adidas Warriors Short Sleeve NBA Uniforms
February 10, 2013
adidas and the Golden State Warriors have unveiled the first modern short sleeve NBA Uniform System.
The adizero short sleeve NBA Uniform System is 26 percent lighter than the Warriors’ current uniforms and is the team’s lightest uniform to date.
The Warriors will debut the new uniform for the first time when the team faces the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, February 22.
The Warriors will also wear the new uniforms on Friday, March 8, against the Houston Rockets …
… and Friday, March 15, against the Chicago Bulls.
adidas developed this innovative system to allow for optimal performance on the court while providing fans with a new and unique apparel option for authentic on-court gear.
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.
The adizero short sleeve jersey is equal with that of a traditional tank basketball jersey and allows for maximum movement in all phases of the game.
“When adidas began working with us to develop the short sleeve jersey, I couldn’t wait to wear it in a game. I love the fit and style the sleeves give me on the court.” – Harrison Barnes
The uniform system is made from 60 percent recycled materials and features adidas’ Revolution 30 technology found in current NBA uniforms.
Launched in the 2010-11 season, Revolution 30 technology is a lightweight uniform system that dries twice as fast to improve performance.
The new uniforms also include a ClimaCool system and FORMOTION technology that combine to increase comfort for the players.
The new uniforms are the newest in the line of adidas’ basketball innovations that unites performance and bold, unique style for players and fans from the court to the street.
Swingman versions will be available at NBAStore.com, the Golden State Warriors Team Shop, the adidas Sport Performance Store in downtown San Francisco and at the NBA Store on Feb. 25.
The Golden State Warriors are committed to providing its young and exciting team (and fans) with the newest, most progressive technology to keep players comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level on the court.
The development of these new uniforms began two years ago with research and insights from collegiate partners, adidas Nations and other grassroots programs.
For more than a year, adidas and the Warriors have worked together to test and develop the new uniform system.
The Warriors have also practiced with the new uniforms in order to get accustomed to the new threads they’ll display on February 22.
As one of the youngest, most exciting teams in the league, the Warriors are committed to providing its players (and fans) with the newest, most progressive technology.
The Warriors embody the spirit of the Bay Area, its vigor, courage and aggressiveness practiced by innovative companies, progressive policies and world-renowned culture of music, art and fashion, and this uniform innovation furthers that spirit.
The Warriors are excited to introduce the first modern short sleeve jerseys here in the Bay Area. The innovative and unique short sleeve jerseys reflect the style of the players and are a nod to the progressive spirit of fans in the Bay Area.
The team’s players worked closely with adidas to evaluate the jerseys and are excited about the fit and comfort that they provide as well as the bold and unique style that will help them stand out among other teams.
The new uniforms are the latest step in the evolution of NBA uniforms.
Enjoy this brief look at Warriors uniforms through the years, including these threads that the team sported from 1946-62.
Through the 1970s, NBA uniforms were made from cotton/poly that restricted movement and kept in heat. The Warriors donned these uniforms from 1962 to ’64.
Warriors uniform: 1964-66
Warriors uniform: 1966-71
Warriors uniform: 1971-75
Since the 1980s, uniform manufacturers have looked to create better technology to make players more comfortable and, in turn, more productive on the court. Warriors uniform: 1975-86
Congratulations on finding the clue to our short sleeve jersey giveaway! To enter to win this Andrew Bogut jersey, just text SLEEVES to 53548. One random winner will be chosen following the Warriors-Spurs game on Friday, February 22.
The 1980s jerseys allowed for better moisture management, making the jerseys more “breathable.” Warriors uniform: 1986-88
In the 1990s, the fabric used in NBA uniforms was further improved to reduce the overall weight of the jersey and (again) improve moisture management. Warriors uniform: 1988-97
Warriors uniform: 1997-2003
Warriors uniform: 2003-10
In 2010, adidas introduced NBA Revolution 30 – which created the lightest most technologically advanced NBA uniform – 30 percent lighter and dries twice as fast to improve performance. Warriors uniform: 2010-Present
Modern, engineered materials developed by adidas now allow us to bring short sleeve jerseys back because they can provide optimum performance without restricting movement in the shoulder area.
Preorder your new Warriors jersey today at warriorsteamstore.com.