In this age of uniform unpredictability, where fans have become accustomed to expecting the unexpected, Under Armour took another step forward Tuesday during a game between two of its sponsored schools, Maryland and Northwestern.
Rather than designing separate shoes for players on the teams to wear, Under Armour combined the schools' colors into one sneaker. ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted photos of the sneakers, which came in three styles: Micro G Torch, Charge BB and Spine Bionic.
And in case the players forgot who they were playing, the inside of the sneakers featured the night's matchup.
As it turned out, the shoes may have been more interesting than the game itself. Up just two points at halftime, Maryland outscored Northwestern 49-31 in the second half and came away with an impressive road victory.
If the Maryland and Northwestern players hold onto these kicks for a few years, they can put them to use again when the Terrapins join the Big Ten and play Northwestern twice annually.
(H/T to Game On!)