Nike ‘Elite 51’ NFL uniforms
Earlier this week Nike unveiled their new look ‘uniforms’ for the new 2012 NFL season. Billed (by Nike) as “the next generation” in sports kit, the super lightweight design was created to deliver the best in performance for athletes at the highest level.
Given the name tag ‘Elite 51’, referencing Nike’s Co-founder Bill Bowerman - who wore the number 51 shirt - the new seasons uniforms incorporate ‘Flywire’ technology in the neckline to reduce weight and provide lockdown fit over pads, increasing sleeve articulation for better range of motion, and integrating new four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.
While American Football may not be as popular on this side of the pond, it’s still nice to see what's going on Stateside and a launch on this scale by a brand at the top of their game.