dame: bape release

Damian Lillard’s fourth signature shoe, the adidas Dame 4, was redesigned in a collab between A Bathing Ape and adidas basketball. The limited edition was a special release for All Star Weekend, and dropped at LA’s 747 Warehouse.

Using the signature shoe of Portland Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard, the Bape x Dame 4 'Camo' features a Bape camo upper with the iconic shark tooth printed throughout, as well as a full-length BOUNCE midsole decorated with wavy lines. The sneaker also boasts dual branding on the insoles, a tiger logo on the heel, and large multi-colored lettering on the collar which reads ‘WGM’ (World Gone Mad).

The shoot also included a behind-the-scenes look at Dame’s collaborative design process during a feedback session at the adidas US headquarters.

AD: Mark Dayao  /  Styling & HMU: Kymm Ernst  /  Production: Laura Leland