Girls love flowers, so do bees, butterflies, and that friend of yours who goes gaga for anything floral. But us guys/bros/dudes/men? Well, let's just say if it's not flower-shaped food then we're not having any of it (those crunchy candy roses on cakes are winners!).
Case in point: How many times have you laughed at someone dressed like this?
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Too many times, we assume.
That's why we were kinda shocked when we learned that adidas launched new versions of the man-tastic J Wall 1 and D Lillard 1 signature shoes called the Floral City Collection. "Really, floral?" we thought to ourselves. "Like shoes that took a bath in a pool of red and pink water filled with all sorts of colorful petals kind of floral?"
And then we saw the photos...
D Lillard 1 Floral City
J Wall 1 Floral City
That's floral shoes DONE RIGHT!
As for the reason behind the design, it's adidas way of commemorating the start of spring (because spring = overflowing allergy-inducing flowers) in Damian Lillard (Portland) and John Wall's (Washington) home cities. The shoes also showcase strong and flexible cushioning and a frame that provides proper grip and flexibility that fits the two talented guards' on-court wizardry.
So, are you man enough to wear these kicks? WE ARE!
But if ever your floraphobia (that's a totally made up word, BTW) is terminal, then maybe adidas's other new shoe is more up your alley. No floral prints or color schemes your GF will love on this one, fellas:
Called the Futurestar Boost, it pays homage to the legendary adidas Pro Model and was inspired by the culture and attitude of New York City hoops. It also boasts of adidas' Boost tech which adds more oomph with every step, hop, or jump.
For those planning to snag the Floral City Collection kicks and/or the Futurestar Boost, here are the official SRPs:
- J Wall 1 Floral City Collection: P5,995
- D Lillard 1 Floral City Collection: P5,695
- Futurestar Boost: P6,495
These new kicks are now available locally so go visit adidas Trinoma, the NBA Store, and 2600 Basketball outlets if you want to up your b-ball shoe game!