"Glow In The Park" Dame 4 pays tribute to one of Lillard's favorite past times.
Adidas has officially introduced the latest colorway of Damian Lillard's ever-growing sneaker line, one that is inspired by Dame's love for roller-skating. The "Glow In The Park" Adidas Dame 4 serves as a nod to one of his fondest childhood memories growing up in Oakland.
According to Adidas, staying focused and keeping balance in life are keys to creating success on the hardwood for Damian Lillard. Along with his love for music and rapping, roller-skating has been a passion of Dame’s dating back to his childhood in Oakland. Commemorating these memories and love for skate culture, Adidas introduces the Dame 4 Glow in the Park edition.
“When I was younger, we were skating all the time. There were always skates at my grandmother’s house and we’d do that at home,” Dame said. “When I got to high school, every Saturday we’d drive to the skating rink and we’d be there all night skating. Every weekend that’s how it was. Everybody skated. We put a lot of time in working on our game. But when you think about it, this is the one life you get to live. You’ve got to find other things that interest you. That’s why I do music and that’s why I skate. Because you got to let your mind go other places, create that balance and enjoy it. Skating and rapping is that for me.”
Dame 4 "Glow in the Park" embraces classic elements found in skating rinks such as Oaks Park in Portland. It features a glow-in-the-dark outsole and dark gray upper with burgundy and neon blue midsole splatter.
For an OG skater like Dame, skates off the shelf aren’t going to cut it anymore, so Adidas created a custom pair of skates constructed from the Dame 4 Glow in the Park so he can continue to create balance in his life and in the game.
Dame 4 Glow in the Park signature basketball shoe ($115) hits adidas.com and Eastbay on November 17. Stay tuned to @damianlillard on Instagram for details on your chance to skate with Dame in Portland at Oaks Park.