adidas Basketball by BAPE DAME 4
– adidas Basketball teams up with the iconic streetwear brand on a three-pronged collaborative release –
– The release brings Bape’s iconic Shark design to the Damian Lillard 4 silhouette –
– Progressive elements such as a bootee construction and Bounce™ tooling combine with Bape’s famous Cloud Camo to bring streetwear to the court –
Herzogenaurach, January 2018
Coinciding with one of the most exciting sporting weeks of the year, this month adidas Basketball teams up with iconic Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape (BAPE) to create a head-turning take on the Damian Lillard 4 signature silhouette. Born from a mutual desire to reimagine basketball footwear and co-create with those who inspire us from sport, fashion and entertainment, adidas and BAPE® teamed up to fuse streetwear and on-court style through the lens of one of the game’s most elite creative point guards.
The Dame 4 BAPE® Collection offers a glimpse into Damian’s personal style and affinity for BAPE®’s signature design aesthetics. A longtime fan, Damian’s visit to BAPE®’s Tokyo Flagship during his 2015 adidas Asia Tour sparked the idea of collaborating with the brand.
“I became even more inspired by the brand when I visited BAPE®’s store in Japan,” said Damian. “From that point, I knew I wanted the first major collaboration for my signature line to be with BAPE®.”
Complementing the Damian Lillard 4’s aggressive design language, the collaborative model takes inspiration from BAPE’s coveted iconic Shark design and its distinctive decorative elements. Offered in green, black and red, each colorway features BAPE® CAMO on the upper with BAPE®’s shark tooth design displayed along the shoe’s full-length BOUNCE midsole. WGM, symbolizing World Gone Mad, and the classic tiger ‘a’ icon are featured on the ankle piece. YKWYTII, Damian’s You Know What Time It Is moniker is printed on the heel tape while adidas, BAPE® and Damian’s signature marks are highlighted throughout.
Releasing on February 17th in exclusive Green Camo, Black Camo and Red Camo colorways, the latest collaboration between BAPE and adidas Basketball culminates as a three-pronged attack on a week where the world’s eyes are fixed on the court, bringing a streetwear perspective to the stage where all-stars make their name.
BAPE DAME 4
Releasing Sat 17th of February @ 11:00
US 7,5 – 12
Very limited quantities /// 1 pair per customer /// No reservations