Army and Navy to take the field with new uniform designs this weekend. Nike Football uniforms showcase design details to honor both teams’ military histories.
When it comes to football rivalries, none are as steeped in American history as Army and Navy. In honor of the teams’ matchup this weekend, Nike Football has designed two on-field uniforms that honor each school’s rich heritage and drawing inspiration from their formal dress uniforms.
Army’s striking black and gold uniforms pay tribute to a year when the Black Knights were unstoppable on all fields of battle: 1944, the year the Army troops won a key strategic victory in WWII’s Battle of the Bulge. The football team at home was on its way to a perfect season and the first of three consecutive national championships. In tribute to Army’s historic victory on the battlefield, a historical re-interpreted West Point battle atlas map of the region where the offensive took place can be seen throughout multiple elements of the uniform, from the jersey to base layer to gloves, all the way down to the inside the cleats.
The helmet also takes on the same 1944 look with the deep gold hue and black stripe along with a small black spade on the side in honor of the 101st Airborne division.
You can check out the Army-Navy game on Saturday, December 8, at 3:00 PM EST.