Since signing with Adidas after getting drafted in 2018, Trae Young has been one of the unofficial faces of the brand’s N3xt L3v3l shoe, helping lead its rollout and wearing it throughout his pro stint thus far. Now, it’s confirmed the Atlanta Hawks All-Star has not only signed an extension with the Three Stripes, but he’s got his own signature sneaker on the way.
Young broke the news on ESPN today, announcing he’s signed a multi-year extension with Adidas. His signature sneaker, the Trae Young 1, is set to arrive during the Fall 2021 season.
“I’m super excited,” Young told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “This is a dream come true for me. I dreamed as a kid, just playing on those little goals in your room, putting on [signature] shoes and dreaming of being that player.”
Young says he’s been “very involved” in the process of making the shoe. “I want this shoe to represent me, I want this shoe to represent who I am. This shoe is gonna do that. Every kid that puts this shoe on, every person who plays in this shoe, is going to feel the way that I feel.”
Check back soon for more details on the upcoming Adidas Trae Young 1.
UPDATE (05/24): Young officially debuted his first signature shoe with the Three Stripes, the Adidas Trae Young 1, for his first-ever NBA Playoff game yesterday. As of now, the shoe is scheduled to hit shelves in the fall but specific release details have yet to be announced by the brand.
UPDATE (09/24): After months of previews, Adidas has confirmed that Trae Young 1 is officially releasing on Oct. 1 at Adidas.com and at select Adidas retailers for $140. Grab a closer look at the shoe below.