• Adidas has given base layer technology a boost.
  • Alphaskin is wrapped around the moving body to follow the direction of athletes' movements.
  • The new design eliminates distracting seams to help athletes focus on their performance in competition and training.
Adidas Alphaskin is wrapped around the moving body to follow the direction of athletes’ movements

Adidas Alphaskin is wrapped around the moving body to follow the direction of athletes’ movements

German sportswear giant Adidas has developed a new base layer technology it says eliminates unwanted distractions by moving with the critical areas of athletes in motion.

Unlike traditional base layers, each section of Alphaskin is carefully constructed to match the body's movements in sport.

While today's athletes reach unprecedented peaks of performance, they also require unprecedented levels of focus. The kinetic wrapped design of Adidas Alphaskin removes unnatural friction between the fabric and skin, allowing athletes to fully focus on delivering in training and competition.

"We're committed to creating only the best for athletes and that's exactly what we've done with the disruptive design of Alphaskin," says Rob Lee, vice president of design for Adidas training. "After taking a deep dive into their movements, needs and culture, we created a performance layer that keeps up with all of those elements.

Alphaskin was made to enable and move with athletes' bodies while they compete or train and help eliminate the unwanted distractions of base layers from the past. By using our highly advanced Aramis system instead of a traditional static mannequin for testing, we were able to understand how to make Alphaskin and athlete's bodies move as one. This allowed us to create a wrapped performance layer that truly dials into the movements of athletes across all sports."

Alphaskin offers kinetic wrapping in a range of compression levels that suit each athlete's personal preference.

Alphaskin 360 offers the highest compression for a locked-in feel while flat, bonded reflective seams provide a distraction-free fit, while Alphaskin Tech is a mid-level compression for a secure feel with a sleek design that delivers a flattering, supportive fit and features Climachill technology to keep athletes super cool and dry.

Meanwhile, Alphaskin Sport offers a light compression for a supportive feel, and features Climacool technology.