Army's Nike Uniforms Will Honor Gen. Winfield Scott




Nov. 26, 2013

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WEST POINT, N.Y. -
When Army takes the field for the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, they will be doing so in specially designed uniform.

The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at Lincoln Financial Field and both teams will be outfitted in Nike Pro Combat uniforms.

Army will wear striking white and gray uniforms that pays tribute to the legacy of Gen. Winfield Scott, a long-time general who insisted on proper military dress. Scott served in the heat of the War of 1812 and the same color gray is still worn by all cadets at West Point. That carries over to the new uniform pants and baselayer. The sleeves of the baselayer are decorated with elements of the West Point crest with olive branches representing peace on one sleeve and oak leaves representing strength on the other.

The Black Knights will wear their gold helmets with a black stripe.

Navy's uniform will also reflect its dress uniform with navy jerseys and white pants.

According to Nike, the Army Pro Combat uniforms work as unique systems built from the inside out, as the athlete's baselayer works in concert with his jersey and pants. The Nike Hyperwarm Shield Max Mock provides athletes with a streamlined, thermo-regulated baselayer that doesn't sacrifice warmth and features lightweight panels to reduce bulk as well as side mesh gussets allowing for a full range of motion and extra breathability. Nike Dri-Fit Max twill - a combination of thick and thin threads - accelerates the pull of moisture from the skin, keeping the body dry and helping to eliminate chill. 

Army will also wear the Nike Alpha Pro Cleats and Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Shield Gloves. Constructed with seamless Nike Hyperfuse on the back of the hand for wind and water-resistance, the Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Shield Glove is equipped with a fleece lining on back of hand for extra warmth. The palm features Nike Magnigrip material to catch in any condition. With a 3/4 length Phylon wedge at the midsole, the Nike Alpha Pro Cleat promotes forefoot control through low profile cushioning. The bladed cleat base provides 360-degree traction for precise cuts on all surfaces.

Army and Navy will meet for the 114th time on Dec. 14. CBS will carry the game live to a national audience at 3 p.m.

This marks the third consecutive season Army has worn a Nike Pro Combat uniform for its service academy matchup opposite Navy.

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