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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell unveils his first Adidas signature shoe, The D.O.N. #1

Posted at 8:50 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 10:50:20-05

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Utah Jazz star, Donovan Mitchell, has unveiled his first Adidas signature shoe.

It's called the "D.O.N. Issue #1."

The title embodies Mitchell's Determination Over Negativity.

"I had struggles last year but was able to figure it out this year and I'm thinking I'm good now," Mitchell said.

The shoe’s name also pulls inspiration from classic comic books displaying issue numbers on the front cover as a testament to Mitchell’s nickname, “Spida.”

Mitchell let aspiring sports writers from his high school in Connecticut, Blaise New and Rory Ashmeade, help reveal the shoe.

"That was pretty special, especially for Blaise and Rory wanting to be in the sports industry and sports writing world," Mitchell said. "It was kind of like huge."

Rory posted on Instagram the news was a "needed positive disruption."

Blaise also took to social media, sharing that his older brother and Mitchell used to play basketball together and that he went to every game.

"It's almost surreal that I now have the honor of being the first one to introduce and interview Donovan Mitchell," he said.

Still working out all the details on his new shoes, Mitchell said he wants these shoes to be worn by the average person, not just those who can afford them.

"That's not me," Mitchell said. "I can tell you that right now, that's not what I'm about. Obviously with my message being for kids, I want the kinds to be able to have these shoes."

You can read all about Donovan's new shoe on the Adidas website.