Previewed earlier today, we now have more info on the inspiration behind the adidas Dame 3 Wasatch Front.
Back in May 2015 (three years after Lillard was drafted by the Blazers), Lillard made a promise to his mom and himself vowing that he would go back to school and graduate from college. We now got official word that the adidas Dame 3 Wasatch Front pays tribute to Lillard’s achievement of being a man of his work while also representing his most trying and triumphant moments as he shifted from a young basketball player in Oakland to a franchise leader in Portland.
On the track “Wasatch Front” from his debut album The Letter O, Dame D.O.L.L.A. (Lillard’s Rap alias name) takes us on his journey from Oakland to Ogden, Utah as he started his college career at Weber State University.
“Reminiscing on the days I ain’t know what was ahead / What I gotta do to make sho the family fed / Staring at the ceiling struggling to go to bed / Tryna pass class split the needle with a thread” – Dame D.O.L.L.A.
The adidas Dame 3 Wasatch Front represents Weber State University’s school colors, as it comes with a Dark Gray upper with White BOUNCE cushioning. Accenting the Dark Gray are the Light Gray accents as well as the Purple sockliner and matching Three Stripes noted on the outsole. The colorway is named for the mountain range bordering Ogden that rises to create the Wasatch Front, a stretch of land that spans across cities in north-central Utah.
Releasing tomorrow for $115, look for these at adidas.com and other select adidas retailers.