Today, Under Armour announced the addition of professional tennis player Andy Murray to its roster of world championship athletes. Currently ranked number six in the world, Murray is a dominant figure and is one of the most accomplished names in the sport. Under Armour vice president of footwear Josh Rattet likes the start. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. You can choose armour, or you can choose a weapon. Want to read more articles like this one? Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and gear for Sports Illustrated. Andy Murray endorses his tennis shoes from Under Armour, which he get paid to wear. The Clutchfit tech UA employs in cleats, basketball, running and more features two-way stretch synthetic matched with an overlay to provide flexibility when needed—a key ask of Murray—and the ability to “lock in like a second skin.”. Looking like Andy’s kit sponsors after the 31st Dec will be Castore for apparel and Nike for shoes. Murray is also the 2012 US Open Champion and reigning Olympic Singles Champion. “It has been a whirlwind, but he is a consummate professional in terms of preparation, how he attacks training and preparation for the game.”, Federer, Murray, Serena, Sharapova and more talk ahead of Wimbledon. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Cardi B Is FN’s Style Influencer of the Year, New York Giants Player Andrew Thomas Opens Up About Fashion, Working with Frye and His First Season in the NFL, Inside Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Plans: Windows, Light Shows & Livestreams, All Work – And Now Play: Thorogood Launches Its Infinity FD Outdoor Collection, From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Frozen,’ the Best Disney Face Masks for Adults to Buy Now, 11 Best-Selling Foot Peel Masks to Keep Your Feet Super Soft, 14 Nail Polish Color Trends You’re About to See Everywhere This Summer, The Best Dior Sneakers and Charms You Can Shop Now, Dior B23 Sneaker in Gradient Blue Dior Oblique Canvas $990, All the Brands and Retailers Helping to Get Out the Vote in November, The Best Shoe Organizers to Store Your Favorite Footwear, Here Are the Most In-Demand Jobs This Holiday Season, The Heart and Sole of the Footwear Industry. After that, Murray returned to his Adidas Barricade shoes for his matches during the Citi Open tournament, the Rogers Cup, the Western and Southern Open and now the US Open. Since Murray is an Under Armour athlete, yet wore Adidas sneakers during his first US Open match, Adidas wasted no time in taking a friendly jab at Under Armour via Twitter. Murray signed with Under Armour in January of this year, but without a men’s tennis shoe in their brand, he wore UA apparel and kept playing in his Adidas shoes. Former Rays prospect Brandon Martin was convicted Wednesday of three counts of first-degree murder.

“Signing Andy is really a special moment for the brand, as we continue to elevate and diversify our athlete roster and expand our international presence,” said Ryan Kuehl, Under Armour’s Senior Category Director, Global Golf and Tennis. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. That will all change in the hard court season and ahead of the U.S. Open, when Under Armour will show Murray’s personality, playing with patterns—camo is coming—and colors from toe to head. Andy Murray debuted the Under Armour Clutchfit Pursuit at Queen’s Club in June 2015. “Working with Andy has been great,” he tells SI.com.

“They are committed to providing innovative apparel, accessories, and footwear, with an unmatched focus on training and performance.”. The British player has now found a new endorsement, Castore , that … “We wanted to give him a cool, low-profile aesthetic but with traction, flex and durability.”. ... Andy will wear under armour.

Athlete performance and product innovation are the brand’s core pillars, which will have strong benefits for Andy and the team in 2015 and beyond.”. Around the shoe’s upper, Under Armour built up a foam sole for comfort and additional stability to support lateral movement. But the process was tricky, as UA designers were flying all over the world to keep up with Murray, showing him samples along the way.