The EA Sports Maui Invitational championship gets going tonight with some big matchups, including Georgetown-Kansas, Michigan-Memphis, and Tennessee-Duke, among others. And when you tune in to catch the early season tests for title contenders, you’ll notice a celebratory series of newly minted and Hawaii-inspired shooting shirts and assorted other gear designed to “pay homage to Maui’s tropical waters.” Check out the artwork above, and read more details from our friends at adidas here:
adidas worked closely with local artist Che Pilago of Moku Nui apparel to create a Hawaiian inspired contemporary logo for the Maui edition college exclusive shooting shirts. At the center of the graphic represents Ku, the Hawaiian God of war, also connecting to an athlete warrior mindset. Above Ku, the parallel half circles signify striving and pushing to achieve one’s goals, while the braided ropes on either side represent teamwork and unity. The overall triangle design represents gaining strength from the islands. Overall, this contemporary adaptation honors the Hawaiian roots of the Maui Invitational.
Players will lace up sharp blue versions of the adiZero Crazy Light, the lightest basketball shoe ever, and the iconic Crazy 8 basketball shoe. Players and coaches will also wear the sharp blue adidas X-Hale Low training shoe.
Maui apparel will be worn exclusively by Kansas, Michigan, UCLA, Tennessee and host school Chaminade throughout the 10-day tournament. The adiZero Crazy Light is available now at Foot Locker, Eastbay and shopadidas.com.