Last night Northwestern took on the University of Maryland in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. At an Under Armour showcase a few weeks back, us media attendants were advised to look out for a slew of Player Exclusives for sponsored teams and with both the Terrapins and Wildcats sponsored by UA, this presented a unique chance for some even more unique sneakers.
The ‘Big 10/ACC Challenge’ pack by Under Armour is comprised of the Charge BB, Spine Bionic, & Torch Low; the current premiere basketball sneakers from UA right now. Featuring their proprietory Micro G foam cushioning, the gradient colorway comes from the combination of the two school’s uniform colors.
In the game, the majority of players on both teams laced up one of the three sneakers in this set with the Torch Low being the most popular though the Spine Bionic was a close second. Note that some players opted out of these and stuck to their respective team color PE of the Torch. The game ended with the score of 75-57 in favor of the University of Maryland Terps.
Something surprising to me is that this is the second time that a special-edition Charge BB was an option for the University of Maryland players yet they still haven’t been worn by a single member during gameplay. My theory is the unique look of the sneaker is so far ahead of its time that it cannot be fully appreciated by most right now.
Take a look at all the Under Armour PEs that were laced up in the Northwestern/University of Maryland game last night as well as high-res shots of the sneakers made especially for the Big 10/ACC Challenge and let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.
Under Armour Micro G Charge BB – ‘Big 10/ACC Challenge’
Under Armour Micro G Spine Bionic – ‘Big 10/ACC Challenge’
Under Armour Micro G Torch Low – ‘Big 10/ACC Challenge’
Ben Berry is a writer based out of Orlando, FL by way of Baltimore, MD by way of New York City that grew up in New Jersey. After attending West Virginia University, Ben became involved with The Hoop Doctors last year and was made an editor of the Kicks column.
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