Li-Ning certainly has a buzz right now. It’s store just opened up in Portland, Oregon, not too far from Nike’s headquarters, which shows that the brand isn’t afraid to take on the big dogs. Their store opened its doors on February 15th, and Baron Davis was on hand to celebrate what looks to be an exciting new brand. The Baron Davis signature model, the BD Doom, is now available for sale in 5 different colorways. To go along with Baron Davis’ sneaker, a limited edition vinyl figure has also been released, showing BD looking menachingly at an opponent who is about to get his ankles tweaked.
The BD Doom has a mix of real and synthetic leather on the upper. Behind the perforated dots is a 3M reflective material to give the shoe some sheen. Li-Ning’s site points out that the multiple eyelet possibilities allow the wearer to customize their fit for enhanced performance. Other performance features include the outsole, which utilizes a herringbone pattern to enhances traction, and new methods of cushioning technology which aim to make this a a top-notch performance shoe.
Along with the signature sneaker, there is a BD vinyl figure for sale at their website. There are two colorways of the figure, one in black and red and the other in blue and white, both of which resemble the BD logo that highlights Davis’ beard and headband. The shoes and figures are available now at Li-Ning’s website, so support this new brand that seems ready to make a full plunge into the American athletic sneaker world.
Li-Ning Sports USA
910 NW Hoyt Street | Map
Portland, OR, 97209
TEL #: 503-575-7332