Finish Line » Under Armour http://blog.finishline.com Finish Line's Blog Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:13:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.5 UA Curry 1 Lows http://blog.finishline.com/2015/07/01/ua-curry-1-lows/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/07/01/ua-curry-1-lows/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:19:12 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=47262 The NBA season has come and gone all too soon and we’re left craving basketball. The highlight of this past season had to be Chef Curry solidifying himself as the best shooter in the game and picking up some hardware along the way. The MVP of the league and NBA Champion dominated this year’s hardwood while rocking his first signature shoe with Under Armour, the UA Curry 1. UA has taken the highly coveted debut shoe and turned it into a low for summer hoops.

Stephen Curry became a worldwide favorite this past season with his outrageous circus shots, ankle breaking crossovers and the story that he hit 77 three pointers in a row at practice. All of these elements draw sports fans in and help them to fall in love with the athlete and want to emulate them. This became all too real to Under Armour this year when the stores couldn’t keep the UA Curry 1 on shelves.

A simple design with outstanding technology caught people’s attention this year when the hottest shooter and fan favorite laced them up and dominated the competition. The Curry 1 Low has the same technology aspects that the UA Curry 1 has, with a low cut design. The first to UA Curry 1 Lows we get are a pair who’s colorway seems to pay tribute to Curry’s Golden State squad and the other to his home state football team, the Carolina Panthers. We may see Curry bless the court in these next season but we have to be patient and wait.

If you’re looking for a new summer hooping shoe and want to cook up some of your own shots like the Chef did then make sure you pick up a pair of UA Curry 1 Lows on July 3rd at Finishline.com!

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Nike KD 7 What The, AIR JORDAN 1, and more on the Heat Check http://blog.finishline.com/2015/06/18/nike-kd-7-what-the-air-jordan-1-and-more-on-the-heat-check/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/06/18/nike-kd-7-what-the-air-jordan-1-and-more-on-the-heat-check/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:45:59 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=46795 Under Armour released another pair of the reigning MVP’s signature shoe, the Curry One in the “Father to Son” colorway. Jordan Brand will release another 11 low this Saturday in the “Citrus” colorway available only in girls GS sizes only. Nike Basketball will release another pair of the KD 7 What The. The 11 low and the KD 7 go live on finishline.com at 10am EST. Get all the details on the latest episode of the Heat Check with Jacques Slade.

 

Curry One “Father to Son” – ($120)

6/20 – Jordan 11 Low “Citrus”  – ($120) GIRLS GS ONLY

6/20 – Nike KD 7 “What The” – ($200)

 

Previous Heat Checks:

Air Jordan 13 Low, Curry One MVP, Lebron 12 “Witness”, and more on the Heat Check

Air JORDAN 5 “Pro Stars”, LeBron 12 Low “Earned, Rose Gold Collection and more on the Heat Check

Air Jordan 7 “Hare”, LeBron 12 Elite “Elevate”, Air Max 2015 and More – Heat Check

Nike LeBron 12 Low “Photo Blue”, Air Jordan 1, Jordan Spizike, Jordan 5 Hot Lava – Heat Check

 

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Under Armour Curry 1 “MVP” http://blog.finishline.com/2015/06/09/under-armour-curry-1-mvp/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/06/09/under-armour-curry-1-mvp/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:56:13 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=46331 Stephen Curry’s rating as a high school basketball player was non-existent when a few colleges were looking at the small undersized point guard out of North Carolina. Fast forward to right now and I’m sure those coaches are kicking themselves for not pursuing the sharp shooter. Chef Curry has arguably become the best shooter of all time and carried his team all year-long to the promise land.

Just a little less than a month ago the NBA named Curry the MVP of the league and now he’s working to add an NBA Title to his repertoire. With Stephen being the driving force behind UA basketball its only right that they give him a special edition MVP shoe. This year couldn’t have played out any better for Under Armour and Curry. His first signature shoe made its debut this year, Stephen set the regular season record for three-pointers made and of course won the MVP title.

