D.O.N. Issue #2: Driving positive change beyond the court

D.O.N. Issue #2 Represents Mitchell’s ‘Determination Over Negativity’ Mindset With Fans And Communities Worldwide

Designed In An Electric Green Marvel-Colorway, D.O.N. Issue #2 Embodies Mitchell’s “Spidey-Sense” Instincts and Celebrates His Admiration For Spider-Man

The Second Iteration Of His Signature Shoe Also Introduces A New Partnership With Crayola, Highlighting His Creativity And Passion For Education As A Change-Agent

Together with Donovan Mitchell we are introducing the second version of the all-star’s signature footwear line, D.O.N. Issue #2. The sequel sneaker’s name remains a testament to Mitchell’s Determination Over Negativity aiming to be a vehicle for positive disruption on the court and in communities. The launch is accompanied by an episode from the Ready for Sport series which shares an intimate reflection of Mitchell’s life during lockdown and his views on establishing sustainable change.

I’m not just a basketball player, I want kids to have my shoes not only because they are fans but because there’s a purpose behind them, 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’s where kids are.

Donovan Mitchell

D.O.N. Issue #2 features two colorful and youthful collaborations with Marvel and Crayola to celebrate Mitchell’s admiration for Marvel superheroes, his creative nature and dedication to youth development. 

D.O.N. Issue #2 x Marvel

The first drop delivers an electric green “Spidey-Sense” colorway of D.O.N. Issue #2, fusing Marvel’s Spider-Man and Mitchell’s trust in his instincts to guide his actions towards positive outcomes on and off the courts. Just as the friendly neighborhood superhero protects his community, Mitchell hopes to connect with his fans and give back in a meaningful way.

The “Spidey-Sense” D.O.N. Issue #2 presents a glow-in-the-dark silhouette with Glory Mint, Signal Green and Solar Red hues. A Spider-Man graphic inside the tongue, “Spidey-Sense!” inscription on the lacing and “BOOM” and “POW” text on the outsole complete the comic book-like feel of the partnership.

D.O.N. Issue #2 x Crayola

adidas Basketball and Crayola team up for the first time to offer a D.O.N. Issue #2 pack representing Mitchell’s desire to inspire others to express themselves on the court, in the classroom and in life. The partnership hits close to home, with Mitchell’s mother, an elementary school teacher, playing a major role in influencing his appreciation for education and encouraging him to use his imagination and voice.  

The Crayola pack features three solid, bright colored sneaker sets in iconic Crayola colors: Sky Blue, Banana Mania and Jazzberry Jam, a nod to Mitchell’s team. The inscription “Free to Create” on the lacing and “Crayola” written on the outsole prompts athletes to keep expressing their creativity. 

D.O.N. Issue #2 Product Benefits

The D.O.N. Issue #2 collection features a BOUNCE midsole that arms Mitchell with enhanced comfort and stability for explosive on-court movements. The sneaker complements his style of play when it comes to his illusive speed and power, equipped with great traction. New to the model is a higher heel counter calling attention to the guard’s spider-inspired logo. The upper features an engineered soft and breathable mesh that provides improved lateral support through a webbed lacing system.

In addition to the Marvel “Spidey-Sense” colorway and the Crayola pack, more styles will be released throughout the year, all at a price of PHP 5,500, at adidas.com.ph and select retailers. Fans will see nine different colors as part of the “Team” pack, “Gummy,” an ode to the guard’s love for candy, a retro purple and gold hued “Pick & Roll” sneaker, and “Mind Over Matter” a tribute to an important motto for Mitchell.

The launch also incorporates Mitchell’s inaugural apparel collection, crafted for young players seeking head-to-toe looks and retails between PHP 1,500 to PHP 4,000 at adidas.com and select retailers.

For more information and updates, please visit www.adidas.com.ph/basketball and follow the conversation @adidashoops on social media with #DONISSUE2.

Press Release from adidas