Drops 16 Dec 2023
In just three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards has proven his mettle as a burgeoning NBA superstar. Averaging almost 25 points per game and earning his first All-Star selection this year, Edwards is an undeniable asset for the team. Before diving into the 2023-24 season, Edwards will join Rudy Gobert in an off-season tour to France, but when he returns, he'll hit the court with something extra special on his feet: his debut signature silhouette with adidas.
Drawing inspiration from Edwards' swift and fluid gameplay, the AE1’s design embodies a harmony of speed and seamless motion. It's crafted with a supple knit base layer coupled with a unique split tongue construction, presenting a smooth yet snug fit. The design takes a leap forward with its parametric, precision-melded TPU overlay, which is tactically engineered to accommodate Edwards’ multi-faceted movements on the court while ensuring ventilated breathability for optimum comfort.
Incorporating elements from the favored BYW Select, the AE1 holds the torch high with its packaged BOOST cushioning system nestling underfoot, promising a plush yet responsive ride. The meticulously designed directional herringbone blades along the tread underscore the sneaker's grip and agility on the hardwood.
With Edwards adorning the iconic 3-Stripes, his association with Adidas, which began early in his rookie campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, has now blossomed into a remarkable chapter in the annals of Adidas Basketball. His sterling performances, including a stint with the USA National Team in the FIBA 2023 World Cup and a coveted All-Star bid, have only amplified his charismatic presence on and off the court.
The AE1 not only marks the advent of a promising signature line but also symbolizes a fusion of innovative design with athletic excellence.
The AE 1 debuts the “With Love” colorway on Adidas.com on December 16 for $120. Created to honor Anthony's mother and grandmother, "With Love" is highlighted by their favorite colors, peach and pink.