Mark II – Unity
Designed by Spencer Dinwiddie in Brooklyn, NY, the Mark II is the latest in high-performance basketball footwear innovation.
The Mark II features a lightweight, enhanced engineered-mesh upper, internal fit-sleeve, an external heel-counter to improve ankle support, and an asymmetrical lacing system to provide a locked-in fit and enable more efficient lateral movement. The Mark II also features a newly introduced TPU toe-cap to provide structural reinforcement against toe drag and improve longevity.
Utilizing a revolutionary Pebax derived foam in the outsole, the Mark II provides enhanced support, dynamic energy return, and reduces impact resistance to accommodate Spencer’s style of play.
The outsole forefoot lateral outrigger provides additional stability when cutting. The outsole forefoot rubber extends up the medial side, assuring the support Spencer’s explosive game requires. The Mark II additionally has an improved outsole tread pattern, providing the improved traction that enables Spencer to take full advantage of his explosive first step off the dribble.
Inspiration for the Color Way (Unity):
The game of basketball is a medium that allows for people of all races, nationalities, and creeds to come together as one and enjoy this beautiful game. Spencer wanted to create a color way to pay homage to the great Chinese fans that have shown him love and appreciation over the past few years. During the summers of 2018 and 2019, Spencer spent time in China learning about the culture and getting to know his fans there. It was during these visits that he truly realized the impact the game of basketball has on a global scale.
This color way, launching during the celebration of the Lunar New Year, is a limited edition that serves as a symbol of unity reminding us that basketball is more than a game. It is a culture that transcends borders, and a medium that brings diverse peoples and different nationalities to a common ground.