Since taking over as the NFL’s uniform and apparel outfitter in 2012…Nike’s imprint on the overall sphere of the league has proven quite promising. Never before have we’ve seen such a clip of releases and pieces for individual teams and for events such as the Super Bowl and campaigns including the NFL’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Salute to Service. But we’ve also seen slowly-but-surely the advent of new uniforms under the Swoosh’s guidance. The Seattle Seahawks were the test subject for the Swoosh which parleyed to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins in 2013. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns joined the revolution in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The latest team to sport a uniform overhaul is the Detroit Lions. Paying homage to their past; the Lions’ Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms read ‘WCF’ on the sleeves, for former-owner William Clay Ford, Sr. While ‘LIONS’ graces the right sleeve much like we’ve seen from Nike on prior designs. And bring back the original Honolulu Blue uniforms from the Lions’ first season back in 1934.
What do you think of the Lions’ new threads?