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The second installment of Damian Lillard Lillard shoe line with adidas has officially been released for public consumption. Monday adidas and Lillard released the Lillard 2 in City and colorways. Lillard also tweeted that the City shoes will make their NBA game debut for the first time in Monday game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Road (left) and Rip City (Right)
Both shoes obviously have Blazers colors in mind. There hasn been as much hype about other colorways and select local launches. But it wouldn be a surprise if he were to release more unique versions along the way.
It looks like there definitely a lot more going on with the design in the second iteration. There pattern on the outer soul and underneath are nods to Lillard Oakland, California roots. He also has acknowledgements to his neighborhood of Brookfield and Gee, Gina Johnson, Lillard mother whose been a major force in his life.
Once again, affordability is a major part of Lillard signature shoe with this version selling at $105, which is pretty low for a signature basketball shoe. The Kyrie Irving are around the same price point.
The City color way has a more old school feel with the gum sole, it actually reminds me of my Dad old Nike basketball shoes he had in the early 90 The road colorway also looks like it has more going on and the print on the shoe reminds me somewhat of the LeBron XI Terra Cotta Warrior.
There a lot of shade thrown adidas way for the fact that they spent reportedly spent an enormous sum of money to Derrick Rose,
which unfortunately for them hasn paid off as much as they would have thought. They did sign James Harden, but he yet to have a signature shoe and by most accounts, his latest Never Follow commercial hasn been received well amidst a disappointing season so far. Lillard deal has been reported as much less than both, but with his play on the court, his role as a leader on his team and his products off it, if anyone has been worth the money, it been him.