Verdict from 9.4 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • Fits well. Many wearers report that this Dame shoe fits as expected.
  • Stylish. A good number of commenters say that this mid-top basketball sneaker is great for off-court use.
  • Nice cushioning. The cushioning system of the Dame 7 gets the job done, at least a couple of reviewers say. 
  • Comfortable. Some wearers are happy that the Adidas Dame 7 feels very comfortable on foot.
  • Supportive. A number of users report that Damian Lillard's seventh signature shoe is fairly supportive.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Few reviews. There are not so many reviews yet, so none of the current assessments is conclusive.
  • Slippery. At least two reviewers lament that the Dame 7's traction has issues, especially on dusty courts.
  • Cheap-feeling materials. At least two reviewers say that the materials don't feel so premium. 

Bottom line

The Adidas Dame 7 easily lives up to the hype that surrounds it. Equipped with proven and tested technologies, this shoe is comfortable and supportive. Also, many wearers are happy with how fashionable it looks. Given all these, it's safe to say that this Dame shoe is worth its $110 price. 

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Adidas Dame 7: A call to be true

Damian Lillard is among the best performing players in 2020's NBA bubble. He owes his success to his seventh signature shoe with the Three Stripes.

The Dame 7 is equipped with material and design enhancements that aim to solve the traction and support issues that plagued the Dame 6. Specifically, it delivers the following:

Comfortable fit. The mesh upper and well-cushioned midsole make sure that the Dame 7 is able to deliver a great deal of comfort. 

Responsive cushioning. The Lighstrike technology debuted in the Dame 6. This technology is also used in the Dame 7 to provide just the right amount of cushioning and responsiveness. 

Reliable traction. The Dame 7's solid rubber outsole provides a secure grip on the court even for shifty players like Damian Lillard himself.

Special colorways of the Dame 7

Damian Lillard through his seventh signature shoe with Adidas delivers important messages to his fans. The Dame 7 comes in colorways that aim to motivate.

I Am My Own Fan, which tells users to be true to who they are. The statement "I AM MY OWN FAN" is scribbled repeatedly on the tongue and rear part of the shoe. The I Am My Own Fan design comes comes in different bright colors such as purple, red, and green.

Ima Visionary, which urges wearers to never be afraid to be innovative. It has motivating words like #FREETOCREATE on it. 

Size and fit

True to size based on 23 user votes
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Same sizing as Adidas Dame 6.

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How Dame 7 compares

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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.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com