Nike Unveils Oregon Pioneers Uniform

October 5, 2015 - School Uniform

Courtesy of Nike


Nike and a University of Oregon Ducks deliver the new Oregon Pioneers football uniform, which emphasizes Oregon state history.

Oregon is a state that has bred innovators, freethinkers and risk-takers given a founding. Nike co-founder Phil Knight is a quintessential example, starting a association by offered boots out of a automobile case and branch it into a $30 billion powerhouse. Despite Nike’s considerable evolution, he and his wife, Penny, still impute to themselves as “just a integrate of kids from Oregon.”

This maverick heritage is likewise embodied by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who introduced Oregon to a easterly in 1805, as a partial of a Corps of Discovery consecrated by Thomas Jefferson. Aptly, a explorers offer as a pivotal impulse behind a new Oregon Pioneers football uniform, a creatively designed Nike Mach Speed uniform exclusively for a Ducks. 

“We have many discussions with a Oregon athletes, apparatus staff and coaches,” says Todd Van Horne, Creative Director for Nike Football. “For this moving new uniform, we wish to applaud a state and a good founders and innovators.” 

Some of these celebratory references are sincere while a few are some-more understated.

1. The Oregon Pioneers football uniform facilities a sublimated, tonal settlement of a Oregon Trail traversed by explorers. Highlighting northeastern and southern Oregon, as good as Eugene and Mt. Hood, a topographic collage covers a whole jersey. 

2. Each uniform is singular and showcases a opposite area of a map, ensuring each player’s uniform facilities a opposite pattern, maximizing a fabric and producing reduction cutting-floor waste.

3. The uniform’s gray bottom is desirous by a colourless demeanour of a selected map, accented with black numbering and a Ducks’ heading tonal shoulder wings.

4. A conformation of Lewis and Clark, along with The Duck, appears as a decal on a helmet. Wrapping both sides of a headwear, it facilities Lewis looking by a telescope and The Duck indicating west, a curtsy to a explorers.

5. The front fender of a helmet presents a handshake found on a Thomas Jefferson Peace Medals that President Jefferson supposing Lewis and Clark to give to individuals they encountered as a token of peace, friendship, wealth and trust. “The handshake signifies both what Nike was built on (with the agreement between Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight) and what Thomas Jefferson wanted to advance as a Corps of Discovery trafficked west,” pronounced Paul Sullivan, Nike NCAA football art executive and lead University of Oregon designer.

6. The behind of a helmet is ornate with a 33-star flag. The central United States dwindle that resulted from Oregon’s acceptance into a kinship in 1859, it existed for dual years before Kansas combined a 34th star.

7. The lines on a helmet paint a principal legs of a 2,200-mile-long Oregon Trail.

8. Using a same sublimated settlement of a Lewis and Clark Trail, a uniform’s hosiery showcase a Lewis and Clark-inspired Duck who, identical to a strange trailblazers, is indicating west.

9. The difference “Salute The State” are festooned on a middle behind neckline of a jersey, a reverence to a state, a inhabitants, a story and a future.

10. The Ducks will wear a new Oregon Pioneers uniform opposite Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 10. Special book jerseys, hoodies, hats and t-shirts are accessible for squeeze at and Fanatics.


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