Damian Lillard delivers free shoes to Portland kids

Monday, in a post on his Instagram Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard teased that he would be “giving away like 50 pairs of size 12/12.5 shoes.” True to the post, Lillard showed up at a Portland, Oregon park in a U-haul truck he drove himself,ready to give away free pairs of Adidas kicks. NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck reports that Lillard also signed autographs for those in attendance. Craziness at a city park in Portland! NBA All-Star @Dame_Lillard posted on social media he was en route to give free…

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Trae Young signs with Adidas

Adidas added to its roster of endorsers with the signing of Trae Young. The former Oklahoma stat and likely top-ten NBA draft picked announced earlier today of his deal with the Three Stripes. Trae Young has signed a multi-year footwear & apparel endorsement deal with Adidas. pic.twitter.com/fouNlLwqHi — Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) June 19, 2018 Adidas increases it’s basketball profile with this signing. Specific terms of the deal are not known at this time.

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Adidas is full of S—t

Last month we reported on Mark King, the president of Adidas’ North American operations saying that should Colin Kaepernick get signed by an NFL team, the brand would want to sign him. King said of Adidas: We’re not in the business of activism, we’re in the business of sport. But allowing our athletes to tell their story, it’s really important to us.” “We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place. If they’re an activist in a way that brings attention to something that moves…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Police involved in investigating robbery of Yeezys

The latest entry in the seemingly never-ending chronicling the soft underbelly of the sneaker world takes us to Methuen, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 50,000 people in Essex County. Police in the Massachusetts community are seeking two suspects in connection with a robbery of two people, 18 and 16,  engaging in a transaction regarding two pairs of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. According to the police, one of the victims was selling the sneakers to the other victim in a car when they were robbed at knife point. Methuen Police…

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Adidas North America President: If a team signs Colin Kaepernick, we want him

During question-and answer session Adidas’ North American President said the athletic company is interested in signing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick–as soon as he signs with an NFL team. Mark King, President of Adidas’ North American operations said Friday in a Q&A at Arizona State University’s Global Sport Summit that Adidas doesn’t want to appear that it is “taking advantage of this noise or interest that he had generated. If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.” King also had this to say:…

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Alabama State inks deal with Adidas

Earlier today the Alabama State athletic department announced the university has entered into a five-year agreement with Adidas in which the company will be the official provider of footwear, apparel and accessories of the Hornets through the 2022-23 season. ASU interim athletic director Jennifer Lynne Williams had this to say on the new deal: We are excited about partnering with Adidas over the next five years. Adidas is one of the world’s most recognizable companies in the industry. The brand speaks for itself and is respected worldwide. We think Adidas…

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Montana man facing felony following alleged sneaker theft

Our crisscrossing of this nation chronicling sneaker-related imbecilery takes us to Great Falls, Montana, where a local man is on the verge of ruining his life over leather and rubber. Alex Joseph Mondragon, 23, is charged with felony burglary and the misdemeanors criminal mischief an theft. On January 22, 2018, Great Falls police responded to a call where a homeowner reported multiple items missing, incluing some vintage Adidas sneakers. According to court records, the front door of the home had been kicked in and the frame was damaged. The homeowner…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Stamford CT man charged in Yeezy sneaker robbery

Our latest chronicling of leather-and-rubber inspired foolishness takes us to Stamford, Connecticut where a local man decided that freedom was not worth it and decided to take a run at some kicks that did not belong to him. 21-year-old Malik Claybourne of Stamford, was accused of robbing a man of three pairs of Yeezy Boost sneakers last month. The victim, a 22-year-old Stamford man told police three men gave him counterfeit money for the sneakers. According to lead investigator Mike Longo, the victim met the buyer on social media. An…

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Adidas facing lawsuit from Art Basel

During last year’s Art Basel event in Miami, Adidas gave away 1,000 pair of limited edition “Art Basel” EQT ADV sneakers. The high end art fest was not pleased and Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, case MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., V. Adidas America, Inc. and Adidas AG, 1:17-cv-22002-DPG (FLSD), citing “willful distribution of at least 1,000 pairs of sneakers bearing an unauthorized reproduction of Plantiffs’ registered and incontestable ART BASEL trademark. ‘ The suit also alleges claims of Federal trademark…

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