Adidas unveils Damian Lillard's second signature shoe, D Lillard 2
Damian Lillard's second signature shoe was unveiled by Adidas on Monday.
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.
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.
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
The D Lillard 2 will be released on December 26.
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