Under Armour Unveils Olympic Sneakers For Michael Phelps

Under Armour Architech and Slingshot for
Custom Under Armour Architech and Slingshot sneakers for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
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The Rio Olympics are just days away, and Tuesday, Under Armour unveiled two personalized sneakers for world champion swimmer Michael Phelps to wear at the event.

This set features patriotic styles of the Architech, Under Armour’s first ever 3D-printed training shoe, and the SpeedForm Slingshot running shoe.

Under Armour Architech and Slingshot for Michael Phelps Custom Under Armour Architech and Slingshot sneakers for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Courtesy of brand.

Although Phelps won’t actually compete in either of these shoes, Under Armour has added personal details intended to motivate the swimmer. The

The Architech’s insole features the footprint of Phelps’ 3-month-old son Boomer, while the print appears at the medial side of the SpeedForm Slingshot.

Under Armour Architech for Michael Phelps Custom Under Armour Architech sneakers for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Courtesy of brand.

As of now, there are no plans to release this Phelps-exclusive Architech colorway, although Under Armour has confirmed that a new Architech style will release this month.

Under Armour Slingshot for Michael Phelps Custom Under Armour Architech Slingshot sneakers for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Courtesy of brand.

Meanwhile, a limited edition Olympics colorway of the SpeedForm Slingshot  is currently available from UnderArmour.com for $120, however, it lacks the personalized details seen on Phelps’ pair.

Under Armour Architech and Slingshot for Michael Phelps Custom Under Armour Architech and Slingshot sneakers for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Courtesy of brand.
Under Armour Architech for Michael Phelps Custom Under Armour Architech sneakers for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Courtesy of brand.