The University of Miami (Fla.) and adidas officially unveiled the Hurricanes’ new Primeknit football uniforms for the 2015 season on Saturday night. With Club LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach serving as the backdrop, along with surprise performances by DJ Cannon and Pusha T, a host of football alumni, celebrities were in attendance to get the first-look at the new uniforms and to celebrate the new partnership, which begins on Sept. 1.
Developed in collaboration with the University of Miami athletic department, the team’s new look is highlighted by updated metallic stripes on the jerseys and pants, incorporating hurricane style cuts and patterns throughout the new uniform.
Additionally, the “Hurricanes” moniker is strategically placed across the ribbing of the inside collar for the players to see when they don the uniform, while the classic oversized “U” logo is stitched into on the back of the jersey for all to view.
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.
Making their on-field debut on Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. Bethune-Cookman for the team’s season opener, the Hurricanes will have the option to mix and match three colorways throughout the season. The green, orange and white variations are interchangeable, resulting in nine unique uniform combinations.
Rounding out the core uniforms are the adizero 5-Star 4.0 cleats, lighter than any competitor cleat at 8.0 ounces and constructed with lightweight SPRINTSKIN upper featuring SHOCKWEB reinforcement, along with the adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves, with 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack 2.0 for consistent control in all weather conditions, and TECHFIT gun show baselayer – both prominently featuring the “U” logo.