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Following two years of rockin’ in-line variations of UA hoops shoes such as the HOVR Havoc II, the skilled power forward/center has now finally released his own silhouette — the UA Embiid One. From a performance standpoint, the shoe checks all the boxes in terms of being able to handle the movements of players at all positions. The mid-profile stature provides the much needed support for those who tend to battle down low in the post, and the multi-directional tread patterns supply grip and traction that smaller guards need when slashing and making quick cuts to the basket.
The hardwood-ready model’s uppers make use of a full ventilated mesh for its build, and arrive supported by a TPU wing mold placed at the forefoot to keep wearers locked down during play. Branded hits are sprawled in various regions of the shoe including that of the big man’s signature insignia which comes stamped onto the tongues, as well as the customary Under Armour logos atop the Micro G foam-loaded midsoles towards the rear, and on the medial walls in close proximity to the ankles. While there will be more colorways to come down the road, Embiid’s first-ever offering entitled the “Origin” is reliant on solid black finishes to across its upper, and comes packaged with lava-esque gradients that outfit the aforementioned TPU molds.
Now that we’ve laid out all of the key elements of the UA Embiid One hoop shoe, you can check out a closer look right here. For those in anticipation of adding this groundbreaking new shoe to your hoop rotation, you can grab them exclusively at Eastbay in men’s ($120) and grade school sizes ($90); and as the exclusive retailer for the UA Embiid One launch, Eastbay will serve up a matching poster – and it will be available only at Eastbay.