Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. is a professional basketball player in the NBA, currently playing for the Utah Jazz. Known for being a huge Spider-Man enthusiast, the new D.O.N Issue #1 adidas X Marvel shoe showcases his love for the friendly-neighbourhood superhero with its distinctive Spidey colours.
This was hinted at after he appeared in an ad with Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. Mitchell’s nickname in real life is actually spida. So this collaboration was totally meant to be.
Each signature sneaker has a Bounce midsole, spider-web stitching on the tongue, and a wider-than-usual outsole that provides extra support. The acronym “D.O.N” stands for “Determination Over Negativity,” a motto that Mitchell has lived by. Through this, the NBA player hopes to inspire kids to believe in themselves no matter who you are or where you’re from.
This Marvel-inspired pair of kicks are on sale now, just in time for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The D.O.N issue #1 comes in various colourways that embody the well-loved superhero.
Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man: BLUE/RED/FTWR WHITE (S$160). These sneakers pay homage to the classic spider suit with the three signature colours associated with Spider-Man.
Stealth Spider-Man: CORE BLACK / TEAM SOLAR GREEN / SILVER MET (S$160). Unlike the other two shoes, the Stealth Spider-Man sneakers have glow in the dark linings and details.
Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man and Stealth Spider-Man adidas sneakers are available right now adidas.com.sg and at Adidas Suntec.
Here are some other variations that will launch slightly later.
Symbiote Spider-Man: CORE BLACK / SHOCK PINK / FTWR WHITE (S$160) will be available online at adidas.com.sg on 18 July 2019.
Iron Spider: RED / POWER RED / GOLD METALLIC (S$160) – This sneaker gets the red and yellow Iron Spider armour treatment, similar to the suit bestowed to Spider-Man by Tony Stark.
The Iron Spider sneaker will drop online at adidas.com.sg and at adidas Suntec on 1 August.
Donovan Mitchell’s dunk tee with comic book style graphics retails at S$45.
adidas’ Marvel collection also includes shirts, tights, pyjamas and other pieces of apparel for kids. Now everybody can get something for themselves!
Marvel Spider-Man Jogger Set (S$75) and Spider-Man Summer Set (S$45)
Marvel Spider-Man Rapidarun Shoes (S$55) and Marvel Spider-Man Fortarun Shoes (S$55- S$75)
This Marvel-inspired collection has come out right in time for Spider-Man: Far From Home which makes it all the more special for Spider-Man fans. Dress up as a family in full Spidey gear, because you can and you should.