CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami and adidas today unveiled the Hurricanes’ 2017 alternate football uniforms, collaborative designs that add an all-green theme making its on-field debut at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 23 vs. Toledo and an all-black look that will be worn on Oct. 12 vs. Georgia Tech.
Building off the retro theme of “The Legend of the U” uniforms that debuted in 2016, University of Miami Athletics and adidas Football sought to create throwback uniforms that echoes the past while looking to the future. With the dynasty years that saw four national championships over an eight-year span (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991) as inspiration, the new uniforms feature a modern twist on the 80’s aesthetic by adding the new “State of Miami” all-green and “Miami Nights” all-black themes.
In a return to the traditional flair from that time period, the retro style uniforms seamlessly blend cutting-edge innovation with a historic design that serves as a nod to the legacy of the championship teams from the 80’s and 90’s.
· “State of Miami” – centered around an all-green theme, the jerseys and pants are highlighted with bold white stripes and accented with orange outlines to match the white numbers with orange outlines on the jerseys. White helmets with the oversized ‘U’ logo on the sides and matching white socks, accessories and cleats with orange accents will accent that all-green look.
· “Miami Nights” – centered around an all-black theme, the jerseys and pants are highlighted with bold green stripes and accented with orange outlines to offset the white numbers with orange outlines on the jerseys. The team will wear black helmets with the oversized ‘U’ logo on the sides and matching black socks, accessories and cleats with orange accents.
The new “State of Miami” and “Miami Nights” Primeknit alternative uniforms are at the forefront of design and innovation, providing players the perfect blend of style and technology for elite performance. 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.
Additional design details include matching green and black adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves, emblazoned with an oversized graphic of Sebastian the Ibis on the inside of the gloves. The adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack for consistent control in all weather conditions. To complete the themes, the team will don matching adizero and FREAK cleats with color coordinated accent colors for each new look.