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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - For the first time since 2006, the Minnesota Vikings uniform has received a full re haul. While much thought went into the physical design (colors/style) of the jerseys, even more work and research went into the design of the technology behind the jersey.
In accordance with the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings, Todd Van Horne (Global VP and Design Director for Nike Football) and his team at Nike developed a state of the art uniform for the Minnesota Vikings, the Nike Elite 51 Uniform.
The Nike Elite 51 Uniform comes fully equipped with new and advanced technology that was developed and tested by current and former NFL players including Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Eliminates fabric layering for more snug fit and stronger stitching.
|Hyperstrong 4-Pad Top
Constructed to cushion impacts without restricting mobility. Also features Hypercool and Hyperwarm ventilation system.
|Stretch Twill Numbers
Jersey numbers allow four-way stretch for better fit and more comfortable motion.
|Zoned Mesh Ventilation
Cooling zones specifically located at hot-spots where body releases heat. Allows body to maintain temperature.
|Aluminum D-Ring Belt
Aircraft-grade aluminum D-ring belt increases strength and reduces weight.
Jersey and pants weigh less than previous versions.
Reinforced materials that allow motion but protect high-impact areas.
|Customizable Base Layer Padding
Light-weight, flexible padding integrated into "hit zone" areas of the body (Adrian Peterson aided in development).
|Cut For Mobility
Fabric stretches, offering full range of motion.
Incorporated directly into the pants (Adrian Peterson aided in development)
|Hyperstrong Compression 3/4 Pants
Offers superior protection on the field. Dri-FIT fabric wicks away moisture and minimizes chafing (Adrian Peterson aided in development).
|Nike Game Vapor Sock
Combines cushioning, mesh venting and anatomically correct shape.
|Nike Alpha Pro Cleat
Designed for explosive speed with an adaptive Nike Flywire support structure that creates an anatomical fit resulting in more stability while locking the foot in place.
|Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Gloves
A lightweight, breathable and articulated fit combined with innovative Magnigrip material on the palms and between the fingers for a tacky grip suitable for all weather conditions.
*Nike Elite 51 Uniform information from NikeInc.com