After dropping her daughter off at school in the morning, Candace Parker had a few meetings to tend to before her interview with ESSENCE. Nonetheless, the Chicago Sky player didn’t miss a beat. She was in great spirits on the phone — and with good reason — something huge that she’d been anticipating for nearly two months could finally be revealed, and she couldn’t wait to share.

In celebration of Parker’s more than a decade-long dominance in the basketball world, she and Adidas collaborated on the launch of the Candace Parker Collection with retail partner DICK’S Sporting Goods. Including hoodies, tees, tanks, shorts, and socks with technical fit, performance features and Parker’s signature “Ace” logo, the Candace Parker Collection has been available for purchase since September 23, in stores and online at both adidas and DICK’S Sporting Goods. Within this collection lay the custom Exhibit (A)ce Low silhouette kicks, which feature a ventilated upper reinforced with a Lightstrike midsole geared for responsive movement and the ultimate versatility for the all-around player. Read More