Damian Lillard’s footwear arsenal this season consists of two models: the D Lillard 2.0, and the D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit. Let’s see how these two different models stack up against one another.

TRACTION
Traction in the D Lillard 2.0 comes from a rubber outsole with a tightly spaced story-telling traction pattern. In contrast, the D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit takes from the Crazylight Boost 2.5, utilizing a more traditional herringbone pattern. On a clean court, the D Lillard 2.0 works decently, but with the presence of dust its performance declines drastically. In contrast, the D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit works better on both clean and dusty courts; the comparison is almost night and day.

Traction: D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit > D Lillard 2.0

CUSHIONING
Cushioning also differs as the D Lillard 2.0 utilizes Bounce technology, which provides responsive cushioning with a buttery smooth transition. The D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit has Boost technology in the heel, coupled with a Stableframe midsole carrier from midfoot forward. As expected, heel cushioning was tops in the D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit, but transition felt segmented and forefoot cushioning too firm as you stepped through.

Cushioning: D Lillard 2.0 > D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit

FIT & LOCKDOWN
Uppers for both are great, yet varied at the same time. The jacquard materials on the D Lillard 2.0 are soft and supportive with just enough weight to keep you secure and locked in on every step. Almost as good is the D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit with its full Primeknit upper. It’s breathable, lightweight and comfortable with just enough support. When comparing overall lockdown and support, the overall feel is better in the D Lillard 2.0.

Fit & Lockdown: D Lillard 2.0 > D Lillard 2.0 Boost Primeknit

Lillard hit the jackpot with these two, but if you had to pick between them, our money is on the D Lillard 2.0. It’s cushioning, transition, support and lockdown are second-to-none, even when compared to its newer, shinier, younger sibling.