Now that Chef Curry holds that golden hardware known as the MVP trophy, Under Armour is giving us a little gold of our own to honor the Warriors star. The UA Curry 1 “MVP” has a darkish fade with gold trim that symbolizes the MVP trophy. Fading from white on the toe to black on the heel of the shoe this version is different from all the previously released ones with good reason. A little fun fact if you didn’t know, this is the first non-Nike/adidas player to win the MVP award since Allen Iverson won it in 2001 as a Reebok athlete.

Make sure you grab your pair of the UA Curry 1 MVP on June 13th at Finishline.com.

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Under Armour Curry I “Dub Nation” http://blog.finishline.com/2015/05/15/under-armour-curry-i-dub-nation/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/05/15/under-armour-curry-i-dub-nation/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 20:12:27 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=45853  

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Stephen Curry has been killing it all season, helping Golden State lock up 67 wins (just five shy of the Bulls record setting 72) and becoming a regular on #SCTop10 for breaking opponents ankles. Remember that shimmy against CP3 on the baseline? Dirty.

It was no real surprise when Curry hoisted the MVP trophy up earlier this month and has his squad on the verge of eliminating Memphis to move forward to the conference finals. No Doubt Curry with the shot is the reason the Bay Area team is predicted to make it to the NBA Finals for the first time in 30 years.

Under Armour is set to release a new colorway next week, paying homage to the “Dub Nation” fanbase and giving The Chef something to cook in for the playoffs. The home uniform inspired shoe is predominantly white with royal blue and yellow accents along with a faded midsole and splatter paint. There’s also key details throughout the shoe that showcase Stephen’s commitment to his team. The aglets feature “MMTB”, a mantra to “Make My Teammates Better” as well as his favorite scripture, 4:13 on the lace loop. Inside the toungue reads “I can do all things…”, which is pretty accurate after the season we just witnessed.

You can grab your pair of the “Dub Nation” Is exclusively at Under Armour and Finish Line on 5/22 at 10 AM EST.

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Tanks, Shorts & Sandals – Fresh Pairings for Summer http://blog.finishline.com/2015/05/09/perfect-pairings-fresh-for-summer/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/05/09/perfect-pairings-fresh-for-summer/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 14:32:59 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=45556

Whether you want pops of pink, a teal top, or just a flash of floral, Finish Line has you covered with their new tanks, shorts, and sandal pairings available now online. 

Nike Apparel Pairing

Finish Line’s selection of sandals are perfect for throwing on at the pool or after a workout, but we think they are also cute enough to kick up your favorite summer outfits. The Nike Benassi Just Do It Women’s Slide combines a bold leopard print design with the comfort you want, attributable to its Phylon midsole/outsole and textured footbed. Your tired feet would also thank you for the Women’s Under Armour Micro G Slide Sandals, which feature a 4D foot-cradling foam and cushy Micro G outsole, giving these shoes a plush feel.

Under Armour Shoes/Tank Combo

These flawless fits from Nike and Under Armour highlight that it’s not just what’s on your feet this summer. All of Finish Line’s workout tanks seamlessly go from gym to the street, pulling double-duty and looking fresh along the way.

Nike Floral Apparel Pairing

And, we’d definitely be remiss if we didn’t mention Under Armour’s HeatGear Alpha Printed Compression Shorty Shorts, which are just too cute for words — but we’ll try anyway! These shorts, pictured below in Pink Shock, boast a stylish herringbone pattern and exposed waistband. However, it’s the functionality that will really win you over, with a 4-way stretch and Moisture Transport System, keeping you cool and collected even during your hardest workouts.

Under Armour Apparel Pairing

But, why stop at clothes and shoes? A favorite feature of these outfit pairings is the Nike Graphic Reversible Tote Bag, giving you two accessories in one. In the Light Aqua, Black and Purple version, one side has the iconic Nike logo in mesh, while the second side features an adorable strip pattern.

Nike Bag/Shoes Combo

Check out the new tank, shorts, and sandal pairings at FinishLine.com.

