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80 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
For the price point, for the tech you'll be getting, it is really worth the price. So, Adidas Dame 6, highly recommended.
Overall, the Dame 6 is a very solid shoe. Like, I'm a huge fan of the Dame 6 bro.
I wish I could recommend it. If you guys are playing on your cleaner courts or you don't mind wiping. I would say, definitley go for these because these are a beast on-court, and they're really really fun to play in. But, if you guys are playing on, you know, those average dusty courts to your really dusty courts, and you don't wanna wipe, then I would say definitely say stay away from this shoe because this shoe is a dust magnet.
I know plenty of people will have no issue with this design but unfortunately for me, I am not one of those people. Other than the outsole design, the rest of the shoe plays very well in every category. Traction could be a little better on dusty floors, but hey, the Moda Center is pretty free of dust.
So, just based on the traction alone, the Dame 6 should be a hard pass for you. You'd be much better off buying a paid f DON Issue #1s for a little bit less.
Traction should have been much better than what it was while support could have been better as well. Fit needs work and the materials are as cheap as they come. Even at $110, this is not a shoe that I can say offers any bang for your buck. At least, I didn’t feel like I spent $110 on a solid product and that’s what these reviews are about. Helping others figure out what they need/want out of a shoe and helping someone understand if a shoe offers enough bang for the buck they’re retailing at.
Damian Lillard’s sixth signature basketball shoe embodies all facets of his persona and creativity on and off the court.
“Early in the design process, the many sides of Dame’s personality emerged during our conversations with Dame – he’s a leader, a family man, a businessman and more, but when he hits the court, a different side comes out,” Senior Footwear Designer Jimi Taylor said in an interview.
To complement his lethal moves on the court, the Adidas Dame 6 is the first model in Lillard’s signature series to feature Lightstrike technology. The Lightstrike midsole is designed to provide the perfect balance between ultra responsiveness and lightweight cushioning.
The Dame 6 boasts an anatomical lacing system that provides a precision fit and unparalleled support. The shoe’s sock-like fit keeps the foot stable and comfortable all game long.
These Adidas basketball shoes also feature a new traction pattern with rounded edges for unrivaled grip. The herringbone traction pattern allows Lillard to stop on a dime and pull up from the arch.
“I just think the quality of them is complete 360,” Lillard says. “It’s comfortable. I can play in it right away.”
Cushion. The Adidas Dame 6 is equipped with a super-light midsole that offers both cushioning and responsiveness. Lightstrike is designed to provide increased comfort, support, and response.
Perfect for Lillard’s game, the Lightstrike technology allows him to drive to the hoop or make step-back threes with ease.
Traction. These Damian Lillard basketball shoes boast a herringbone rubber outsole. The herringbone outsole features a dynamic heel edge and rounded edges that enhance grip during multidirectional movements.
Closure. These low-top basketball shoes boast an anatomical lacing system that provides a precision fit. The webbed lacing system also delivers enhanced lockdown and lateral support.
The Dame 6 employs a comfortable and breathable upper constructed of mesh and textile. These materials provide lightweight support as you run up and down the court.
The Adidas Dame 6’s upper reflects Lillard’s quiet leadership and influential personality. “The silhouette embodies Dame’s multi-dimensional persona from both sides of the shoe. The outside speaks to Dame’s focus, while the interior peels back the layers to showcase the inner workings of the shoe and celebrates Dame’s ruthless mindset on the court,” Jimi Taylor explains.
Damian Lillard’s sixth signature basketball sneaker is available in a variety of energetic colorways:
- Chalk White/Tech Purple/Clear Brown
- Cloud White/Scarlet/Core Black
- Core Black/Cloud White/Core Black ‘Hecklers Pack’
- Core Black/Core Black/Shock Red ‘Ruthless’
- Core Black/Gold Metallic/Team Royal Blue
- Core Black/Silver Metallic/Cloud White
- Glory Blue/Cloud White/Glory Blue ‘Hecklers Pack’
- Glow Orange/Core Black/Signal Coral
- Shock Yellow/Cloud White/Shock Yellow ‘Hecklers Pack’
- Signal Green/Glory Purple/Signal Coral 'Signal Green'
- Solar Red/Cloud White/Solar Red ‘Hecklers Pack’
Adidas Dame 6 ‘Hecklers Pack’
The Adidas Dame 6 ‘Hecklers Pack’ draws inspiration from Lillard’s ability to silence the opposition during crunch time. The ‘Hecklers Pack’ arrives in four team colors with a graphic print throughout. Each colorway features a “Get Dealt With” message while the word “Heckler” is strategically placed on the heel tab for everyone to see.
Adidas Dame 6 Leather
The Adidas Dame 6 Leather is a lux version of Damian Lillard's sixth signature sneaker. These black basketball shoes feature a suede construction with metallic gold details.
Adidas Dame 6 ‘Ruthless’
Damian Lillard is known for his tenacity on the court. When the game is on the line, you know it is, ‘Dame Time.’
“I come out to compete against people, but I don’t say a whole lot. I don’t talk trash; I just go at them every opportunity I get,” Lillard says. “There’s a way to go about it in life and in basketball, being compassionate and ruthless. It’s important to have both; I was raised that way.”
The Adidas Dame 6 ‘Ruthless’ boasts split hues of black, green, and neon pink. A translucent outsole completes the design.
Adidas Dame 6 ‘Stone Cold’
In 2018, Damian Lillard dressed up as Stone Cold Steve Austin for Halloween. He showed up at the arena rocking a rubber mask, Austin 3:16 shirt, and a championship belt.
Adidas basketball pays tribute to the iconic wrestler by launching a special-edition colorway of the Adidas Dame 6. The ‘Stone Cold’ colorway is highlighted with a “Dame 3:16” on the medial side.
As a nod to Steve Austin’s signature vest, Adidas included a snakeskin print all over the upper. Blue and gold accents complete the silhouette.
McDonald's X Adidas Dame 6 'Dame Sauce'
Damian Lillard and Adidas are teaming up with McDonald's for another exclusive colorway of the Dame 6. Dubbed 'Dame Sauce,' these green basketball shoes feature golden arches on the lateral side.
Pusha T X Adidas Dame 6 'I Am My Own Fan'
This exclusive colorway of the Adidas Dame 6 features a split design highlighted with orange and light blue accents. Other details include the phrase "I Am My Own Fan," and the texts "DL-90," "PSH-T77." A mixtape-inspired design also appears on the heel.
Sonic the Hedgehog X Adidas Dame 6
The release of this particular colorway is slated to coincide with the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie perfectly. Split down the middle, the Sonic the Hedgehog X Adidas Dame 6 boasts a combination of blue and red. Metallic gold accents complete the shoe’s theme.