• 20-AUG-2015

Arizona State & adidas Unveil New 'Desert Ice' Alternate Football Uniforms

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Arizona State University and adidas today unveiled the Sun Devils' new 'Desert Ice' Primeknit alternate football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, September 5th when the Sun Devils take on Texas A&M at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The special edition uniform creates a bold alternate look for the Sun Devils' season opener by combining style and detailing with innovation and technology.

Developed in collaboration with Sun Devil Athletics, the new special edition uniform pays homage to the state's nickname and identity as the "Copper State." Inspired by the school's iconic logo, the 'Desert Ice' design is centered around an oversized polished copper version of the pitchfork, which is highlighted with a metallic back outline and prominently featured on the helmet and pants.

Additionally, the jersey features a polished copper shoulder pad design that incorporates a pitchfork spike theme into the stripes. To complete the look, the helmet and jersey feature matching polished copper numbers with metallic black outlines. Providing form and function, the metallic numbers and stripes are laser cut and serrated, allowing for maximum ventilation and flexibility.

Made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance, Primeknit is the premier compression uniform system, featuring the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology. Primeknit helps keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at their highest levels. The jersey's padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.

The nod to the state and copper theme continues with the TECHFIT baselayer and the adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves, featuring an oversized graphic of Arizona's state flag. The adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack 2.0 for consistent control in all weather conditions.

For more information and images of ASU's new football uniforms, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @FootballASU, @TheSunDevils, @adidasFballUS and https://www.facebook.com/adidasfootballus #teamadidasASU #ForksUp #DesertIce #Primeknit