Here’s an in-depth performance review of the Adidas Dame 7, Damian Lillard’s 7th signature pair with the Three-Stripes.
Adidas released Lillard’s 7th signature pair, the Adidas Dame 7, last October 1. (Photo courtesy of Sneaker News)
After opting out of his previous contract with Adidas and becoming a shoe free agent, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year signed a lucrative extension deal with the brand in 2014. They did not hesitate and signed the then 23-year old to an eight-year deal that could stretch up to 1o years and could be worth $100 million.
After being named as the NBA Bubble MVP, Lillard will march forward onto the next season with high hopes of winning his first championship. Dame is yet to debut his newest pair, but Adidas has already unveiled the pair during the much-awaited launch of NBA 2k21, where Lillard was seen wearing by default.
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As the pair attempts to live the hype it received, here is a complete performance review of the new Adidas Dame 7.
Adidas Dame 7 received a special tooling in its mesh uppers exclusively for the “Ima Visionary” colorway. (Photo courtesy of Sneaker News)
The Adidas Dame 7 features basic textile uppers. The mesh uppers are tooled like woven textiles for better airflow and ventilation, giving more comfort and lessens the tension on the feet of the user.
Even though it basically has the same materials as its predecessor, the Adidas Dame 7 provides a firmer and more comfortable feel from its upper. Adidas excellently implemented mesh material for its stability, which even resulted in better aesthetics.
The pair can also be seen with nylon material like Nike’s FlyWire on the medial side, which is served for extra lacing. This particular portion of the shoe may be used to make the shoe firmer, more stable, and a more excellent lockdown feeling.
One exclusive feature in the materials of the Adidas Dame 7 is its detail in the tongue tab. Unlike other existing colorways wherein the tongue tab just dons Lillard’s logo, the tongue tab of this colorway was also tooled with mesh textile atop the logo, resulting in multi-colored aesthetics that grants the pair a better appearance.
This colorway can also be seen with the “I’m a Visionary” phrase imprinted in its uppers. Though it doesn’t use reflective materials, it still gives the pair more vibe and appeal.