by Stephen Garner

under armourUnder Armour has announced that Dave Dombrow, the company’s former senior vice president of creative footwear and accessories, will return to the brand as chief design officer, beginning August 1. In his newly created role, Dombrow will guide the design of Under Armour’s entire collection of footwear, apparel and accessories.

“In his time at Under Armour, Dave played an instrumental role in creating innovative and cutting-edge footwear with international acclaim,” said Kip Fulks, Under Armour founding partner. “As Under Armour continues to evolve the key pillars of innovation and design while expanding global growth in all categories, Dave’s unique abilities to challenge the status quo and to anticipate the needs of the future athlete are exactly what we need to further our success.”

Since he started at Under Armour in 2010, Dombrow has been integral in the growth of Under Armour’s footwear category. One of Dombrow’s crowning achievements and a never-before-seen manifestation of his unique vision was his co-creation of the UA SpeedForm Apollo, a shoe that utilizes a full-length 4D foam sock liner to conform to your foot’s exact shape. The innovative technology was groundbreaking and has been the basis of other shoes to follow.

In addition to his successes in the running shoe space, Dombrow is also the visionary behind the game-changing Curry One, Stephen Curry’s first signature shoe. The evolution of the Curry line-up includes the Curry 2 and the Curry 2.5, which have been vital sales drivers for the brand.

“I continue to be humbled and amazed by what we have built together, fueled by the core commitment to innovation and design, as well as the entrepreneurial drive to make all athletes better,” said Dombrow. “I can’t wait to help create our next chapter.”