Adidas Football unveiled this week the evolution of compression uniform system, with its new Primeknit A1 Football Uniform.
The new uniform will make its on-field debut at the 2018 Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 6. The game will feature 90 of the best high school players in country in an annual East vs. West matchup at San Antonio’s Alamodome.
The Primeknit A1 Football Uniform puts emphasis on full range of motion, fit, form and function. A new body-mapping jersey design features an all-new ribbed knit pattern on the chest and shoulder pads to produce a refined fit, while knit engineered mesh channels feature Climacool technology to provide enhanced breathability and cooling zones. The innovative chevron pattern on the chest of the jersey aligns with a player’s shoulder pads and generates increased durability, while inside of the jersey is silicon grip patterns on the shoulders to lock the pads in place.
Additionally, Primeknit finishes inspired by the adidas UltraBOOST and NMD are incorporated into the collar, sleeve cuff and hem for added comfort.
The revolutionary Primeknit A1 football pants have been re-engineered with just two seams and bonded pockets for comfort, while ribbed Primeknit on the knees for added durability.
The jersey’s design is inspired by the standard issue U.S. Army physical training (PT) gray T-shirts with “ARMY” across the chest. The 2018 Army All-American Bowl uniforms infuse the iconic overspray technique onto the jerseys and pants to highlight the players numbers and U.S. Army All-American moniker on the chest and stripes on the pants. Additional U.S. Army inspired design elements include the traditional military uniform nametape with player names on the right side of the chest and the U.S. Flag patch on the right arm.
To complete the head-to-toe package, both squads will don special edition gray and black adizero 5-Star 7.0 Primeknit cleats.
The new adidas Primeknit A1 Football Uniforms will be featured at several adidas collegiate programs for the 2018-19 season, including Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Rutgers and Texas A&M.