adrian peterson in the new minnesota vikings uniform
the environment in minnesota also served as a foundation for the vikings new design
a harsh yet beautiful combination of land, water and weather. vikings — men of adventure,
strength and exploration — built their ships and tools with a refined craftsmanship
and ornamentation. accordingly, the uniform design features strong simple lines that reflect
the curves in the bow of a viking ship. the same design lines are seen on ancient viking horns,
which now appear as a shiny accent on the new matte purple football helmets.
the vikings color palette stays true to tradition while featuring a refreshed brighter gold
accent that allows the purple to stand out. the unique new numbers and font are reminiscent
of early vikings uniform designs but now feature curved serifs that reflect the bow of a viking ship.
the vikings wordmark is proudly positioned on the front of the jersey.
as a reminder to the athletes as they suit up for the season, the inside back jersey neckline
features a simple ornamental design similar to those seen in traditional norse culture.
learn more about the design process behind NIKE's new NFL uniform's in
our interview with NIKE creative director of football, todd van horne »
designed and engineered from the inside out, the NFL NIKE elite 51 uniform focuses on creating
a system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert. lightweight padding
is also integrated directly into the crucial 'hit zones' in the baselayer. new innovations include
integrated flywire technology in the neckline to reduce weight and provide lockdown fit over pads,
increased sleeve articulation for better range of motion, and all-over four-way stretch fabrication
to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.
'I’ve worked closely with nike designers for years to provide input on the way this uniform
should be built. the way a uniform fits really does matter when you’re out there on the field.
I think fans will love the new design – it’s the way a viking is supposed to look.'
adrian peterson, minnesota vikings running back
as the official uniform supplier of the NFL, NIKE provides all on-field, baselayer, sideline
and practice wear for the league’s 32 teams. the new vikings fan jerseys are scheduled
to go on sale april 25 at nike.com, NFLshop.com and vikings.com, and at broader retail locations
including NIKE stores beginning april 26.