Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $105
  • Weight
    13oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The D Lillard is stylish and suits casual wear, many say.
  • The shoe fits perfectly, according to a small number.
  • Several observe that the shoes have good traction.
  • A few say that the D Lillard 1 has good ankle support.
  • Many wearers say that the shoes break in easily and don’t crease.
  • A good number of buyers just love how light and comfortable the shoes feel.
  • The shoes are perfect for walking according to several testers.
  • A handful of buyers love the quality of the materials used in the shoe.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Most wearers complain that the D Lillard has poor ankle support.
  • A lot of people report forefoot and heel slippage.
  • A good number remark that the shoe’s lockdown is not very good; the laces keep coming loose.
  • The shoe runs large according to many users. They recommend going down half a size.
  • Several report that the shoes are uncomfortable to play in.
  • A handful comment that the shoes feel heavy.
  • A few report that the shoes are not durable. One user report that his shoe ripped after wearing it for just around 10 times.

Bottom line

Overall, the Adidas D Lillard is a decent model for its price. The shoe performs well in some areas but also fails in others. Its sloppy fit reduces its on-court value; however, its style and comfort make it a good off-court sneaker.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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77 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | WearTesters

    The D Lillard 1 is a decent budget model.

  • 84 / 100 | Bryan Hinkle

    But to me, the heel slip took away from the greatness of the rest of the shoe.

  • 84 / 100 | WearTesters

    But to me, the heel slip took away from the greatness of the rest of the shoe.

  • 80 / 100 | WearTesters

    The D Lillard 1 is a decent budget model.

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Profile of Adidas D Lillard

The Adidas D Lillard is the first signature shoe of the 2013 Rookie Of The Year. It is built for players who rely on their dynamic jumping ability just like the Trailblazer’s high-flying point guard. Some key features are a new herringbone pattern for traction, TechFit inner bootie for a snug fit, and full-length Adiprene+ midsole for impact protection.

Performance

Cushion. The Adidas D Lillard features full-length Adiprene+. This EVA midsole is designed for maximum impact protection without sacrificing court feel. Sprintframe provides midfoot stability and a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Traction. A new herringbone pattern lines the non-marking rubber outsole of the Adidas D Lillard. The wavebone pattern is tight near the toe to limit dust and durable on the heel. It gives enhanced traction control and enables you to make quick cuts in the open floor and explosive crossovers in the half-court.

Fit

Length and Width. The Adidas D Lillard is advertised as true to size. However, users recommend going down half a size.

Lockdown. An inner TechFit bootie provides a glove-like fit, minimizing forefoot and midfoot movement. The eyelets of the D Lillard 1 are positioned at the midfoot area, keeping the foot secure while SprintFrame provides heel lockdown.

Material

A two-tone synthetic material wraps the D Lillard’s upper, providing a simple and clean style.

The material used depends on the shoe's colorway. It may be synthetic leather, suede, or nubuck.

Style

Damian Lillard specifically asked for a low-top design that he can wear off the court. Each of the colorways of the Adidas D Lillard features specially crafted rap lyrics in the insole. These lyrics are written by Dame.

Dame is written on the tongue of the right shoe, and the brand-new D Lillard logo is featured on the heel of the left shoe. The stylized DL initials join together to form an "O". This logo represents Dame’s jersey number and his three homes: Oakland, Ogden (where he played at Weber State) and now Oregon. A three-striped wing completes the logo and is said to represent his crew of close friends, the Fly Guyz.