While originally slated to be the adidas AE 2, this early sample has been scrapped for a new unseen design.

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An Early adidas AE 2 Sample Appears

adidas AE 2 Sample
adidas AE 2 Sample (not the final design)

Anthony Edwards' NBA Playoff run ended in the Western Conference Finals, with the Dallas Mavericks sealing their fate in Game 5. Despite the setback, Edwards' performance throughout the playoffs was spectacular, featuring highlight plays and impressive stats. A major factor in his on-court success was his footwear, specifically his adidas AE 1 and the soon-to-be-released AE 1 Low. Since the debut of his signature model in December 2023, the AE 1 has skyrocketed in popularity, earning a spot as one of the top-performance basketball sneakers.

Initially, adidas planned to launch the second iteration, the AE 2, in December 2024. However, due to the AE 1's immense success and the addition of more low-top colorways in early 2025, adidas has pushed the AE 2 release to early next year. Now, an early image of an adidas AE 2 sample has surfaced, giving fans a glimpse at the design process of Anthony Edwards' signature line. While this early sample gives an exciting preview, it is NOT the final product according to our sources, bbb_ceo on Instagram, adidas.

This sample of the adidas AE 2 showcases a mid-cut silhouette that pushes the envelope in terms of design and functionality. The sneaker features an aggressive aesthetic with a prominent TPU panel on the midfoot, adorned with multiple perforations that somewhat resemble a grater or an AC duct. This adds to the shoe's futuristic look and enhances breathability. Rubber elements from the outsole extend onto the sidewalls, heel, and toe, providing extra durability and traction—essential for the high-energy plays Edwards is known for. Anthony Edwards' logo is proudly displayed on the tongue tag, reinforcing the signature touch. Inside, the AE 2 promises to deliver comfort and performance with a Boost cushioning setup.

The adidas AE 2 will debut in 2025 through adidas and select retailers online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $130. Expect an array of colorways on the model, including the already-revealed Impact Orange rendition. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.

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Images via bbb_ceo

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