DONOVAN Mitchell and his Utah Jazz may have been eliminated from the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs but one can still stay connected with the All-Star guard with the release locally of the latest version of his signature shoe with adidas — the D.O.N. Issue #2.

Done in collaboration with Marvel and Crayola, the new Mitchell shoe stays true to the player’s personal mantra of “Determination Over Negativity” and serves to inspire especially during this tough time with the coronavirus pandemic.

The D.O.N. Issue #2 collection, which was prominently paraded during the Jazz’s recent run in the NBA playoffs, features a BOUNCE midsole for enhanced comfort and stability for explosive on-court movements. The sneaker boasts of great traction, complementing one’s speed and power.

New to the latest model is a higher heel counter, calling attention to Mitchell’s spider-inspired logo. The upper features an engineered soft and breathable mesh that provides improved lateral support through a webbed lacing system.

D.O.N. Issue #2 has two colorful and youthful collaborations with Marvel and Crayola to celebrate Mitchell’s admiration for Marvel superheroes, his creative nature and dedication to youth development.

Mitchell sported the kicks during his team’s recent first-round playoff matchup with the Denver Nuggets, which went the full route of seven games, where he averaged an NBA-best 36.3 points to go along with five rebounds and 4.9 assists.

First to be released is the Marvel “Spidey-Sense” colorway which presents a glow-in-the-dark silhouette with Glory Mint, Signal Green, and Solar Red hues. A Spider-Man graphic inside the tongue, “Spidey-Sense!” inscription on the lacing and “BOOM” and “POW” text on the outsole complete the comic book-like feel of the shoe.

Meanwhile, the Crayola pack, which will be released in October, features three solid, bright colored sneaker sets in iconic colors: Sky Blue, Banana Mania, and Jazzberry Jam, a nod to Mitchell’s team. It boasts of the inscription “Free to Create” on the lacing and “Crayola” written on the outsole.

The D.O.N. Issue #2’ Marvel “Spidey-Sense” colorway and those in the Crayola pack are all priced at P5,500 at and select retailers.

More styles will be released throughout the year, adidas said, including nine different colors as part of the “Team” pack, “Gummy,” an ode to the guard’s love for candy, a retro purple and gold hued “Pick & Roll” sneaker, and “Mind Over Matter,” a tribute to an important motto for Mitchell.

The launch of the D.O.N. Issue #2 is complemented by the release of Mitchell’s inaugural apparel collection. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo