Under Armour (UA), the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel, and equipment took footwear innovation to the next level. In March, the brand introduced its first-ever 3D printed performance trainer, the UA Architech.
The UA Architech, a 360-degree performance training shoe, featured a functional 3D printed midsole and 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper design resulted to a “super-hybrid” trainer. This performance trainer provided athletes with the ultimate stability and cushioning to take on the most intense workouts, and it travelled all the way to Rio on the feet of elite swimmer, Michael Phelps.
In addition to the state-of-the-art technology and custom color design, Michael’s footwear featured a personal touch to provide an additional source of motivation into the Olympics competition. His three-month old son’s footprint was printed on the insole of the shoe as a personal reminder that Boomer was with him every step and stroke of the way.
The innovative 3D printed midsole of the UA Architech combined with a flow-molded 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper provided athletes not only with a locked-in supportive feel but also a zero distractions experience when it flexed and moved with the foot.
Also, the brand’s unparalleled Charged Cushioning underfoot for responsiveness and comfort, and a thin rubber outsole for traction, and you have UA’s most elite performance trainer.
A new color of the UA Architech will be available as a limited edition offering to consumers this August on UA.com. The shoe, which retails for $299.99, was the first 3D printed performance trainer available to consumers. The first color was available in March and sold out in under 20 minutes.
Under Armour also geared Michael up with a custom pair of the UA Speedform Slingshot Running shoes in a limited edition red, white, and blue colorway that also featured Boomer’s footprint. This innovative running shoe delivers zero distractions with a seamless, zonal compression, 3D knit upper and Under Armour Charged Cushioning. The limited edition color way is available on UA.com.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.
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About Triple Pte Ltd
Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions.
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