Damian Lillard honors basketball roots in latest signature shoe Dame 3
The adidas Dame 3 is set for a January 19 release. Photo from adidas

DAMIAN Lillard peppered his next adidas signature sneaker, the Dame 3,with many personal touches honoring his roots and his loved ones.

Adidas unveiled the third edition of the Portland Trailblazer guard’s signature series on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), and it sports a daring, low-top silhouette and equipped with technical features that optimize on-court performance.

The new Dame 3 has a Techfit bootie for a secure fit. This lies above a cushioning system based on the adidas Bounce. Another update to the line is wrapped TPU with an internal Torsion plate at the center of the foot for improved stability.

But Lillard's personal touch shines in the Dame 3. Lillard paid tribute to his hometown of Oakland. Latitude and longitude coordinates to his Brookfield neighborhood are embedded on the outriggers of both shoes.

The sockliner also has the cities Lillard where he played ball printed on it. The initials of his parents and grandparents are molded on the toes of both sneakers. His signature is printed in the tongue's inner portion.

The initial 'Rip City' home colorway of the adidas Dame 3 is scheduled for a January 19 release and will retail for $115.



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