adidas Unveils D Lillard 2 (KICKS)

The follow-up to Damian Lillard’s first signature sneaker is finally here. Meet the adidas D Lillard 2: inspired by Oakland, the city that raised him, Lillard’s second signature shoe is designed to “reflect Damian’s competitive nature, relentless work ethic and toughness,” according to adidas.

With a TECHFIT booty, BOUNCE cushioning in the midsole and a familiar heel counter, the D Lillard 2 is built for the Blazers All-Star PG to be his best. On top of its performance features, the “2” has personal touches, like “Oak” and “Land” on the right and left shoes, respectively, the “Brookfield” callout on the each outsole and an ode to his mother’s nickname, Suga Gee, on the heel.

“Signature details—I wanted it to have more hints of my background,” Damian explains via adidas press release. “I still wanted it to be a stylish shoe, to be worn off the court again. Being in Portland makes it easy to get my ideas across, meet with designers and create something special for fans.”

The D Lillard 2 ($105) launches January 22 in “Rip City” and February 5 in “Road” with a limited release of “Rip City” on December 26 at, Eastbay and Foot Locker stores.