adidas recently unveiled their newest creation for the game of basketball: sleeved jerseys. The Golden State Warriors were the first to sport the unorthodox tops, receiving a diverse array of feedback.
Obviously it is a complete 180 from what fans are used to seeing and players are used to wearing on the court.
Despite any negativity the apparel company may have received, they are ready to make a splash with their sleeved and camo jerseys in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
According to a report from Sporting News, adidas will be outfitting six teams in the Tournament with special edition uniforms, including Cincinnati, Kansas, Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA and Louisville.
The Cardinals, Bruins and Bears will wear sleeved jerseys, while the Irish, Jayhawks and Bearcats will sport adidas’ camo pattern without sleeves.
Fans will get their first look at the new designs March 13-17. Following is a press release from adidas on the uniforms:
“The adizero uniform system gives players the leading performance technology with a distinctive on-court style,” said Chris McGuire, adidas Director of Sports Marketing. “The NCAA postseason brings together the best teams in the country and these uniforms celebrate the excitement of the game letting players stand out during college basketball’s biggest moments. These programs will wear the most innovative basketball uniforms and footwear to help them elevate their game during the most important time of the year.”
Designed for a bold on-court look and engineered to enhance player performance by improving fit, comfort and mobility, the adizero short sleeve uniform system is made from 60 percent recycled materials and features FORMOTION technology for comfort and maximum mobility during shooting and dribbling. Jersey armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric promote free range of motion for the arms and shoulders.
Both sets of uniforms feature adidas’ quick drying Revolution 30 technology found in current NBA uniforms and ClimaCool zones which move heat and moisture away from the body to keep the jersey light and dry during heavy sweating. The super-lightweight woven short is designed for improved breathability and a closer, more comfortable fit with compression base layers.
What do you think of adidas new style with the sleeved jerseys? Let us know in the comments below!
Photos courtesy of Twitter (@adidashoops).