I had an opportunity this past week to catch-up with one of Under Armour’s key players in MLS, Jason Garey (Houston Dynamo) to talk about why he has decided to wear the up-and-coming brand.
How long have you been wearing UA and how did it all come about?
I’ve been wearing UA boots for two years, and they have constantly improved with every new boot that they have made. Under Armour was founded by a University of Maryland football player, and playing soccer there put me in touch with plenty of people associated with the company. I’m proud to be a University of Maryland alumnus, and represent and wear Under Armour products.
How do they compare against the other top names in the market?
Under Armour are now very competitive with the established boot makers, and I believe they will surpass Nike, Adidas, Puma etc. in the very near future. I signed with UA because I believe they are a cutting-edge type of company that do things the right way.
You are currently wearing the Blur – What do you like most about them?
What I enjoy most about wearing the Blur include the minimal weight and very comfortable insoles. Players who are looking for something just a little different, but want to keep the important characteristics of a boot will find value in these. As a striker, I rely on that first step and I have felt confident in these from day 1.
How do you find they size compared to other boots?
I think the boots size very well, although they do tend to expand a bit with very heavy use. I play 6 days a week, and its very humid down here in Houston, so I put them under alot more pressure than most people would.
Why would you recommend them to other players?
I would absolutely recommend the blur to other people, in fact some of my teammates would really like to be able to wear them! The “Blurs” are an outstanding pair of boots, that will allow you to take your game to the next level.
Thanks for taking the time to chat Jason, and best of luck with the rest of your season!
For those of you interested in the Blur, they come in three colorways. The bright and vibrant Capri/Fusion/White is available for $88 at soccer.com and is exclusive to the US market, while the slightly more modest Black/Bolt and Metallic Silver/Velocity can be found for $75 at WeGotSoccer.
Surpass Nike, Puma, Adidas, etc. my anus!