Nike's New NFL Uniforms: More On Technology Involved

The Seahawks are the posterboys for Nike's new NFL uniform release, with a whole new design, color scheme, helmet, and logo change. Every team in the league, though, had less visible changes with regard to the new technology that Nike is rolling out. Nike's new uniforms not only include the jerseys and pants, but also feature Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Gloves and Nike Vapor Talon Elite cleats.

Per Nike:

The Nike Elite 51 Uniform is the "next generation" in superior lightweight performance, delivering a fully integrated system of dress for athletes at the highest level. Rooted in body-led design, the uniform system is built for a body-contoured fit resulting in zero distractions in order to help amplify speed.

The Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Gloves deliver a lightweight, breathable and articulated fit combined with innovative Magnigrip on the palms and between the fingers for a tacky grip suitable for all weather conditions. The team logo is featured prominently on the palm when athletes interlock both hands.

The Nike Vapor Talon Elite cleat is designed to maximize speed with premium performance attributes including adaptive traction, Hyperfuse construction and carbon fiber strength. Utilizing the best of Nike's proven technologies, it provides lightweight traction and durability and a lockdown fit. Built for diverse ground conditions, the adaptive traction system utilizes on-demand forefoot talon cleats for multi-directional field movement.

The inspiration behind Elite 51 can be traced to Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. As a player, Bowerman wore the number 51, and after serving in the 10th Mountain Division in WWII he understood the importance of a uniform in battle. Lightweight mattered, as did movement and strength. As a coach, Bowerman knew that extra ounces added up and less weight meant increased mobility and speed.

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