Mitchell Dons ‘Mailman’ Shoes, Purple Mountain Jersey

Oct 3, 2019, 10:38 AM | Updated: 11:31 am
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Courtesy of Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guards Donovan Mitchell and Trevon Bluiett both wore unique shoe designs at Jazz practice.

Mitchell showcased an unreleased purple mountain edition of his signature Adidas shoes at practice.

Bluiett was rocking a pair of Kyrie Irving’s Nikes that featured a design from the popular television show, Spongebob SquarePants.

A Tribute To The Mailman

Mitchell was seen wearing the new version of D.O.N Issue #1 shoes while putting up shots at the Zions Bank Basketball Campus.

The shoes pay homage to Jazz legend Karl Malone and highlight the purple mountain design that’s featured on Utah’s classic edition jersey for the upcoming NBA season.

The design of the unreleased shoes first leaked online via WearTesters.com in July 2019 along with two other colorways of Mitchell’s shoes.

The shoes are mainly white and purple with accents of orange, black, and copper. The base of the shoe is white while the top is purple. Orange accents are found on the back of the shoe and on the tongue with Mitchell’s spider basketball logo. The inside of the shoe is copper and black. Purple speckles are also featured above the sole on the back of the shoes.

A postage stamp, purple mountains, and Mitchell’s logo are the main design elements of the shoes.

The stamp, highlighted on the side of the shoe, is a tribute to Karl “The Mailman” Malone. The stamp shows a cost of 45 cents (Mitchell’s jersey number is #45) and an envelope with a mailbox flag on it.

Purple mountains are also displayed on the side of the shoe but just above the sole. The Jazz wore a purple mountain design on their road uniforms from 1996-2004. The team is bringing back the design for 15 games this season.

Mitchell showed off the shoes while wearing Utah’s 2019-20 classic edition jersey during an October 1 photoshoot.

The purple mountain shoes aren’t currently listed as an available colorway for sale by Adidas.

The next D.O.N Issue #1 design to be released by Adidas is the Cloud White/Core Black/Gold Metallic colorway. That colorway is scheduled to go on sale at Adidas.com on Saturday, October 5 at 1 a.m. (MDT).


Bluiett Rocks Bikini Bottom Shoes

During the same practice, new Jazzman Trevon Bluiett was also seen wearing a new unique pair of kicks.

Bluiett wore a Spongebob SquarePants colorway of Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving’s signature shoe.

The cartoon-based design was part of Kyrie x Spongebob SquarePants collection that Nike dropped in August.

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