Baylor has introduced a new look for their teams including new uniforms for each. The tag line leading up to the release of the new looks has been “One Brand. One Baylor.” with #BaylorUnited. The new look comes with a new bear head logo for each team to wear on their uniforms along with a more traditional colorway that Baylor fans will be happy to see return to the athletic teams. We see some teams introducing alternate looks and will keep an eye out for any new looks Baylor may introduce as the season progress.
The WNBA has released their special Breast Health Awareness jerseys. During the month of August, we will see each team will host a Breast Health Awareness home game. For these games we will see the teams break out the special-edition gray WNBA Breast Health Awareness uniforms.
adidas has collaborated with Marvel to bring the limited-edition ‘Heroes Among Us’ collection. The collection will feature the brand’s star athletes James Harden, Damian Lillard, Candace Parker, John Wall and Tracy McGrady.
“Basketball players, like Super Heroes, have alter-egos. Just as Super Heroes don masks, players don uniforms, and each athlete represents a different power and skill. These unique powers, once assembled, create an unstoppable force of good. With the world watching, these heroes take center stage, placing their teams, their cities and their communities on their backs.” -adidas.com
The limted-edition adidas x Marvel ‘Heroes Among Us’ footwear collection will feature; Marvel’s Iron Man | Harden Vol 3, Marvel’s Black Panther | Dame 5, Marvel’s Captain America | N3XT L3V3L, Marvel’s Nick Fury | TMAC 1, and Marvel’s Captain Marvel | Pro Vision. Shoes will be available April 26th.
The WNBA has introduced new jerseys for each of their teams. The players will wear Nike Women’s Aeroswift uniforms throughout the season for the second straight year. The designs are little different than we have seen in the past with player numbers only being on the backs of the jerseys with the team logo featured on the front. Each team has received an Icon Edition uniform in their primary colors with a Statement Edition uniform in their secondary colors.
The Warriors busted out their retro uniforms for the last regular-season in Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors dug back into their history for the special night and rocked the red, blue, gold and white throwback uniforms they wore from 2003-10. The uniforms were made popular by "We Believe" Warriors who upset the Mavericks in the first round of the 2007 playoffs, and become just the third No. 8 seed to reach the second round.
"A lot of history Monta was able to be a part of with the 'We Believe' era and then when I got here my rookie year he was that guy. I think for me being able to represent him on the last meant a lot because we were in that backcourt together. And obviously when he was traded it was a tough time in the transition of the organization and things like that. I wanted to pay honor to him in terms of his story and coming out of high school and being able to do what he was able to do. He was an Oakland fan. Warrior fan. Beloved guy. So only right to have him as a last night." - Steph Curry
Pitt Athletics has rebranded their entire look and along with that comes new uniforms for their teams. The team’s will go back with blue and yellow of the past with a refreshed look that includes a new panther mark along with a unique number font. After conducting a comprehensive study with Nike, the university’s branding will have a strong and unified visual identity.
"There is power in the Pitt brand and these colors and marks will maximize that strength for Panthers past, present and future,” said Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke.
LeBron and Nike released the latest sneaker in the LeBron Watch collection for this season. The LeBron 16 “Air Trainers” were designed with inspiration from the “Medicine Ball” colorway of the Nike Air Trainer III, the shoe that was built to enable multiple forms of training. The kicks feature a White, Midnight Navy, and Ginger color scheme with a midfoot strap that is a nod to the original Air Trainer 3 along with its plastic overlays on the forefoot and heel.
As the madness gets under Under Armour schools will be hitting the hardwood in style. The record 29 total teams for UA - 12 women's and 17 men's - received ‘Unleash Chaos’ edition Curry 3Zero II Mid and UA Anatomix Spawn shoes. The special edition kicks come in white and gold or black and gold colorways as a nod to the all day, all night pursuit of championship gold and legendary status. On the uppers of the ‘Unleash Chaos’ edition Curry 3Zero II Mid we see the Unleash Chaos wordmark printed in gold.
Ohio State is heading into March Madness in style as the team has received custom Air Force 1 that come equipped with Ohio State-themed velcro patches. The patches range from the Ohio State logos to extra Nike swooshes and even some Buckeyes. We will be on the look out as other Nike school such as Duke, Villanova, Kentucky, Oregon, and UCONN are set to receive pairs as well.
Kevin Durant and Nike have released the twelfth edition of Durant’s signature shoes. These signature KD shoes are a balance of comfort and responsiveness. For the first time in Nike history, the KD12 features a full-length Air Zoom unit stitched directly to the upper. This will allow the foot to be closer to the airbag for elevated responsiveness. This design will allow for the broken-in feel Durant craves on the court. The shoes will be constructed with a lightweight multilayer mesh upper that uses minimal backing material for less stiffness and that broken-in feel.
“It’s one of the unsung heroes in footwear. The strobel isn’t approached differently other than how it’s been done over the last few decades. And yet it’s literally what separates your foot from the cushioning.” -Leo Chang, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball Footwear
The first colorway of the sneaker we see is named “90s Kid,” and they are inspired by Nike’s experimentation with the bright neon green colors and splattered finishes of the era. The shoe’s comfort and exposed stitching are inspired by worn-in, vintage ’90s T-shirts, which KD still collects.