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Jump into Action with the Under Armour Speedform Gemini http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/23/jump-into-action-with-the-under-armour-speedform-gemini/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/23/jump-into-action-with-the-under-armour-speedform-gemini/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:13:54 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=44347 Under Armour Speedform Gemini

We are officially smack dab in the midst of spring, which means, if not already, then peak outdoor activity weather is on the horizon. It’s time to get your workout gear ready, and today, we feature the shoe that you won’t take off your feet all summer. Introducing the Under Armour Speedform Gemini.

Under Armour Speedform Gemini

The Gemini is packed with the technology that will keep your feet cozy while you perform at a high level. It all starts with the flexible mesh upper, giving you a two-for-one punch with the colors, alongside ultrasonic welded seams and a foam collar that provides stability and a comfy fit.

Under Armour Speedform Gemini

At the same time, with the Gemini, you get the benefits of Charged Foam running through the midsole, a 4D foam footbed, and flex grooves on the outsole. That means some added responsiveness, reduced slippage, and an all-around natural feel as you take on the adventures ahead.

Under Armour Speedform Gemini

With everything it offers, the Under Armour Speedform Gemini is just asking to be tested, be it on the track, on the sidewalk, or even on the beach. Our crew has put it to the test. Now, it’s your turn.

Pick up the Under Armour Speedform Gemini in Black/Red/White or other color options now at FinishLine.com.

Photos: Oscar Castillo via Modern Notoriety

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UA SpeedForm Apollo Vent & SpeedForm Gemini Get Taken for a Run http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/16/ua-speedform-apollo-vent-speedform-gemini-get-taken-for-a-run/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/16/ua-speedform-apollo-vent-speedform-gemini-get-taken-for-a-run/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:58:36 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=43776 Finish Line x Under Armour

Finish Line x Urban Street Runners x Under Armour gave runners from the LA area an opportunity to try out the Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Vent and SpeedForm Gemini. By taking the new running shoes throught the busy streets of Santa Monica and testing them during a mini-training session, they were able to test them out and analyze how the runners fit, performed, and felt for different surfaces. Meet the testers and see what they had to say:

Meet the Runners:

Joe Spell - Under Armour

Joe Spell / @Jpell4 / @UrbanStreetRunners : Co-founder of Urban Street Runners. Currently plans local runs in the LA area and prefers to do a lot of sprints and speed training as well as weight training. Is getting ready to leave the country to play pro football in Finland.

Aaron Fiallos - Under Armour

Aaron Fiallos / @AaronFiallos@UrbanStreetRunners : Also co-founder of Urban Street Runners. Runs some long distance, and sprints. Enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and basketball.

Jacques Slade - Under Armour

Jacques Slade / @kustoo / YouTube.com/kustoo : YouTube Expert with a special concentration in Sneakers. Director/Producer/Host of Finish Line’s Heat Check and Today in Sneaks.

Marlon Saunders - Under Armour

Marlon Saunders / @_marlonsaudners : Typically works out three times a week. The workouts include a 5-7 mile run, 100 push-ups, 150 crunches, and various stretches. Senior Pastor at Valencia Christian Center. Founder of M.S. Ministries.

Chris Baldorf - Under Armour

Chris Baldorf / @cbaldorf : Played football, baseball, basketball, and soccer competitively throughout his entire life. To train and stay active, Chris currently weight trains, hikes, mountain bikes, snowboards, and ride dirtbikes.

Ceora Beijer - Under Armour

Ceora Beijer / @missceorabee : Enjoys track and field, competed as a sprinter as a collegiate athlete, and stays active at the gym.

Scott Webb - Under Armour

Scott Webb / @webbracingdotcome / YouTube.com/webbracingdotcom : Runner of numerous 10k and 5k races since high school. Started competing in duathlons, triathlon relays and cycling time trials in 2005 through 2010, and became an age-group podium finisher. Now Scott’s getting back into shape and running about 20 miles per week. He’s also been driving road racing cars every year since 1990.

Jake Fricke - Under Armour x Finish Line

Jake Fricke / @fricksolo : Enjoys sprint training as well as some ultimate frisbee and circuit training. Also likes to hike.

