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  1. #1
    Administrator polishdomer's Avatar
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    Aug 2008
    Wheeling, IL

    Adidas vs Under Armour: ND merchandise

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    Hi guys,

    Thought it would be great to bring up a topic I have thought up that is not COVID19 related. I was ordering some ND merchandise lately and found some Adidas ND shorts which were new and they fit me better than Under Armour.

    I would like to get your thoughts on the ND merchandise as it relates to Adidas vs Under Armour. I know the Under Armour deal has been around for 5 years now. Would love to get your thoughts on this as I personally preferred the Adidas selection to the UnderArmour selection.

    Im a big guy and to quote my wife, I have an odd body shape: I am shaped like a pear. All kidding aside, I thought that Adidas had a better selection of Jackets, especially Winter than Under Armour. I also thought they did a better job with kids selection than Under Armour. What do you guys think?

    I also find the UnderArmour stuff kind of cheap to be honest. It seems that 80% of the cut is more Athletic than typical and i do feel that the quality is a little lacking on certain products.

    So looking back, I definitely preferred Adidas to Under Armour.

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    Moderator IrishDodger's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Bryant, Arkansas
    To me, UA & adidas are pretty comparable but I’m basing that on ND’s experience w/ each company. adidas has really upped their game in the last 5 years, so I’d agree they have an edge over UA.

    My opinion my be unpopular but I prefer Nike to both of the other brands. For me, it’s a better fit from hats to shirts, etc. They also have more creative designs IMO. Under Armour has minimal creativity...whereas adidas did a good job.

    The only time I can recall ND football wearing Nike was at the end of the Faust era when they could be seen wearing Nike cleats. I don’t know if it’s the “Wal-Mart effect” where they’re painted as the “big bully on the block” but at the end of the day, I think their swag looks & fits better. I’m just speaking as a fan like you so I stayed away from what the athletes would prefer as I have no idea other than to doubt it’s one of the top factors in choosing a school.

    So my vote today would be in this order: Nike, adidas, Under Armour

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    Community Moderator Jiggafini19's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    I prefer Adidas of UA, but if given a choice I'm going with Nike over both and everyone else.

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    South Bend
    I am an Under Armour guy, so I am good with the status quo.

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    I have a bunch of under armor stuff but not because I like it better than Nike or adidas but because I’m close to an outlet and I get discount codes from my fitness pal app. I like Nike work out shorts better due to fit and adidas boost soles. Though I’ve been getting ASICS, hokas, and brooks running shoes more recently.
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