Damian Lillard has the perfect shoes for wrestling fans


Over the past few days, we’ve covered all the different sneakers that debuted at NBA Media Day. A unique pair of kicks could have been overlooked.

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had a special pair of his signature Adidas shoes designed to reflect his wrestling fandom. Like me, Lillard is 32 years old. This means that he grew up during the golden age of wrestling.

On Trail Blazers Media Day, Lillard wore a Players Exclusive (PE) colorway of his signature shoe – the Adidas Dame 8. The left shoe was grey/purple, while the right shoe was red/black. It was a sign of respect to legendary wrestlers Kane and The Undertaker, aka “The Brothers of Destruction.”

For newcomers, a PE is a version of a shoe that has been designed solely for the player. A colorway is basically the colors used on the design of the shoe. Sneaker companies will produce countless colorways of the same shoe without changing the model. Below is everything wrestling fans need to know about Lillard’s shoes.

Adidas Dame 8

Damian Lillard wearing the Adidas Dame 8.

The Adidas Dame 8 was originally released in December 2021 for $120. Fans can purchase the shoe retail or below on the Adidas website. However, the model is nearing the end of its life cycle as the Lady 9 will be released later this year.

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However, when Lillard first teased the shoes on Twitter, he said, “More details coming soon.” We can only hope this means the wrestling-inspired colorway will get a general release very soon.

The Adidas Dame 8 is a performance behemoth on the basketball court, but it’s great for almost any sport. The low top shoes feature a textile upper, Bounce cushioning and a rubber outsole.

We’ll keep fans updated as we learn more about this exciting colorway of the Adidas Dame 8. Keep it locked to FanNationKicks.com for more on what your favorite athletes are wearing on and off the ground.

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