Shea Gipti - Finish Line x Under Armour

Shea Gipti : Practices martial arts, track and field, swim, trail running, and is an avid golfer.

Initial reactions of the UA SpeedForm Apollo Vent?

Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Vent

“Very easily to adapt too. They did not require being broken in or getting used to. I loved how they were extremely light and not irritating in any way.” - Marlon 

Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Vent

“Very cute and very lightweight.” - Ceora

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

“My initial reaction from the unboxing of the the shoes was basically ‘Wow these are dope, I gotta put them on!'” - Joe

Thoughts around the fit, performance, and style of the UA SpeedForm Apollo Vent?

“I love the flexibility of the shoe. The laces are short, so I don’t have to worry about them coming lose, retying, or tripping over them. They were very comfortable and lightweight. I appreciate the low cut around my ankle — it doesn’t cut into my skin while running or sprinting. I would definitely wear them, whether I was working out or with a casual outfit.” - Ceora

Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Vent

“They fit great — nice and snug. Almost like they were designed just for me. Great performance. They did not bother my run or hinder my ability to perform my regular workout routine in any way. Loved the style. These are definitely shoes that I would purchase on my own without any outside influence.” – Marlon 

Under Armour x Finish Line

“Once I put the Vents on, I immediately noticed how comfortable they were on foot! These kicks were true to size and held up the SpeedForm name. I had zero break in time with these, and they were perfect on the run. I won’t use these off road simply because they are designed to allow you to feel the surface your running on, so rocks and other obstructions would be hard felt and a no go in my opinion. That being said, I wouldn’t change the shoe still. The print on the Vents looks dope and draws your attention.” - Joe

Initial reactions of the UA SpeedForm Gemini?

“I thought they were light and had good cushioning (I like a plush ride), but the raised area in the forefoot concerned me at first. It also felt a bit different not having a separate molded insole. After putting in some miles, the raised area hasn’t been a problem and the cushioning it provides is nice.” - Scott 

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

“Very comfy, with great support.” - Shea 

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

“What I liked about the Gemini is that I didn’t have to tighten my shoes so tight to get a perfect fit. The performance of the shoe was outstanding because it had a significant amount of cushion. Having Planter Fasciitis, I could only run a couple miles in certain shoes without have any discomfort. The Geminis didn’t bother me at all. The style doesn’t go over the top … It’s one you can wear with anything.” - Aaron

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

Thoughts around the fit, performance, and style of the UA SpeedForm Gemini?

“Fit for the Gemini was really, really comfortable. I have a narrower foot and a medium arch and both were catered to with the Gemini.” - Jake 

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

“The cushioning has been great so far. As I get older, a plush ride has become more important. I have mild-to-medium pronation, but I haven’t felt a true motion-control shoe is necessary. The shoes feel light on my feet and there’s plenty of breathability through the upper. So far no ‘hot spots’ around the lace area, which can happen with some shoes.” - Scott 

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

“Fit was perfect true to size, shoes performed well during the run and active stretches, great cushion … Style is great for exercise and urban wear.” - Shea

Jacques Slades’s Under Armour Gemini/Apollo Wear Test and Review:

Would you recommend the UA SpeedForm Apollo Vent to a friend?

“Yes, I would these shoes would be very useful while working out in a gym. When you are lifting you don’t want something with a large heel to push you off balance. These shoes have worked well for me in the gym.” - Chris 

Under Armour SpeedForm Vent

“Most definitely!” - Ceora

Under Armour x Finish Line

“Absolutely.” – Jake

Would you recommend the UA SpeedForm Gemini to a friend?

“Yes 100 percent.” - Shea

Under Armour x Finish Line

“Absolutely! In fact, I already have … and they’re jealous.” – Marlon 

Overall thoughts around the event?

