Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nike Unveils New NBA Uniforms

Nike will be taking over for adidas supplying jerseys and other uniform apparel as part of a new eight-year deal that is reportedly worth an estimated $1 billion. And Nike didn’t take this move lightly as they reportedly used 25 years of research to come up with the new gear. According to Nike
“The most significant change comes to the back shoulder of the uniform where Nike designers altered the construction for a vastly improved fit. Additionally, the hemlines on the bottom of both the jersey and shorts were modified to allow for full range of motion.”

“The uniform is comprised of a combination of Alpha Yarns and recycled polyester (each athlete uniform represents approximately 20 recycled PET bottles). Not only does this yarn blend match Nike’s broad commitment to sustainability, it also removes moisture more quickly than previous NBA uniforms, wicking sweat 30-percent faster than current NBA uniforms.”