BAPE x adidas Dame

In Todays article we go back to the year 2018, when we were witnessing one of the best editions of Damian Lillard shoes. Back then, on top was fourth model of Portland Trail Blazers superstar. It’s All Star Game colorway was designed with a little help from famous streetwear company – BAPE.


It’s most known design is based on a camo upper with a shark teeth theme placed all over forefoot section of the sneakers. Also, the shoes are branded with many inks to Dame’s past and present parts of life, like letters „YKWTII”, standing for „You Know What Time It Is”. This is of course a reference to his signature „Dame Time” response, when Dame delivers late game buckets.

But besides the unique design, Dame 4 is also considered as the best Damian Lillard sneaker ever in terms of performance. It’s tight collar was very tough to fit, but when you manager to get through them, it would respond with one of the best fiting, maybe ever. Also, the rubber placed on the laces details was preventing them from tearing, while providing very reliable stability.

In terms of technology, the adidas designers decided to place here a Bounce midsole, which was present all over athletes foot. It provided tons of cushion. In addition, the shape of a midsole was built to maintain the foot inside of a shoe plate, which prevented from suffering of injuries like ankle sprain or Achilles tear.

On the bottom of the shoe there was very sticky outsole, which in the begining didn’t look like it’s going to get you a good traction. Well, it did. The shoes were literaly glued to any type of surface.

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