Who should buy the Adidas Dame 8

The Adidas Dame 8 appear to be perfect for players who:

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Who should NOT buy the Dame 8 from Adidas

The Dame 8 will most probably just give you a headache if you are a narrow-footer. The same is true if you are the type of player who puts primacy on traction. We recommend that you get the Adidas Marquee Boost.

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Traction...well...didn't really gain that much traction

Traction is OK, especially on clean courts. However, on even mildly dusty surfaces, hard lateral movements can lead to slips. This might be because the outsole picks up dust quite easily. 

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It appears that Adidas was not able to learn from the Dame 7's traction experience; the Dame 7, you may recall, was described to only have so-so traction at best.

The Dame 8 had strategic cushioning

Generally, the Dame 8's Bounce Pro delivered a more pleasant cushioning experience than the Dame 7's Lighstrike. It provided a lot of compression in the heel. The Bounce Pro setup was also firm on the forefoot, giving the wearer a pleasant mix of court feel and impact protection.

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The materials weren't topnotch, but they worked just fine

Given the price, we couldn't expect the Dame 8 to have really good materials. True enough, they didn't feel so nice to the touch, but they still sure performed as expected.

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The Dame 8 took care of support, y'all! No complaints!

The base of the Dame 8 was fairly wide, so there would be no roll-overs. Also, there were no unnecessary side-to-side movements on the footbed.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 12.7oz
Top: Mid
Signature: Damian Lillard
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas Dame
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.