words & images // Nick DePaula

After previewing the appropriately nicknamed "Hardwood Heather" adiZero Rose 2.5 sample last week, here's an exclusive look at a similarly themed unreleased sample of Dwight Howard's signature adiPower Howard 2.

Among the many uncertainties surrounding Dwight during the NBA's recently held All-Star Weekend in Orlando, this pair of his signature kicks below was also nearly apart of the madness.

Originally created as an off-court version for Dwight to wear to press and fan events where he'd be expectedly bombarded with questions about his free agency plans, the heather jersey fleece topped iteration never made it past the samples stages. What do you think of the heather upper, black denim eyestay and high energy orange accents throughout?

Check out the "Hardwood Heather" adiPower Howard 2 sample below, and be sure to also dive into our interview with designer Robbie Fuller and Product Manager Gabe Heller for a look at the design and details built into Dwight's latest model.