ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY BAPE X DAMIAN LILLARD 4

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All-Star Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is bringing his love for the iconic streetwear brand BAPE to his signature sneaker the Dame 4. The three stripes announced a new collaboration with A Bathing Ape (BAPE) that will bring sneaker aficionados three colorways of the Dame 4 featuring BAPE’s iconic shark tooth and camo design.  

“Born from a mutual desire to reimagine basketball footwear and co-create with those who inspire us from sport, fashion, and entertainment, Adidas and BAPE teamed up to fuse streetwear and on-court style through the lens of one of the game’s most elite creative point guards.”
ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY BAPE X DAMIAN LILLARD 4

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The idea for the collaboration came to Lillard when he visited BAPE’s flagship store in Tokyo, Japan during his 2015 Adidas tour.

“I became even more inspired by the brand when I visited BAPE’s store in Japan. From that point, I knew I wanted the first major collaboration for my signature line to be with BAPE.”

As well as BAPE’s world renown designs and adidas technology, the Dame 4 Bape collection also features other cool design features. Each colorway will feature WGM which symbolizes World Gone Mad and the classic tiger “a” icon on the ankle piece. YKNWTII is printed on the heel of the shoe which stands for “you know what time it is”—the moniker made famous by Dame when he gets busy on the court.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY BAPE X DAMIAN LILLARD 4

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All the three colorways will make their debut and be available February 16, at adidas’ 747 Warehouse in Los Angeles when gates open at 2:00 pm. Each shoe will cost a reasonable $150 if you can get your hands on a pair at retail price. There is no word on whether you will be able to purchase the shoes anywhere else but on the Adidas site and the green colorway will be available in Brazil in the coming weeks.

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