words // Zac Dubasik
Renowned artist Marcus Gaab has worked with Nike to create this exceptionally reflective 21st C. Windrunner V. jacket to be worn on the medal stand at the upcoming London Olympics. Windrunner staple features like the chest chevron are taken to a new level by a "hyper reflective shell that burns bright under the most subtle lights."
Additional features include the lasered "United States of America" application to the back of the jacket, along with 50 perforations, symbolizing each state. There are even hidden details, visible only to the athlete, such as "Team USA" badge placed over the heart, on the inside of the jacket.
The 21st C. Windrunner jacket is one of there different outfits Nike will offer athletes from different sports to be worn on the medal stand. It will be worn by men's and women's bronze, silver and gold winners of the following sports:
USA Badminton, USA Trampoline, USA Cycling (Track), USA Canoe/Kayak, USA Weightlifting, USA Judo, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, USA Tennis, USA Sailing, USA Synchronized Swimming, USA Table Tennis, USA Rowing, USA Taekwondo, USA Modern Pentathlon. Paralympic: Judo, Powerlifting, Goal Ball, Table Tennis, Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Track and Field, Sailing, Wheelchair Tennis, Boccia, Fencing
UPDATE: According to Nike, a version will be available at retail at the start of the Olympic games.