Nike Selects Trinity for New Uniform's National High School Debut
The Trinity High School Trojan football team has joined another exclusive club -- one that, up until now, has only included elite college football teams. Nike has just revealed custom Trinity uniforms based on the Nike Pro Combat System of Dress, a new uniform style that no other high school in the world is wearing. Click here to see a large photo of the uniform, or you can see them in tonight's home game at Pennington Field.
Here's the full scoop from Nike:
Nike designers revealed to the Trinity Trojans football team, for the first time, the new uniquely designed, highly advanced Nike Pro Combat System of Dress uniforms to be worn in the Sept. 2 match-up against the Abilene Eagles.
Trinity is the first U.S. high school to don this fully integrated uniform system, which was debuted by the University of Oregon during the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. It will also be worn this season by elite college football teams, including the United States Military Academy (Army), Boise State University, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, the United States Naval Academy, The Ohio State University, University of Oregon, and Stanford University.
Nike worked closely with Trinity to bring relevant elements of the school's rich heritage into a distinguished, modern uniform design. The uniforms capture the team's unique character.
The Nike Pro Combat System of Dress incorporates the latest in performance innovation and design from the world's most renowned athletic outfitter. The redesigned base layer facilitates the uniform's overall innovation, delivering the ultimate in lightweight protection for maximum speed. Strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones also help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage.
The Nike Pro Combat System of Dress integrated uniform system provides enhanced durability and innovation from the inside out. Robust padding without the bulk offers optimal low-profile impact protection specifically throughout the crucial "hit zone" between the knees and shoulders. Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding has also been integrated in the hip and knee areas of the pant for crucial impact protection that stays in place. The base layer now features customizable protection, incorporating a thin, incredibly strong carbon fiber plate that can be placed on the thigh padding where needed.
The uniform system design also emphasizes improved thermoregulation, including the Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding layer, which is constructed with fabric selected for its ability to help keep the body cool and wick away sweat - making the uniform, and player, lighter and dryer. The jerseys are made of four-way stretch woven twill that sheds moisture. A Flywire collar eliminates two layers of fabric for improved breathability, providing a more stable anchor to keep the jersey in place.