Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Information on NC State's new uniforms
By Heather Dinich
NC State will wear new home jerseys this season, the school announced Tuesday. They are a bright, true NC State red, will have “STATE” emblazoned across the chest, while the classic pants will be adorned with a “Block S” logo. The uniforms are made with adidas’ TechFit fabric, and the pants feature a sleek, beltless design. From the news release:
“The uniforms have a very clean, traditional look,” coach Tom O’Brien said in a prepared statement. “Our older fans will like them because they are reminiscent of the uniforms of great teams of the past and our current players will like them because they are stylish, comfortable and actually have elements that will benefit them on the field of play.”
Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow decided early in her tenure that she wanted the Wolfpack program to be identified as “STATE” on all uniforms. “It’s a basic, bold statement: State. That’s who we are,” she said.
NC State is one of an elite group of programs that will wear the exclusive TechFit uniforms. They are 30 percent lighter than standard pieces, making use of multiple fabrics, textures and ventilation zones without seams. The technology allows for increased mobility, agility, comfort and durability, sizing versatility and boasts expandable flatlock seaming and an integrated pad lock system. CLIMATE moisture management and anti-microbial technology help create a true compression uniform fit.
Adidas created the product with input from employees specializing in kinesiology, biomechanics, materials, design, wear testing, sports marketing and brand development.
Wolfpack fans can get their first up-close look at all variations of the new uniforms at Meet the Pack Day on Aug. 13 at Carter-Finley Stadium. A booth will be manned with equipment room staff to answer questions about the uniforms and to give fans an opportunity to feel the TechFit material.