words // Brennan Hiro Williams
While the football world eagerly awaits Super Bowl XLVII, now less than nine days away, the NFL's biggest stars are assembling in Hawaii for the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl. Nike revealed the Pro Bowl's "retro-modern" uniforms today, combining the innovative Elite 51 jersey with a 1970s-inspired look.
Designed and engineered from the inside out, the Nike NFL Elite 51 uniform creates 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.
Take a closer look at the Pro Bowl uniforms for the NFC and AFC in the images below: