The adidas Dame 4 for Black History Month May Celebrate Olympian Wilma Rudolph

It’s about time we got a new Dame 4 colorway because we all know we won’t be able to cop those Dame 4 BAPE builds.

The latest Dame 4 uses a stark black and white upper to kick off February. A solid rubber outsole sits beneath the Bounce midsole, while circular knit appears to be used on the upper instead of the usual ForgedMesh.

The ankle features “MCMLI” instead of “YKWTII,” which if translated to Roman numerals reads 1951. That is the year that Wilma Rudolph, a woman of color who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion, was able to remove the leg brace she was fitted with as a child.

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Five years later, she went on to win the bronze medal in the 4 X 100-meter relay at the Melbourne Olympics. And in 1960, Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in the Olympics (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and the 4 X 100-meter relay). In the photo above, it appears that she won wearing an adidas track spike.

You can learn more by checking out Nightwing2303’s adidas Dame 4 Performance Review.

The adidas Dame 4 for Black History Month is available now at Eastbay.com for $115.

If the Dame 4 is your go-to hoop sneaker right now, let us know what shoe it replaced in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. I have been debating about getting the Dame 4 for a while now. I’m all about cushion when I play bball. At 36, I need as much as possible and watching your review has helped place the Dame 4 ahead of Hyperdunk 2017. I’ve been balling in AJ superfly for a while now, indoors only and clearly, its time for a new balling shoe.

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