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Damian Lillard Unveils adidas Dame 3 “Florist City”

Drawing inspiration from Portland’s moniker of “Rose City,” Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard unveiled the adidas Dame 3 “Florist City” on Twitter on Friday.

True to their name, the adidas Dame 3 “Florist City” have a pink, purple and dark red  upper, with floral graphic appearing all over. And like all editions of the Dame 3s, these sneakers pay homages to the Os in Lillard’s career – Oakland, Ogden and Oregon.

The adidas Dame 3 “Florist City” is available now on adidas.com.

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adidas Dame 3 “Florist City”
adidas Dame 3 "Florist City"
adidas Dame 3 “Florist City”
adidas Dame 3 "Florist City"
adidas Dame 3 “Florist City”
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Exclusive Look At Miami’s Adidas Dame 3 PEs For March Madness

words & images // Nick DePaula:

Ever since linking up with adidas two seasons ago, the University of Miami has enjoyed an endless flow of the brand’s best products. They were one of the first schools to receive their own Ultra Boost PE, and as the Hurricanes take the floor as a #8 seed tonight in the NCAA Tournament, they’ll be doing so in a new batch of custom Dame 3s.

With graphic inspiration drafting from Doppler radar patterns during a hurricane, The U has both a white-based and green-based PE of Damian Lillard’s third signature sneaker in custom school colors. For Dame, who starred at mid-major Weber State, having his own shoe now featured on the major March Madness platform is a special feeling.

“I never made the NCAA Tournament in college, but now so many college players and teams are wearing my shoes,” says Lillard. “It’s a great feeling – I made it again.”

In addition to the custom sneakers, Miami is also wearing tournament-specific jerseys, a first for adidas. Along the inner neck, you’ll find the school’s longtime slogan, #ItsAllAboutTheU. Check out the Canes’ exclusive adidas Dame 3s below in detail, and stay tuned for more March Madness coverage all tournament.

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The Story Behind Damian Lillard’s Family-Inspired “Dame Dolla” adidas Lillard 2s

words // Nick DePaula

Just last Friday, Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard performed for the city of Portland in an entirely new setting, ditching the hardwood of the nearby Moda Center for the featured stage at the Crystal Ballroom downtown concert venue.

He was performing his very first rap show under the name DAME D.O.L.L.A., an acronym short for “Different On Levels the Lord Allows.” While he usually breaks out special edition adidas sneakers for some of the biggest moments of the NBA season, the night was no different, as Lillard debuted a new neon colorway of his signature adidas DLillard 2.

The tennis ball felt shoe was purposely loud, and I figured that was the whole story. As is usually the case, there was a specific story that helped to inspire the shoe. Yet another story inspired by Dame’s family and upbringing.

“Growing up, me and a lot of my cousins would go to the tennis courts at the park by my grandma’s house,” Lillard recalls. “We did everything at those tennis courts. We had baseball games, football games, we even played tag.”

The courts were just one of the many areas in the Brookfield area of east Oakland where Lillard, his brother Houston and his cousins would play sports and stay active. At his show last week, Damian was joined on stage by his family yet again, with his mom Gina, Houston and several cousins from back home alongside him. The shoes helped to bring it all full circle, reminding him of his childhood times back in Oakland.

“There was also a sign going out of the tennis courts above the door that had all of the rules on it,” Lillard continues. “Every time we’d leave out of there, we’d hit it with a bat. If you go back to those tennis courts right now, you’ll see that sign up there with a bunch of dents in it that we put in years ago.”

Lillard has spent the majority of his summer working out in Portland, allowing him to drop in frequently at the adidas Village headquarters to meet with designers and product managers. That proximity and relationship allowed them to spin up yet another custom edition of his signature shoe.

“That’s just part of the storytelling on my shoes and things that I try to share with adidas,” smiles Damian.

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Notre Dame adiZero 5-Star 2.0 To Premiere During BCS Championship


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In honor of tonight’s BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the team’s quest for an undefeated season, adidas will equip Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish with the new adidas adiZero 5-Star 2.0. Even lighter than its predecessor and weighing in at just 6.7 ounces, the adiZero 5-Star 2.0 is the lightest and fastest cleat in football. Utilizing the latest evolutions of adidas’ SPRINTSKIN and SPRINTWEB technologies, the cleat couples a single-layer synthetic with an internal TPU frame, molded PU sockliner and innovate TRAXION studs for superior support, comfort and grip. Appearing in a Collegiate Navy/White colorway with gold accents and reflective SPOTLIGHT technology, the Fighting Irish edition of the adidas adiZero 5-Star 2.0 is now available online – complete with commemorative packaging – for $ 200 USD. Only time will tell if it’s enough to help the Irish defeat the powerhouse SEC Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Watch ‘RapFix Live’ With Cam’Ron, Iggy Azalea, Smoke DZA, Dame Dash, Jermaine Dupri


Watch Cam’Ron, Dame Dash, Jermaine Dupri, Iggy Azalea and Smoke DZA on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and MTV.com. Join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive and send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix.



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Cam’Ron, Iggy Azalea, Smoke DZA, Dame Dash, Jermaine Dupri On ‘RapFix Live’ Apr 2


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Wednesday at 4p.m. “RapFix Live” wraps up another cycle with a full house. Iggy Azalea, who is getting ready to drop her debut album The New Classic will join us in the studio, along with Cam’Ron, Jermaine Durpi and Smoke DZA who will break down his new LP Dream.Zone.Achieve. Dame Dash will also be on deck, possibly with a surprise guest in tow…Tune in to see what goes down.

Watch Iggy Azalea, Smoke DZA and Dame Dash on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and MTV.com. Join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive and send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix.

 



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