Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard wore a new PDX carpet colorway of his Dame 8 signature Adidas shoe at Tuesday night’s game.
PORTLAND, Ore. — In Tuesday night’s win against San Antonio, the Portland Trail Blazers wore this season’s City Edition jerseys for the first time. The black uniforms feature a diagonal sash of the iconic blue, purple and green PDX carpet, with the letters PDX and the jersey number in white. And they seem to be a hit.
The Athletic ranked the uniforms sixth in their list of the best City Edition uniforms this season — The Athletic’s Rhiannon Walker referred to them as “the ultimate IYKYK (if you know, you know).” And a bunch of fans wore them to Tuesday night’s game, taking some time to pose at the Blazers Rip City Carpet Activation booth at Section A18 in Moda Center.
Meanwhile, Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard, who said it was “a crime” a PDX carpet jersey hadn’t been done before this year, decided it was the perfect time to unveil a new PDX carpet colorway of the Adidas Dame 8. It wasn’t the first PDX carpet colorway of Dame’s signature sneaker — the carpet was featured on colorways of the Dame 1 and Dame 2.
“Been doing #PDXCarpet kicks for years,” Lillard wrote on Instagram, “but with our new city uniforms dropping, you know I had to get the pattern on the #Dame8.”
Hoping to purchase your own pair? Unfortunately, they’re not for sale. They’re “just a custom PE, so these aren’t hitting stores,” Lillard said.
The iconic carpet at Portland International Airport (PDX) was first installed in 1988. It was a Keep Portland Weird staple until the airport tore it out and replaced it in 2015. But it’s making a comeback. It will show up in the new terminal at PDX in 2024.
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