More images of the Under Armour Embiid 1 has been leaked giving us the most details of the shoe than ever before. Joel Embiid signed a 5-year deal back in 2018 with Under Armour and it was announced earlier this year that Under Armour will be releasing his signature shoe. With the shoe set to launch this year Joel Embiid will join Stephen Curry to be the second active signature player at Under Armour.
The upper is very similar to the Under Armour Spawn series with it’s overall structure. The upper is made up of a open-cell mesh for breathability and lightness. The back of the shoe is reinforced with synthetic overlays. Also like the Under Armour Spawn series, it features a TPU overlay on the midfoot section for lateral containment.
Midsole Cushion Set-up
The midsole cushioning consists of Micro-G foam on the forefoot and HOVR foam on the heel. The combination of Micro-G and HOVR will allow the shoe to be responsive and soften impacts when landing.
The outsole consists of multi-directional wave patterns each centred around the forefoot and the heel. Between the grooves in the outsole, features the names of places Joel Embiid lived in. Starting from “Yaounde”, Joel Embiid’s birthplace, to “Philadelphia”, where he currently plays, these places have all made a significant impact on Joel Embiid’s career.
Price and Release Dates
Although it shares a lot of similarities in terms of materials with the Spawn series, the Embiid 1 does feature better cushioning with the mixture of Micro-G and HOVR. So expect a slightly higher price point than the UA Spawn series. It was announced earlier this year that the Embiid 1 will release Fall 2020 however with COVID-19 we expect the release schedule to be delayed.
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