By Mo Johnson
Interesting, I was surprised that the players seem genuinely excited about the new uniforms. Below is the release from the NFL "Fashion Folks" -- followed by the video. Check it out:
Fashion, football and technology came together in the Big Apple as 32 players from all the NFL teams modeled their sleek, new uniforms at a gridiron themed fashion show early this week.
We have a concise, fun highlight video of the historic unveiling of the new NFL uniforms, including comments from players, Commissioner Goodall, and Nike for you to share with your readers/viewers without obligations or restrictions for news, sports, fashion, and entertainment websites.
HIGHLIGHTS OF NIKE'S NFL UNIFORM DEBUT IN NYC
Nike and the NFL are a perfect fit! Combining tradition and innovation, the new Nike Elite 51 uniforms made their highly anticipated debut at a gridiron themed fashion show in New York City.
Players from all NFL 32 teams modeled the new Nike Elite 51 uniforms, which also included the Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Gloves, and Nike Vapor Talon Elite cleat.
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.