To innovate for the future, adidas celebrates 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, limited-edition styles of the Harden Vol. 1, Dame 3 and D Rose 7 signature basketball shoes, pays homage to the pioneering philanthropic and athletic abilities of one of the world’s greatest tennis players.
Honoring Ashe’s career and heroic passion for serving others, the Harden Vol. 1, Dame 3 and D Rose 7 editions are designed with scholastic legacy webbing, a multi-color pattern featured along the sockliner, collar and additional silhouette details for the honorary degrees he received from more than 20 universities during his life and posthumously.
A trailblazer in the world of tennis, Arthur Ashe became the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam title – not once, but three times. The outspoken athlete broke barriers in the world of sports, utilizing his popularity to bring global attention to civil rights issues in the United States and continued his legacy of fighting for human rights abroad after retiring from professional tennis.
The Harden Vol. 1 ($140), Dame 3 ($115) and D Rose 7 ($140) Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection editions drop January 23. at adidas.com and will be worn on-court by James Harden, Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose in select games throughout Black History Month.