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Los Angeles, Calif. (December 1, 2023) – adidas and signature athlete Anthony Edwards are proud to launch the AE 1 – an innovative basketball shoe that marks a new era in performance footwear. 

The AE 1 stands as one of the most futuristic designs in the history of adidas Basketball, tailored to exceed on-court performance expectations and meticulously crafted to meet the exacting specifications of Anthony Edwards, the embodiment of the game’s future. Inspired by Anthony’s dynamic playing style and unstoppable athleticism, the AE 1 was designed to accommodate his unique movements on the court, enhancing his agility and power. 

“The AE 1 is more than just a shoe. It’s an extension of Anthony Edwards and his extraordinary style of play. We’re excited to bring this signature shoe to the market and offer it to athletes who are ready to step into the future of performance,” said adidas Basketball General Manager, Eric Wise. 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to drop the AE 1. My shoes represent everything I’ve done up until this point in my career and is a direct reflection of everything that I’ve poured into – my family, my community, my values, my game, my confidence, and my hard work. Believe that,” says Anthony Edwards.

The AE 1 delivers enhanced performance through innovative features built to the specifications of Anthony Edwards: 

● Generative Support Wing: This bold and distinct TPU design provides stability and containment, enabling athletes to play explosively in all directions while ensuring mid-foot breathability. 

● Jet Boost: The full-length TPU-encased Jet Boost technology offers an enhanced experience, with smaller energy capsules fused together for greater energy return and cushion. 

● Herringbone Outsole: The enlarged herringbone outsole provides superior traction, giving athletes the grip they need to dominate on the court. 

The AE 1 debuts the “With Love” colorway on December 16 for $120. Created to honor Anthony’s mother and grandmother, “With Love” is highlighted by their favorite colors, peach and pink. 

The adidas AE 1 “With Love” basketball shoe will be available on December 16 on, select adidas stores, as well as select retailers, including Foot Locker, Champs Sports and Kids Foot Locker. 

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