adidas Basketball and Donovan Mitchell are back for more. Following the success of the first signature sneaker, the electric guard and the Three Stripes officially announce its successor. The adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 features key details that accentuate Mitchell’s high-caliber game.
The shoe features an engineered upper with a soft and breathable mesh as it improves lateral support through a webbed lacing system. The D.O.N. Issue #2 encompasses a BOUNCE midsole that arms Mitchell with enhanced comfort and stability for explosive on-court movements. While the details have been enhanced, the root of Mitchell and his signature sneaker continues to be the foundation of his success.
The Determination Over Negativity mantra continues to be the focal point of the second shoe now more than ever as Mitchell and adidas aim to be a vehicle for positive disruption on the court and in communities.
“I want kids to have my shoes not only because they are fans but because there’s a purpose behind them,” Mitchell said.
“I will continue to speak on what I feel is right and what needs to change. I don’t just speak for Donovan Mitchell, I speak for Black people and minorities knowing change is not necessarily happening next year or the one after that, but it does start with the future and that is where kids are.”
The D.O.N. Issue #2 kicks things off with two collaborations. The first continues tradition as Marvel and adidas team-up with a vibrant colorway. The Marvel x adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 “Spidey-Sense” is an ode to the Marvel superhero and Mitchell’s nickname and logo. The shoe also comes in a glow-in-the-dark upper for a radioactive feature.
The second collaboration hits closer to home as the Crayola x adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 comes in three different hues as the pack is dedicated to his mother, who is an elementary school teacher. The pack also draws inspiration from Mitchell’s passion to expressing oneself both on and off the court through sneakers, basketball, and beyond.
Mitchell’s sophomore sneaker makes its retail debut on August 28 with the “Spidey-Sense” colorway for $100. Alongside the release will be Mitchell’s inaugural apparel collection. Stay tuned here at Nice Kicks for more on the D.O.N Issue #2 as more colorways are in the works.