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Donovan Mitchell’s new Adidas signature sneaker will leave you solestruck

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Adidas basketball finally released a preview of Donavan Mitchell’s signature shoe on Thursday, with a Spiderman-inspired theme and the kicks are definitely eye-catching.

The shoes, dubbed the “D.O.N. Issue #1” inspired by comic book culture stands for “Determination Over Negativity,” according to Adidas. The sneakers were designed with half-blue, half-red leather exterior, draped with white webbing to push the Spiderman influence. The release has been set for the third quarter of 2019.

Mitchell’s reportedly been testing the shoes out for the past couple of weeks during his private training sessions and has plans to begin wearing them on the court in February or March. He is now the first Utah Jazz player to have a signature shoe.

“All I really care about is the color, the fit, where certain things are, and the logos,” he said. “They were really easy with that.”

“People shouldn’t worry about that, in a good way,” Mitchell said. “They’ll be satisfied. I think people will be very satisfied with where they are. I’m not big on crazy expensive shoes, that’s not what I’m about.”

“I love the fact that people aren’t overlooking us anymore,” he told UtahJazz.com. “We’re putting Utah in a different light. I’m glad to be a part of that. We’re all glad to be a part of that. My friends want to come here. When I was a kid, that wasn’t the case. That’s where I’m trying to get Utah to. I want people to see what we have because it’s a great place.”

ESPN’s Nick DePaula reports that the shoes will cost below $100.

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Puma collaborates with Meek Mill for ‘Reform’ sneaker

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Puma announced Thursday the launch of its latest basketball sneaker is on the way. The Clyde Court #REFORM shoe’s design concept was inspired by Meek Mill’s outreach for criminal justice reform and Olympian Tommie Smith’s call for global equality, according to a company press release.

The sportswear company is set to become the official partner of the REFORM Alliance, a new organization backed by Mill, Puma basketball Creative Director Jay-Z, Fanatics Executive Chairman and Philadelphia 76ers Co-owner Michael Rubin and Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, among others.

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All proceeds from the new shoe will be donated to the organization, the company said. Puma athletes including DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Ayton began wearing the sneakers Thursday, and Puma said it will donate $5,000 in the name of each player.

“We are particularly proud of the Clyde Court #REFORM, as it not only takes inspiration from the past but hopefully encourages a new generation of individuals to fight for universal equality,” Adam Petrick, Puma global director of brand and marketing, said in a statement.

“Businesses are going to go increasingly woke over the next couple years. I’m not saying it’s not a principled decision, but it’s really more, in my mind, a shareholder-driven move,” Galloway said

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10 Must-Have Jackets for Spring 2019

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While everyone is still trying to savor the last months of Winter to get the wear out of their coats in the South, West Coasters I’m jealous of you all basking in the warmer weather. After scouring the web, here are my top picks. Overall, all of these selections can be worn year round, can stand the test of time, or are unique pieces that encompass the diverse world of fashion.

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Paris Fashion Week: Football helmets make debut on runway

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Over the years, we’ve witnessed a ton of innovative looks on the runway but never thought the day would come when football helmets grace the catwalk.

At Tuesday’s unveiling of Off-White’s Fall 2019 collection Paris Men’s Fashion Week, popularpopular designer Virgil Abloh pushed the envelope by styling his fleet of models in American football team’s signature helmets as they strut down the catwalk.

Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection and the CEO of Off-White, dressed two models in matching floral print bodysuits, leather-fringed boots, and white football helmets, one with the Los Angeles Chargers logo and the other with UT’s.

For the less adventurous Abloh’s collection also included a Cowboy boot with “For Walking” running down the side in his iconic lettering. They cost cost a pricey $2,290.

His second collection for Louis Vuitton will be on full display January 17 and the teaser he posted to Instagram promises all kinds of Michael Jackson vibes.

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