at the adidas adiPower Howard and get a pair now from adidas online.

At the junction of adidas' adiPure natural running series and their Crazy basketball performance shoes is this new that connects the concepts via adidas continental 80 training. The adidas adiPure Crazy Quick TR looks like a lowtop version of the basketball pair, including the gradient graphics that mark the synthetic upper's base layer. Check out red and blue pairs in more photos below, let us know how these compare to rivals like the Nike Free Trainer 5.0, and stick with Sneaker News for updates because these are out now in Asia.With adidas being faced with the task of creating a shoe capable of handling the raw power of a player as massive as Dwight Howard, you Imagen know they don't have any room to mess around.