“Everything went perfect. The location was great.” - Aaron

Under Armour x Finish Line

“Before this even I wasn’t aware Under Armour was involved in running shoes, I thought they were more basketball shoes and apparel focused. This event was a good way to spread awareness of the company’s product.” - Chris

Finish Line x Under Armour

“Event ran perfectly. Set up and flow was great. ” - Jake 

Finish Line x Under Armour

“The event was awesome! The location, flow, set-up and overall strategic plan for testing the shoes was perfect. The location allowed us the opportunity to run on several different types of surfaces, which allowed us the opportunity to provide a well-rounded test and give well-rounded feedback.” – Marlon 

Finish Line x Under Armour

The UA SpeedForm Gemini and SpeedForm Apollo Vent are available now at FinishLine.com.

Photos: Ron Holden / @HoldenFocus

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What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day? – @MarcoHenry’s Ideas http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/16/what-to-get-mom-for-mothers-day-marcohenrys-ideas/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/16/what-to-get-mom-for-mothers-day-marcohenrys-ideas/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:40:07 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=44009 Mother’s Day is going to come up faster than you think. It’s alway good to get those wheels turning ahead of time so you’re not stuck the day of, running to the grocery store to seize the first things you see as a last-minute solution. To help prevent that, we asked the #FNLFamWhat to Get Mom for Mother’s Day? Below, sneakerhead, hiphop listener, sports enthusiast and Finish Line contributorMarco Henry Negrete gives you some ideas in what he’s getting for mom this year. 

Mother's Day - Marco Negrete

On his gifts for Mom, Marco says:

“My mom drove me around hunting for so many sneakers as a kid that she might as well be a sneakerhead too. These Nike Flex 2015s are a perfect pair for Mother’s Day because they have the look and comfort to be worn while exercising or casually … Continuing with the comfort and casual theme, I picked out this Under Armour Transit T-Shirt and pair of Perfect Pace Running Shorts from Under Armour. I think my mom will like the simple design, and of course, you can’t beat UA’s comfort and performance.”

Find these gift ideas and more at FinishLine.com.

 

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Air Jordan 1 “Hare”, Nike Free 3.0-5.0, “Metallic Silver” Air Jordan 5, Nike “Easter” Collection – Heat Check http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/02/air-jordan-1-hare-nike-free-3-0-5-0-metallic-silver-air-jordan-5-nike-easter-collection/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/04/02/air-jordan-1-hare-nike-free-3-0-5-0-metallic-silver-air-jordan-5-nike-easter-collection/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:39:10 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=43362 Jordan Brand celebrates 30 years with the “Hare” and “Lola” Jordan 1, Nike Basketball gets Kobe, Kyrie, KD, and LeBron in the Easter spirit, Under Armour brings the Away and Under Dog colorways of the Curry One to the court, plus Nike gets Free with Flyknit on the 3.0 and the 4.0. See all this and more on the latest episode of Heat Check with Jacques Slade.

Click the links below to head to FinishLine.com:

04/02

04/03

04/04

04/06

Previous Heat Checks:

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Under Armour Curry One “Underdog” and “Away” http://blog.finishline.com/2015/03/27/under-armour-curry-one-underdog-and-away/ http://blog.finishline.com/2015/03/27/under-armour-curry-one-underdog-and-away/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:23:59 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=43043 Click to view slideshow.

It’s hard to imagine that an MVP candidate and floor general for the hottest team in the league was once considered an underdog. Yes, before becoming a regular on Sports Center highlight reels, Stephen Curry was an undersized high school baller without many colleges in line to offer him scholarships.

Despite growing up in North Carolina, powerhouse programs like Duke and UNC never called. This only served as fuel for Curry’s fire as he took his talents to Davidson.

This is a perfect time for Under Armour to release the “Underdog” colorway of the Curry One, considering we are right in the middle of March Madness. This is the same tournament that turned Curry from an underdog to the star of the tournament in 2008. He was pretty much un-guardable throughout the month of March 2008 and led his team on a historic run to the Elite 8.

That momentum would follow him all the way to the NBA draft where he was taken 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors. Speaking of historic runs, Stephen Curry is leading yet another team to the best season in its history.

This brings us to another fresh release of the Curry 1 in an “Away” colorway. He’s considered one of the best players in the league so people don’t dare call Curry an underdog, but that won’t stop him from playing like one.

Get the Under Armour Curry One on April 3rd at 8AM EST at FinishLine.com.

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