Damian Lillard x adidas Real Deal “Rookie of the Year”
Even though Portland missed out on the Playoffs this year, Damian Lillard was unanimously named “Rookie of the Year” for his efforts in an impressive and promising season. Accordingly, adidas has created a special edition “Rookie of the Year” version of the Real Deal sneaker for the young player. The silhouette, originally introduced in the 1990s, is executed in colors commemorating each stop on Lillard’s ascent to success. The release, limited to 510 pairs, also features an ode to Lillard’s neighborhood in Oakland, his high school mascot, and other hidden features. Pick up this exclusive release at Portland’s Compound or Oakland’s Shoe Palace on May 23 for $120 USD. Damian will also make an appearance at Compound on the release date between 6:00 and 7:00 PST.