After months of speculation, Utah Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell finally reveals his first adidas signature sneaker — the adidas D.O.N. Issue #1.
Appropriately titled to embody Mitchell’s Determination Over Negativity and his nickname “Spida”, the shoe draws inspiration from classic comic book issue numbers. Through his alma mater, Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut, Michell chose Rory Ashmeade and Blaise New to provide them the exclusive in his sneaker unveiling.
The shoe itself dons a bright red and blue colorway that mimics Spider-Man’s iconic costume with Mitchell’s signature spider logo located on the tongue area. On top of that, the inner padding of the sneaker also seems to utilize Spidey’s webbing structure to complete the Spider-Man theme.
Though Mitchell did not reveal the release details of the sneaker, he did mention he wanted a more affordable signature shoe, similar to the Dame line. Regardless, it is pretty cool to see Mitchell and adidas work with Spida’s alma mater and see a Spidey-inspired sneaker in the year of Spider-Man.
More details on the D.O.N. Issue #1 will be revealed later on in 2019, but for a bit more insight into the creation of the signature shoe, you can check out Mitchell’s interview here.
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