Who says big men can’t get signature sneakers? Joel Embid, arguably the best big man in the game is set to get his very own signature sneaker with Under Armour as his Under Armour Embiid 1 signature sneaker is set to debut this upcoming Fall season.

Fun fact: Joel Embiid will become the 17th NBA player to have a signature shoe, and becomes the only center to currently have one. The official shoe has yet to be revealed, Embiid did mention that an outline of Africa is featured on the heel.

During the design process, Joel relayed what mattered most to him; a sneaker that could handle a versatile player capable of draining buckets from beyond the arch when they want, and posterizing the competition in the paint when they need. By studying Embiid’s shooting form and mobility on the court, the UA team engineered a positionless shoe intended to help any player—from the 5 to the 1—perform better than the jersey across from them.

The UA Embiid 1 will also help fans discover more about Joel, each colorway spotlighting a critical moment or victory from Joel’s emerging career.

As a kid, I never could have dreamed of being in this situation with my own signature shoe. The process has been incredible with the work that’s been put in. Not a lot of guys in my profession get this opportunity and I’m truly grateful for it. I can’t wait to debut it on the court.
– Joel Embiid

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