Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dallas Cowboys VS. New York Giants in New NFL Uniforms

Earlier today millions of Americans tuned into the start of a new season of football in the NFL. If you watched (or have good NBA knowledge) then you would notice the new athletic apparel being worn on the gridiron. Deriving its name from Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman's old number, the NFL Nike Elite 51 uniform has several new cosmetic and performance changes to aid players on the field. First we have the new Nike Flywire featured in Nike's newest athletic shoes to provide a lightweight but tight fit. Next up is the mesh ventilation featured throughout for maximum thermoregulation and stretchy hydrophobic materials that are supposed to increase range of motion. The new uniform also features impact absorbent DeFlex padding in the pants held up by an aircraft grade aluminum D-ring belt.

The upper part incorporates the Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong 4-pad top with built-in padding for protection on top of a pair of Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Compression 3/4 pant with more Deflex technology, Dri-FIT fabric and special seams for comfort.

Nike is also supplying all the footwear for the new Nike Elite 51 uniform. Players will be wearing  Nike Vapor game socks with tonal cushioning and heel padding to relieve pressure inside their Nike Vapor Talon Cleat with Nike's Hyperfuse technology built in.

While all this new "technology" seems great we'll have to wait and see how and if this actually affects the players on the field. The new uniforms seem streamlined and much less bulky previous NFL attire. Lets hope that with all the dropped size there is no reduction in player safety. That's like trading in that big and bad heavy-metal 76' Monte Carlo for a lighter,more advanced technology bearing but less sturdy carbon fiber Chevrolet Volt. Even with the welcome advances in technology the change would still be a downgrade.

Read more at the official Nike site

Happy Football Season!

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