Army, Navy uniforms unveiled.
To celebrate this year’s Army-Navy game, Nike will be honoring the spirit, service, and heritage of the 10th Mountain Division with a full head-to-toe look. The two teams will face off in their annual game this Saturday, December 9th at 3:00pm.
The uniforms will amplify key elements of the 10th Mountain Division through color, fonts and logos on Nike’s most innovative performance football uniforms to-date. Nike co-founder, Bill Bowerman has connections to the Mountain Division as he was awarded a silver star as a member of the 86th infantry unit.
The 10th Mountain Division was formed in 1943, and was originally called the 10th Light Alpine Division. Soldiers in this division trained at 9,200 feet to learn to fight, and survive, in the most brutal mountain conditions. Bowerman, who would eventually go on to co-found Nike, organized the supplies and maintained the mules for the 10th Mountain Division as a Major in the Army, serving at the time as the commander of the 86th Regiment’s First Battalion.
This year’s Army uniforms for their game against Navy pay homage through their design to the uniforms, service, and heritage of the 10th Mountain Division from head to toe.
Product Performance Details, per Nike:
- Reduced Weight: Constructed from hydrophobic yarns that minimizes weight both when the uniform is dry as well as wet
- Increased Durability: Fewer cut-and-sew seams and a sturdier stretch woven fabric used in areas of high impact and abrasion lead to an overall stronger uniform
- Greater Range of Motion: A lightweight four-way stretch-woven fabric is used in areas of low impact that require greater mobility
- Better Ventilation: Micro perforations have been laser cut into the uniform to manage heat
Navy's uniforms are inspired by the Blue Angels, which you can check out below.