I love a fresh pair of sneakers. You ever cop a new pair and you pull them out of the box and hear the crumble of the wrapping paper and you sit there rolling them around in your hand and all you can do is smile? Yep, that used to happen to me hardcore before every basketball season because I just knew I was about to hit the court and smash some fools in my new kicks. I could already hear the squeaking, could already hear the cheerleaders, could already hear myself talking smack. A new pair of shoes for basketball season is still one of my finest memories from high school.
With basketball season underway, you probably have a lot on your mind and, at least for some of you, a lot of pressure. At the very least, prepare yourself so you don’t have to worry about what you’ll be wearing.
No one wants to come off the floor from that first practice to find crazy blisters on your feet and a T-shirt that did nothing but make you uncomfortably wet and gross. Lace yourself with some gear and all of that won’t even come into play.
That’s where Under Armour comes into the picture this year. The brand’s prestige has rocketed up the charts over the past year thanks in large part to Stephen Curry, the reigning NBA MVP and the leader of the best team in basketball. And while the kicks are great, that’s not all UA is providing.
Basketball season is nearly underway, so make sure you’re ready for the sweat, suicides, and Saturday morning practices. Cop some Under Armour gear. Here are some Under Armour Products That Can Get You Through This Season of Basketball Practice.
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COLLEGE LIMITLESS SHORTS
Buy Now: $49.99
Rep your squad hard throughout practice. It’s the best way to make sure you aren’t labeled a bandwagoner once March Madness rolls around in the spring. With mesh fabric and side pockets (!), these are going to be great during double sessions. (The pockets will be clutch for versatility off of the floor.)
MACE PRINTED TANK
Buy Now: $34.99
I don’t know about you but I can’t shoot in a T-shirt. It just doesn’t work. I need some room, some air. It’s a good thing these shooting-specific tanks from UA are just my style. You’ll feel free and cool with the HeatGear fabric. Now, about that jumper…
CURRY SC30 1/4 ZIP HOODIE
Buy Now: $69.99
After a long practice, there’s nothing worse than throwing on some hot garbage and walking out of the gym sweaty and cold and feeling like your whole world is crashing down around you. The best way to counteract? A great hoodie. It’s an essential part of any basketball lineup.
CURRY UNDENIABLE SOCKS
Buy Now: $18.99
Trust me on this: once you throw away the weak generic white socks that your parents had you rocking back in the day and go with something a little more performance-based, you won’t turn back. Your toes and feet will never feel more comfortable or more supported. To go back to the ways things were won’t happen. Keep the Curry theme going with these socks.
CURRY ONE LOW
Buy Now: $109.99
The low-top version of the signature sneaker for the NBA MVP comes complete with a Herringbone traction pattern that everyone has loved, as well as Anafoam for a slick fit in the upper, and Charged Cushioning for a smooth ride. If you’re trying to make a name for yourself at tryouts, these will help out.