Adidas and the Golden State Warriors unveiled a brand new uniform system on Monday (February 11), sporting short sleeves and touting it as the team’s “lightest uniform to date.”
The uniforms will be officially unveiled at a press conference at the Warriors’ Oracle Arena at 2 pm PST.
The adizero short sleeve NBA Uniform System is 26% 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) on ESPN at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. The Warriors will also wear the uniforms for two additional Friday home games during the 2012-13 season including March 8 vs. the Houston Rockets and March 15 vs. the Chicago Bulls.
The new system was developed by Adidas to allow for optimal performance on the court, while providing fans with a new and unique apparel option.
“Players on every court like to have a unique sense of style,” said Lawrence Norman, vice president, Adidas global basketball. “We were excited to work side-by-side for the last 18 months with the Warriors, one of the NBA’s youngest and most exciting teams, to develop this unique uniform system that helps maintain peak player performance while ensuring comfort, fit and style.”
In addition to being the Warriors’ lightest uniform to date, the adizero short sleeve NBA Uniform System features the first-ever super lightweight stretch woven short with maximum ventilation for player comfort. The jersey includes armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric that facilitates free range of motion for the arms and shoulders.
So far, the players love them.
“When Adidas began working with us to develop the short sleeve jersey, I couldn’t wait to wear it in a game,” said Warriors forward Harrison Barnes. “I love the fit and style the sleeves give me on the court.”
The uniform system is made from 60% recycled materials and features adidas’ Revolution 30 technology found in current NBA uniforms — a lightweight uniform system, which was launched in the 2010-11 season.
Swingman versions are available for pre-sell on NBAStore.com and on WarriorsTeamStore.com. Limited Edition Boxed Authentic Jerseys will be available for purchase at the Warriors Team Store inside Oracle Arena beginning Feburary 20. Swingman Jerseys will be available for purchase at the Warriors Team Store inside Oracle Arena beginning February 22 and at the adidas Sport Performance Store in downtown San Francisco and the NBA Store by Feburary 25.