Adidas unveils Damian Lillard's second signature shoe, D Lillard 2

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard may have had a special weapon against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night - his second signature Adidas sneakers. Playing in the D Lillard 2 for the first time, Lillard poured in 30 points to lead the Blazers past the Pelicans on Monday. 

The D Lillard 2 in two different colorways.
The D Lillard 2 in two different colorways. (Adidas)

Inspired by his hometown of Oakland, California, the D Lillard 2 has a ton of little details, making the shoe very sharp looking and also technically well made.

Lillard's logo on the heel of the D Lillard 2.
Lillard's logo on the heel of the D Lillard 2. (Adidas)

From Adidas:

Engineered to advance Damian’s unmatched athleticism and attacking mentality, the D Lillard 2 is constructed with a TECHFIT booty, forefoot webbing and heel counter to support his cold-blooded play on the court. BOUNCE cushioning in the midsole delivers lightweight comfort, while an internal torsion bar adds midfoot flexibility.

“Signature details – I wanted it to have more hints of my background,” Damian explained. “I still wanted it to be a stylish shoe, to be worn off the court again. Being in Portland makes it easy to get my ideas across, meet with designers and create something special for fans.” 

The D Lillard 2 combines details inspired by Oakland with bold textures and personal callouts as a nod to Damian’s neighborhood roots, off-court style and ability to silence doubt. The second signature features Oak Print hits – inspired by the iconic tree logo featured on the “Welcome to Oakland” sign and Damian’s hometown tattoos – at the heel counter, midsole and eyelets, while details engraved in the outsole’s traction pattern include:

  • Dame – Damian’s nickname on the base of the toe cap
  • Oakland – “Oak” is displayed on the right shoe with “Land” on the left
  • Brookfield – The neighborhood he grew up in featured at the center of the outsole
  • Suga Gee –Gina Johnson, Damian’s mother, raised him to become a man by challenging him to stay the course with a foundation built on family and hard work; her nickname is now featured on the silhouette’s heel

Lillard honors Oakland with his new shoes.
Lillard honors Oakland with his new shoes. (Adidas)

The D Lillard 2 will be released on December 26.

Damian Lillard loves his new shoes.
Damian Lillard loves his new shoes. (Adidas)
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