With players gear up for this summer’s FIBA Basketball World Cup, Nike presents the brand new uniform that Team USA will be rocking.
Touted as the lightest uniform in Nike Basketball history, the USA’s new Hyper Elite uniform takes cues from the brand’s classic Windrunner, placing the jacket’s signature chevron across the jersey’s chest in patriotic red, white, and blue. The 26-degree speed graphic — a nod to the roughly 1,000 directional changes or “cuts” a player makes throughout a single gam — then fades into a representation of the American flag, extending across the sides of the shorts from the front to the back.
The uniform boasts technologies like a flocked lining at the inside of the neck that allows a player to comfortably wipe excess moisture from his face while ultra-loightweight stretch mesh at the back of the jersey regulates body temperature. A sphere fabric on the jersey’s front further helps in maintaining a comfortable body temperature by wicking away moisture and eliminating the cling that results from excess sweat.
The Team USA Nike Basketball kit is due out August 7 at select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com. It will make its on-court debut the night the USA takes on Brazil in an exhibition at Chicago’s United Center.