Adidas Basketball Unveils Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection
Adidas Baskteball is set to celebrate the legacy of pro tennis player Arthur Ashe and his contributions to sport through an exclusive footwear and apparel collection. The first release of the Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection will feature limited-edition styles of the Harden Vol. 1, Dame 3 and D Rose 7 signature basketball shoes.
Harden Vol. 1 features a black and gray knit upper capped off with premium white leather and black contrasts, while Dame 3 and D Rose 7 pair classic white uppers and black accents in homage to the traditional performance gear of Ashe’s era. The “AA” graphic printed on the left sockliner stands not just for his initials but also for AIDS Awareness and Anti-Apartheid, while the “1975” graphic pays tribute to Ashe’s Wimbledon victory and No. 1 world ranking. “Arthur Ashe Activist Advocate” is displayed on the right sockliner to commemorate his contributions that transcend sport to this very day. Each model also comes equipped with a custom Arthur Ashe portrait and signature hangtag.
The Harden Vol. 1 will retail for a suggested price of $140 while the Dame 3 retails for $120 and the D Rose 7 silhouette for $140. The Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection drops in its entirety on Saturday, Jan. 23, at adidas.com.
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