Nike and the San Francisco 49ers unveiled a new black alternate uniform this week, expressive of the team’s aggressive style of play and commitment to success.
The original 49ers color scheme included red and white, with gold and black added to the team’s color palate in the 1950s. During practice, 49ers quarterbacks recently took to wearing black jerseys with red numbers: a color scheme that represents authority, confidence and power. This precipitated the black alternate uniform, a player-requested design to transfer the style from practice to game day.
The monochromatic black jersey and pants featuring the Niners’ customary word mark at the center of the chest in red, just above the jersey number. The distinctive arm stripes and established number font are also retained.
The look will be will be paired with their existing gold helmet and traditional white and red socks, while Nike athletes will also wear the Nike Vapor Knit glove with interlocking team logo on the palms, and punctuate the look with gold and red Nike Vapor Untouchable cleats.
The Nike San Francisco 49ers fan jerseys went on sale in limited quantities on April 28 on Nike.com and with select retailers, with a full release in early May.