Damian Lillard & John Wall Adidas Florist City Event Recap

Adidas basketball brought out the Portland TrailBlazer’s Damian Lillard and John Wall of the Washington Wizards to the Compound Gallery in downtown Portland on Wednesday to celebrate their co-release for the Florist City Collection. Each players shoe was the Adidas Crazy 1 with a colorway inspired by their cities floral connection, being roses for Lillard and cherry blossoms for Wall.

To liven up the event 5 sneaker customizers were invited to customize the Crazy 1 with a theme related to Portland and or Damian Lillard. That starting 5 of who’s who customizers was Mache, JBF, Red Ribbon Recon, emmanueLabor and C2. With three recon customizers and two that focus on painting the result was a wide range of work from exotic skins to a #4BarFriday theme. Fans lined up around the block for a chance to purchase one of the special releases, apparel or an opportunity to meet Wall or Lillard. Overall the result was a packed house that brought together multiple aspects of basketball and sneaker culture.






Compound Gallery’s Ira Lafontaine checks the #4Bar Friday theme by Red Ribbon Recon