Kicks and Colors spotlights the variety of colorways—and the stories that go with—that brands unveil in key basketball sneakers.
Sneaker: D Lillard 2
Signature athlete: Damian Lillard
Story: Fresh off his 51-point performance against the Warriors, Damian Lillard has a new colorway meant to show how he drowns out noise around him to focus on the game. “I don’t need validation—they’ve seen what I can do out there,” Lillard says. “As a man, I’ve grown to rise above it all and block out the noise. I’ll keep pushing, keep working and soon enough they’ll wake up.” The D Lillard 2 Static uses a white and black thread mix for a fuzzing static effect on the upper. Black detailing pairs with white Oak Print accents. Static launches on Feb. 27.
Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and sneakers for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.