To follow up its Legacy pair, the adidas Dame 3 is now unveiled in a “West Campus” iteration, which serves as a humble reminder of the obstacles that Damian Lillard overcame.
This particular colorway of the sneaker pays tribute to the gym at Berkley Adult School where Damian’s AAU team would practice. Off-white represents the surrounding gym walls, while cargo detailing and burgundy accents portray the wooden backboards, unfinished floors and aging bleachers.
“It was a rundown school, and we’d go practice there. They had wooden backboards with black tape where the square should be. One net was white and the other was red, white and blue. It was always cold because the windows up top were broken out,” Damian Lillard explained. “All kinds of crazy stuff.”
Dame added — “West Campus is where we practiced with Coach Young lifting those bricks. It was an abandoned building, but they had a gym in there that we could use for free. It’s just funny because that was normal for us. That’s where it all started.”
Look for this new pair to drop at select adidas retailers on Friday, March 31 for $115.