This Unreleased adidas AE 1 “New Wave” Sample Reveals Different Color Blocking

A splash of teal hits the outsole.

This Unreleased adidas AE 1 “New Wave” Sample Reveals Different Color Blocking

Anthony Edwards is the hottest name in basketball right now. The Minnesota Timberwolves star just helped his team eliminate the Denver Nuggets from the NBA playoffs, and he did it in what might be remembered as the shoe of the year; his first signature model, the adidas AE1. Simple put, everything Ant-Man does has sneaker and basketball fans eagerly awaiting what’s next, and within the sneaker world, we might have just gotten a sneak peak thanks to a newly surfaced adidas AE1 sample.

Images posted by @yuanchengxin1 provide a detailed look at the shoe of reference, revealing a new color blocking scheme that’s different from all but a few AE1s to date. Most colorways have featured dual-tone color blocking between the shoe’s cage and Primeknit upper, but this pair introduces its only splash of color via an all-teal outsole. Moreover, the toe-box wears white suede as opposed to a teal/black TPU panel, bringing three colors and a non-traditional material to the confined space.

The source states that these are a pre-release sample of one of the first AE1 colorways in the adidas AE1 New Wave (aka “Arctic Fusion”), so we can rule out the possibility of a public release. Regardless, the sample sheds light on different color blocking possibilities for the AE1 moving forward. Enjoy detailed images below and return to our Sneaker Release Dates page for a full preview of upcoming Anthony Edwards shoe drops throughout the course of the year.

Staying on the Ant-Man beat, check out the adidas AE1 Low “Ascent” dropping later this year.

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