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, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers.
“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®.” – Damian Lillard
Complementing the Dame 4’s design, 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.
All three Dame 4 BAPE® colors are available on February 16 for $150 during adidas’ 747 Warehouse in Los Angeles.
The Dame 4 BAPE® Black Camo and Green Camo are available for $150 on February 17 at adidas.com and BAPE.