BY SPNW Staff 07:35PM 04/03/2012

Seahawks get full uniform makeover from Nike

Nike went all-Duck on the Seahawks’ new uniforms, including copious use of feathers. Cutting edge or dull thud? Vote here.

The new Seahawks helmet and uniform was unveiled in New York Tuesday by Nike. / Nike photo

Football fashionistas, or gridiron trick-or-treat?

The Seahawks and the rest of the NFL teams showed off new styles Tuesday in a New York fashion show by Nike, creators of the new apparel line for all teams, previously done by Reebok.

Nike, of Beaverton, OR., has been the designer of the Oregon Ducks sometimes-controversial outfits, and seemed to unleash Tuesday some of the same fashion sense upon the Seahawks, who were the only team to receive a total makeover.

Down the sides of the pants are feathers — a dozen on each leg, a salute to the 12th Man. Feathers also adorn the jersey numbers and the helmet. The colors are new, with names likely found in paint stores — college navy, action green and wolf grey. The road uniforms are gray, home are white and there’s an alternative blue.

The idea is to incorporate colors of the Northwest, so green, gray and blue do that pretty well, especially after 10 years of the blue-silver blend that never seemed to be a color found in nature.

As to the mix, well, it will be a matter of opinion — Nike loves.

The new Seattle look was a big hit with Buffalo Bills strong safety George Wilson.

“Why do the Seahawks get the cool uniforms?” he told reporters at the New York show. “I like changing it up and not doing the expected. Seattle is really taking some risks in their uniform. But from hearing the other guys talk about it in the back, I think their uniform was the overwhelming player favorite in the dressing room.”

The more prosaic gear stuff includes lighter, stronger, rain-repellent jerseys; better fitting pants that supposedly provide better protection, and high-tech socks that protect the feet and ankles.

Running back LeGarrette Blount, a former Duck now with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seemed a bit resentful after seeing the Seahawks’ uniform.

“Look at the Seahawks, they got the whole new uniform,” Blount said. “I’m kind of mad. I’m upset. I like that look. That’s sweet.”

Safety Cam Chancellor was the Seahawks model and first up on stage.

“I first saw them when I got a chance to put the whole uniform for the video (shown Tuesday),” Chancellor said in New York. “At the end, I didn’t want to take it off. I wanted to wear it out of the locker room. It just feels like it’s me.”

Take a look at more photos at seahawks.com and vote here.


YourThoughts

  • RadioGuy

    Yuck.  Why not just replace the bird with the swoosh on the helmet while they’re at it?

  • RadioGuy

    Yuck.  Why not just replace the bird with the swoosh on the helmet while they’re at it?

  • SUDS

    IT looks more a like a tulip than a feather….

  • SUDS

    IT looks more a like a tulip than a feather….

  • mackie

    They now look like children’s uniforms. The ones they’ve had were much more sinister and intimidating.

  • mackie

    They now look like children’s uniforms. The ones they’ve had were much more sinister and intimidating.

  • Bayviewherb

    Thank God they got rid of those ugly green jerseys. (As did the Mariners.)

  • Bayviewherb

    Thank God they got rid of those ugly green jerseys. (As did the Mariners.)