Apparently, roller skating is a passion of Damian Lillard’s that dates back to his youthful days in Oakland — and it is the inspiration for the Dame 4 ‘Glow in the Park’.
“When I was younger, we were skating all the time. There were always skates at my grandmother’s house and we’d do that at home,” Lillard said in a statement. “When I got to high school, every Saturday we’d drive to the skating rink and we’d be there all night skating. Every weekend that’s how it was. Everybody skated.”
Equipped with a glow-in-the-dark outsole, a dark grey upper (that is different from what has been used on the Dame 4 so far), and burgundy-neon blue midsole splatter, this show showcases design elements found at skating rinks.
“We put a lot of time in working on our game. But when you think about it, this is the one life you get to live,” said Lillard. “You’ve got to find other things that interest you. That’s why I do music and that’s why I skate. Because you got to let your mind go other places, create that balance and enjoy it. Skating and rapping is that for me.”
adidas even constructed a custom pair of ‘Glow in the Park’ Dame 4 skates for Lillard. If you stay tuned to @damianlillard on Instagram, you may get a chance to skate with him at Portland’s Oaks Park skating rink.
The adidas Dame 4 ‘Glow in the Park’ is available now at Eastbay.com for $115 in limited numbers.