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adidas D Lillard 2 Athletic Shoes for Men Review

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The adidas group was launched in 1949 by Adi Dassler. He registered the shoe company to create lightweight football boots. Soon, the brand became a household name due to the durability, flexibility and comfort of its shoes.

adidas D Lillard 2 athletic shoes were first introduced in 2016 as basketball shoes. Damian Lillard designed them as the predecessors to D Lillard 1. They were not only comfortable, but they also had ideal traction. However, the heel fit was sloppy. To improve on this model, adidas created the D Lillard 2 athletic shoes. Here is all you need to know about the adidas D Lillard 2 basketball shoes for men.

Fit

These low-top basketball shoes are more comprehensive than the D Lillard 1. They are not true to size, and you have to choose a shoe half a size smaller. You should contact the manufacturer for more advice on the shoe size selection. The first time you wear the adidas D Lillard 2 athletic shoes, you might feel the heel slip since the shoes have a thicker and padded insole. This, however, improves the more you wear the shoe. A Techfit bootie is placed at the base of the upper, and it runs the full shoe length. The booties act as a sock-like layer that keeps bacteria away from your feet.

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The D Lillard 2 shoes also have a shell made from a textile mesh with leather patches. The leather mesh offers more support and stability as opposed to the older model with an open-cell type. Although flexibility is reduced due to the leather mesh, you are sure your feet are secure from sprains.

These Lillard basketball shoes have a midfoot with two TPU pieces on either side of the upper mesh. The two pieces offer a stiffer lacing than the other shoes. You will notice the tight lockdown once you’ve tightened the laces. The inner sole and part of the D Lillard 2 shoes are thicker with cushioning material than the D Lillard 1 shoes. Additionally, the external heel counter fits the internal heel offering an improved version of the D Lillard 1 athletic shoes. These Dame Lillard shoes are wider to accommodate players with wider feet.

adidas D Lillard 2 vs adidas D Lillard 1 vs Nike LeBron 13

Here is a comparison between adidas D Lillard 2, adidas D Lillard 1, and Nike LeBron 13:

adidas D Lillard 2 adidas D Lillard 1 Nike LeBron 13
Fit a little bit small True to size A little bit small
Sizing 5 - 14 5 - 15 5 - 15
Closures Laces Laces Laces
Available colorways Rip City, Dame Time,

Shark Black, Tennis Ball,

White, PDX Carpet
Royal Blue, Power Red,

Core Black, White, Blue

White, Red Metallic
Command force, On

Court, Easter, Lava,

Greatness, Fruity

Pebbles,

What are the features of adidas D Lillard Sneakers?

Cushioning

adidas D Lillard 2 are performance basketball shoes with Bounce cushioning that has been created from dual-density insoles. Thus, you get to enjoy a consistent heel to toe transition. Although it is not flexible when compared to the D Lillard 1, you will get over it with time. The shoes also come in a Primeknit version to boost your heel cushioning. The Primeknit version also improves your stability and cushions your landing

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Traction

The outsole of the D Lillard 2 athletic shoes is made from a rubber sourced compound. The compound has been used to highlight Lillard’s personality and background. The threads are closer and shallower than in other shoes to increase traction. The shallow groove, unfortunately, picks up dust. Since the midsole is stiffer, the traction is improved since the shoes do not flex a lot.

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Materials and Durability

The low-top basketball shoes are tanks with a rock-solid build. The overall appearance is straightforward, and the two features that stand out are the heel counter and the Continental rubber outsole.

The Lillard 2 meets all the aspects of an ideal athletic shoe. The materials used to make the shoe, the cushioning and fit are all elite. Since it’s an improved version of the Lillard 1, the inner bootie and the lockdown mechanism have embraced the new technology. The adidas Bounce technology used to make the inner and midsole complements the overall look of the shoe.

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