The Thunder has released two of the four uniform options for the upcoming 2017-18 season — the “Association” and “Icon” editions that are essentially the traditional home white and away blue.
While the changes are extremely slight, the “OKC” across the waistband is the most notable edit. You also see a Nike logo in the place of adidas, but that’s about where the noticeable differences stop. As expected, there are no sponsor logos anywhere on the jersey. For fans searching for a clean break from the look of old, today’s release is likely a disappointment.
The complete list of changes from the Thunder include:
- Modified cuts at the back shoulder and at the hemline of the shorts, allowing for greater range of motion
- Altered seams at the armhole, neck and side to eliminate distractions and irritation
- Materials that wick sweat 30 percent faster than previous NBA uniforms
- Fabric comprised of Alpha Yarns and recycled polyester; each uniform represents approximately 20 recycled PET bottles
- The addition of the Nike logo on the front of the jersey and shorts
- A new design element at the belt buckle to highlight team identity
Another look via the Thunder Snapchat account:
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) July 26, 2017
There are still two more jerseys to be released at a later date — the “Athlete’s Mindset” and “Community” editions. Nike described these options, saying, “The two remaining core uniforms, inspired by the mindset of the NBA athlete and the communities that support their teams through thick and thin, respectively, will be revealed in the coming months.”
More to come in time. For more on Nike’s vision for the uniforms, check this out.