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Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:35 am
Edited on: August 25, 2011 11:57 am
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Posted by Will Brinson



Nike's Pro Combat uniform series has become not just an annual tradition, but a reminder that football is here, you guys.

CBSSports.com was given an exclusive first look at the uniforms for both the Oregon Ducks and the Boise St. Broncos (view Boise's uniforms here) and we're happy to share them with you, our dear readers.

As you can see above, the 2011 Oregon football jerseys sport the similar "winged" look as the 2010 -- the jerseys are built out of Nike Flywire technology (which is the same stuff in the sides of most of your new Nike shoes), and includes ultra-strong Kevlar (bulletproof!) stitching in the collar as well.



But that doesn't mean it's heavy -- per Nike, "cooling zones in the lightweight jersey work in concert with base layer ventilation for optimal thermoregulation." No, I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I'm pretty sure it's something along the lines of "the jersey has breathable sections throughout the torso to make sure that athletes don't become overheated." (This is how my golf shirts work, so I'm guessing, but still.)

As far as the cleats go, well, they're smooth, and they contrast nicely with the full-on black that Oregon's rocking when wearing the Pro Combat unis.



Oregon's colorways are always controversial, because they're combinations of funky greens and yellows. But the "highlight" color on the cleats and gloves are pretty dope, especially paired against the silver of the toe ... and heel.



Nike's worked up some special training shoes for Oregon as well:



Speaking as someone who has a pair of "highlighted" air bubbles (I rock the LunarGlide 3 when I run), they're spicy to wear around and they get you noticed, but it's been rare when someone's ever said something that wasn't complimentary. And I don't look like a football player either. As you can see above, there's significant breathability and surprisingly limited FlyWire across the supporting areas of the shoe.

And, of course, the helmets:



Oh yeah, we also got our hands on an exclusive clip of the uniforms:



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Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:31 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Those are some badass unis the Ducks have. I think they'll whoop LSU come Sep. 3



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:30 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Those are some badass unis the Ducks have. I think they'll whoop LSU come Sep. 3



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

"Those should make the LSU butt-kicking even better.  I have 88-10 ducks in the opener.  Watch out for the speed.  Speed kills.
out."

im assuming you're Al Davis? 



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Those should make the LSU butt-kicking even better.  I have 88-10 ducks in the opener.  Watch out for the speed.  Speed kills.
out.
  



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Well with the thugs in college football you just might need that bulletproofing



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: August 28, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

If I were deciding which college I'm going to to play sports, how nice the uniforms are and the equipment is would definitely be a factor. I know that's what these Universities are betting on as well. Players becoming ineligible for percs and gifts, but no one gets in trouble for getting exclusive team color Jordans. I'm going to Oregon if I'm talented enough to have my pick. Phil Knight behind my school and myself?!?!?! No one would be able to beat us. By the way, Donald Duck as my school's mascot! Ha! No one can top that (unless TCU gets a Kermit the frog with horns) Speaking of TCU, what's a Christian college doing with a horned mascot? Aren't horns associated with the devil?!



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Well, knowing the type of program Oregon runs, they're going to need that kevlar.


MiddleFinger
Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:39 pm
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Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

whoa those are really cool jerseys



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:31 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

gabewarren:  No, I meant dinosaur.  Nike is a dinosaur.  A whale would be Under Armour and their sponsorship of NCAA athletics. 


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