Check out the Team USA uniforms ahead of the Olympic Games right here! From sleek designs to ground-breaking technology, they literally marry fashion and function in the sleekest way possible. Do you love the looks?
Ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Nike unveiled the sporty looks Team USA will wear in the big games when they officially start in Rio on Aug. 5 — and you can check them out right here! From cool hues to bold advancements in technology, they truly embody fashion and function — not only will they look stylish, but they’re made to help them compete…and we have the breakdown of the new looks below!
Nike showed off the sleek new designs of the Team USA uniforms in NYC during their “Unlimited Innovation” event, where the basketball, tennis and track uniforms were on display. They also featured the medal stand uniforms and the USA Women’s National Soccer Team uniform. The looks embody “The idea of performance, style and soulful details,” Martin Lotti, vice president and global creative director of categories at Nike, told our sister publication, WWD. For example, inside the U.S. jackets is a patch that bears the phrase “Out of many, you are the one.” If that sounds familiar, that’s because it was borrowed from the $1 bill. “The athletes are telling us, ‘Make me look fast, be fast and feel fast,” Lotti added at the event.
The athletes will all rock sneakers in Nike Volt, (which is a bold, fluorescent yellow), and hyper-pink, which are bound to stand out and create a cool “visual blur” while the athletes are in motion. As for the track uniforms, the Nike Vapor Track and Field kits will feature items that incorporate AeroSwift technology and are made with recycled polyester. The fabric is 25% more moisture-wicking, quicker drying, and 10% lighter. The uniforms also feature 50% more stretch. “Texture is fast. The AeroBlades are almost like a golf ball. It’s not smooth, it has texture to cut through the air.” Lotti said of the technology behind the new uniforms.
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One of the biggest advancements has to be new bibs — an area that Lotti is especially excited about. “One area that always drove me crazy is we build sleek, elegant, tailored garments and right before the race, they put a bib on and literally pin it on,” he said. “It’s completely inefficient and not aerodynamic. The pin was invented in 1849 and has not evolved since. If we’re literally obsessing down to shaving fractions of seconds, we needed to address this.”
What do you think of the US Olympic Uniforms? Are you a fan of the stylish looks?