Back in 2019, we caught wind that pro wrestling legend Ric Flair had a collaboration with adidas in the works. The news was delivered via a 90-second airport interrogation from TMZ, so we took the rumours with a grain of salt. However, a year later, it looks like the ‘Nature Boy’ wasn’t lyin’ – he’s just unveiled his own special edition colourway of the Dame 7.
Damian Lillard’s love of pro wrestling has previously been showcased with a ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin–inspired Dame 6, and this Flair-themed Dame 7 appears to be the next homage in the pipeline. Featuring a bold white and metallic gold scheme, the sneaker was confirmed on Ric Flair’s official Instagram account. The gold details are likely a reference to his trademark robe, with the garb’s distinctive pattern featuring on the tongues and midsole.
As usual, Ric is pretty hyped.
‘Thank you, adidas for the opportunity to show the world that stylin’ and profilin’ with Naitch and Dame is even cooler than being like Mike!’
There’s no official release date for the Ric Flair x adidas Dame 7, but rumours suggest the new silhouette will be unveiled by adidas in October, so you can expect a drop shortly after. Stay tuned! Wooooo!