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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
 
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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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:18 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Very nice uniforms!  They are going to look good buried under all that PURPLE & GOLD on September 3rd.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 5:03 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Sweet unis!
They are Bad @$$!!!
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Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:27 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

they have a codpiece...



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:15 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Got to love the new uniforms!  Ducks got to look good when kicking everyone's butts in the Pac-12......they are loaded and the team to beat!



Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:23 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

The only team with more uniform options than Oregon?

Penn State.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:39 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

  I mean really, they used to have Donald on their helmet
Hey Cavemonkey no they didn't.  They used to have UO on the helmets.  If you don't believe me then look here:



click on PAC-12 on the side and scroll down to Oregon.  Ignorance can be fixed.  Stupidity can't.  WTD!



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:31 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

PURE DOMINATION!!!!!! Cool



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:42 am
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

I have to admit I don't really like Oregon but these uniforms look awesome. Thank god they got rid of that turd green.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Very cool... I wonder if they will still come up with new uniforms on probation? Oh wait, maybe they stopped paying for recruits so this is the new lure......



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Exclusive: New Oregon Nike Pro Combat uniforms

DARTH DUCK!  I am your Father!



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