adidas Unveils First-Ever Modern Short-Sleeve NBA Uniform
While Nike and Under Armour have been known to make the most waves when it comes to uniform apparel, adidas is upping the fashion ante with their latest unveil of a yet-to-be-worn game uniform for the Golden State Warriors. Dubbed the first modern short-sleeve NBA Uniform System, the jersey/short combo is 26 percent lighter than the Warriors’ current uniforms and will debut for the first time when the team faces the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, February 22. The jersey includes armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric that facilitates free range of motion for the arms and shoulders. The uniform system is made from 60 percent recycled materials and features adidas’s Revolution 30 technology found in current NBA uniforms. Launched in the 2010-11 season, Revolution 30 technology is a lightweight uniform system that dries twice as fast to improve performance. The new uniforms also include a ClimaCool system and FORMOTION technology that combine to increase comfort for the players. Throughout the evaluation process, adidas received positive feedback from players at all levels on the uniform’s performance and innovative style, with Warriors swingman Harrison Barnes commenting, “When adidas began working with us to develop the short sleeve jersey, I couldn’t wait to wear it in a game. I love the fit and style the sleeves give me on the court.” The team will also wear the jerseys for home games against Houston on March 8 and Chicago on March 15.