Is This the adidas Dame 5, Damian Lillard’s Next Sneaker?

It looks like early catalog renderings of the adidas Dame 5 have leaked online.

While nothing official from adidas has been said, the catalog scan features a shoe that is described as the upcoming Dame 5. The shoe’s tech specs are said to include:

  • Engineered suede upper for durability and support
  • Lateral banking barrier for midfoot stability, control and protection
  • Responsive Bounce cushioning for all day comfort

It’s hard to get a good depiction of the shoe with such a simple render, but we think there is a bit more to the model than described. This possible Dame 5 appears to be built like the Harden Vol 2; the forefoot is some type of textile while the rear is where we could see the engineered suede. A compression/sock collar is used as well so there could possibly be a knit featured too.

The traction looks perfect because it’s thick, aggressive, widely spaced herringbone. Can’t really ask for anything else. No storytelling, just traction.

With the inclusion of the lateral barrier (drawn from the Futurecraft 4D basketball shoe), we’re wondering if this means the Dame 4 will be the last adidas basketball shoe that has wearers sit within the midsole. We hope not because it feels amazing while in motion, but the barrier is a nice feature either way.

According to the leaks, this possible adidas Dame 5 will available beginning in February of 2019 for school teams. The shoe might release a bit earlier — we’re thinking around December 2018 — in a couple of energy releases. The best news from this leak is that the shoe’s retail price will remain at an affordable $115.

Share your thoughts on the potential adidas Dame 5 with us below in the comment section. Stay tuned for updates on official information regarding Damian Lillard’s next signature.

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8 Comments

  1. Those pictures or “catalog renderings” are probably a little ways off of what the shoe will look like. But still interesting to know it will probably include that Futurecraft lateral support piece. We’ll see how it holds up

  2. That 3rd rendering in the catalog gives a much better preview of what the shoe might actually look like. And tbh i like it. Very futuristic.

  3. Very interesting multi-direction traction pattern.
    I also like the design; futuristic/

  4. Please don’t make it a sock like shoe.. Make it with a traditional collar and tongue as I like the Dame 4 and this “5” look but I want to wear it casually with jeans/pants. And I don’t think sock like shoes look good with jeans/pants. There’s a reason why Kyrie, Kobe and Jordan Retros shoes are selling in good numbers for off-court wear too.

  5. So NMD style for the next Dame model?? I believe that they final product will be a bit different than this sketch. I like that Dame’s signature line doesn’t hesitate to expreriment with new styles every time they release a new model.

  6. The Dame line is the only line that I have owned (and played a lot) all of the models so far. The best Dames for me still are the Dame 2s. Inexpensive shoe that gives you a little bit of everything in terms of performance and looks aesthetically pleasing in the eyes. The Dame 3 and 4 performed solidly as well, but they looked weird. I really hope the Dame 5s final look will look similar to this silhouette and performs similarly, if not better compared to other dames

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