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Soles of Atlanta: Dwight Howard

What kind of shoes does the Superman wear?

NBA: Preseason-Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
Dwight Howard (8) checks in for the Atlanta Hawks
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Dwight Howard was drafted in 2004 to the Orlando Magic and started out as an Adidas athlete. In 2010, Adidas rolled out Howard’s first signature sneaker, dubbed the Beast Commander. His second sneaker was named the Superbeast. After that shoe, Adidas became lazy and called Dwight’s next 3 signatures Adipower Howard 1 through 3. In 2013 Adidas started to consistently name their brand’s signature shoes with a player’s first initial and last name.

Orlando Magic v Washington Wizards
2004: Rookie Dwight Howard (12) shoots over Brendan Haywood (33) in the Adidas a3 Superstar Ultra II
Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Philadelphia 76ers v Orlando Magic
2010: Dwight Howard (12) dunks in his first signature shoe, Adidas Beast Commander
Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Orlando Magic v Miami Heat
2011: Dwight Howard (12) drives against Dexter Pittman (45) in the Adipower Howard 1
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers
2013: Dwight Howard (12) shoots over J.J. Hickson (21) in the Adidas D Howard Light
Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Three teams and 12 years later, Dwight Howard joined the Atlanta Hawks. However, this is not the only big change for Dwight in recent history. In 2015 Howard signed a new sneaker deal with Peak, a Chinese athletic brand. Peak has four NBA athletes that include Tony Parker, George Hill, and Lou Williams. Today Dwight Howard is playing in the Peak DH2, and the DH1 is currently available for purchase and is priced at $100.

Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks
2016: Dwight Howard (8) wearing the Peak DH2
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