Nike Pro Combat Uniforms: In Pictures
- Jersey: Front | Back Collar
- Shoes: Side view | Close up
- Helmet: Side view | Close up
- Equipment room: Keith Nichol getting fitted | Helmets on shelves 1 & 2
The pictures reveal a few things about the helmet that was previously unknown. First, the helmet stripe does not go all the way back and attach itself the bottom of the helmet like it does in the current helmets. The stripe comes to a point about 2 inches above the back name strip. Second, the helmet is actually textured. I previously thought the texture was a look created by special paint, but it looks as if it’s rough to the touch.
Mark Dantonio mentioned in his weekly press conference that the players will try on the new uniforms to get used to the new shoes and make sure helmets fit correctly. This will also help to take some adrenaline out of putting them on before the rivalry game against Michigan. Dantonio mentioned that Cousins will practice throwing to receivers wearing a bronze helmet, instead of the usual green helmet that Michigan State Football players wear.
The players weren’t the only ones to get the new uniforms. At 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Monday the Pro Combat fan apparel went on sale. They can be purchased online from Michigan State, Campus Den or the Nike Store among several other retailers. If you’re local to East Lansing, Dick’s Sporting Goods and most of the bookstores are carrying the fan apparel as well. The items all have limited quantities and are selling out. If you’re looking for the shoes, they go on sale Oct. 14 at the Nike Store.