What are Trae Young's shoes? Adidas reveals new 'Ice Trae Shoes'

Joshua Rogers June 16, 2021
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During the recent Knicks vs Hawks series, Trae Young showcased three different colorways of the Trae Young 1s. Now, Adidas has unveiled the first look at the ‘Ice Trae’ version, and they’re way too cold.

Trae Young announced his signature sneaker in late 2020

Trae Young first announced his signature shoe, the Trae Young 1, on ESPN in December.

Young told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols at the time: “I’m super excited. 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 added. “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.”

Hawks star unveils Trae Young 1 against the New York Knicks

In the Atlanta Hawks’ Game 1 victory against the New York Knicks recently, Trae Young debuted his upcoming Adidas signature basketball sneaker, the Trae Young 1.

Young wasn’t expected to reveal the shoe until fall 2021, but the playoffs provided too great an opportunity not to showcase his signature sneaker.

“I just wanted to be able to play my first playoffs in my own shoe,” he said. “It’s pretty special.”

Hitting the Madison Square Garden court, Trae Young had a pair of the Adidas Trae Young 1’s laced up in the “Peach Tree” colorway.

Young would have a night to remember, scoring 32 points, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing 7 rebounds in the win.

The peach hue consumed most of the sneaker, and, according to The Undefeated, this ‘Peachtree’ edition is said to celebrate the local Atlanta street of the same name.

“Obviously, the shoe doesn’t come out for a little bit for everybody to get it. But I really wanted to play in it,” Young said in a news conference after Game 2.

Young showcases different colorways of Trae Young 1s

For the second and third games of the series, Young switched the colorways of the sneakers up, displaying a graphic green pair inspired by the original logo imagery of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

For Game 4, Young paired the Hawks’ “MLK” edition jerseys with a black version of the sneaker.

“I’ve been working hard on some colorways that are gonna come out next season,” Young said.

Adidas unveils ‘Ice Trae’ shoes

Adidas has now revealed official photos of the debut “Ice Trae” Trae Young shoes.

The colorway has chilly Blue hues, paying homage to Young’s nickname, “Ice Trae.”

Other details includes pops of Red throughout, a Polar Bear, an iced-out #11 printed on the insole.

The ‘Ice Trae’ shoes are expected to be released in the coming weeks and are retailed at $140.

Via Adidas

Trae Young’s signature Adidas sneaker puts him among the elite

With the Trae Young 1, Young joins an already loaded roster of Adidas basketball athletes with signature shoes.

This roster includes Damian Lillard, James Harden, and Donovan Mitchell. Young is also only the 20th player this season to wear his own signature sneaker.

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When will the Trae Young 1s be released?

The Trae Young 1s weren’t supposed to be unveiled until the fall, but the Hawks star pulled them out four months early against the Knicks.

Although the sneaker has been revealed, Adidas has yet to share the release date or price point.

However, the Trae Young 1 should be released by September.

Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.