Since Steph Curry is absent of all Orlando bubble games, Under Armour is turning to one of their newest family members Joel Embiid to give them some on-court representation for the rest of the NBA season. The Sixers currently sit at the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference, and “The Process” will play a significant role in helping his squad contend for the Larry O’Brien trophy, especially since his co-captain in Ben Simmons is sitting out indefinitely due to a knee injury. So with all eyes on Embiid moving forward, there’s no better time to introduce the 7-foot phenom’s first signature shoe.
Entitled the UA Embiid One, the high-profile basketball silhouette is engineered for hoop athletes of any position. Uppers are formed with a full ventilated mesh, and supported by a TPU wing mold placed at the forefoot to keep you locked down during play. In terms of branding, the big man’s signature logo is pressed onto the tongues, while Under Armour logos land on the Micro G foam-loaded midsoles towards the rear, and in tinier fashion on the medial side up by the ankle. Its inaugural makeup dubbed the “Origin” is reliant on stark black to coat its upper, and comes supported with lava-like gradients that ornament the aforementioned TPU wings for a palette reminiscent of the first Kyrie 1 colorway. These will be dropping on UnderArmour.com as well as other North American retailers come September 18th, followed by a global release that will take place on October 2nd.
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UA Embiid One “Origin”
NA Release Date: September 18th, 2020
Global Release Date: October 2nd, 2020
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