Nike is at again and they are stepping their game up major for the USA Basketball team with some new futuristic innovations. Using the lightest and most advanced textiles, the Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Uniform is going to help improve performance of the players and emphasize the pride we have for basketball here in The USA.
The team at Nike has engineered a fabric that acts as a cooling solution that allows for more flexibility for graphic designs while at the same time allowing room to create mesh areas without the addition of seams. Nike Aerographics is what the design team is calling it and it was first introduced back in 2008. This lets the fans see a graphically appealing logo that is actually contributing to the player’s game-time performance by increasing air circulation. The USA Basketball team will be sporting these Nike Hyper Elite Shorts and by using this progressive technology the shorts will weigh in at 14 ounces less than the shorts currently worn by the players. Even the waistband is designed with ventilation perforation and an internal drawcord that will allow for a better more comfortable fit around the waist.
The Hyper Elite Jerseys are the lightest jerseys Nike has ever made. The Dri-FIT fabric will help draw the sweat away from the player’s skin while a useful flock screenprint on the reverse side of the collar will also help with sweat control. These new and improved slim fit jerseys will be less bulky which will be way better for the player’s mobility on the court. But what will make these jerseys memorable, aside from the crazy amount of science put into them, will be the bold graphics that accompany them. The backs of them will have a Nike Aerographic on them and on the inside of the necks there will by an inspirational battle cry for each team’s specific country.
For all the green folks out there, each jersey is made up with approximately 96% recycled polyester. The Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Shorts are made from an impressive 100% recycled polyester material and come equipped with the same Dri-FIT abilities like the jerseys. Nike utilizes recycled PET plastic bottles by melting them down to produce new yarn and the yarn is then converted into fabric for Nike’s superior performance apparel. Each Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Uniform also saves an average of 22 recycled plastic bottles.
What do you think about these Nike Hyper Elite jerseys? What about the new team USA design?