On Thursday, the same day as the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings’ new team logo and uniforms were officially released on Nike.com.
Above is a video detailing the new look. Below are several pictures showing off the new threads on an entire body, as well as each individual portion, from the gloves all the way down to the shoes and everything in between.
The logo itself features a longer, more refined and sleek Viking head with longer, more bowed horns in a tribute to old Norse warships. The uniforms themselves, called the ‘Minnesota Vikings 2013 Nike Elite 51 Uniform’, focus on the traditional, early Vikings’ uniform designs, while incorporating new technology into the look. The horns on the new matte purple helmets now reach all the way to the back of the helmet and touch. There is a unique, Norse design on the inside of the back of the neck for each player to see.
Nike explains the work that went into making these unis top-of-the-line:
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 integrating Flywire technology into the neckline to reduce weight and provide lockdown fit over pads, increasing sleeve articulation for better range of motion, and integrating new four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.
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