Nik signs with Nike
I cant wait for the Nike Air Not Just a Shooter!
The Nike NJS
Give me the "kisses at Breslin" edition
I cant wait the tennis shoes that have the silouette of Nik taking a corner 3.
The 2014 Nike Fierce Performance Fabric Blouse. Full button and ruffled pull-over editions available. Paisly or solid. Moisture wicking, full range of motion for dunking, and pulling up at the 3-point line. Wrist accents to beautify blowing of kisses.
Now the swagger is paid for.
I miss Nike.
Thanks for providing the link - it seems that lately, sometimes simply pasting the link doesn't quite work as was the case here. Another thing for the programming to-do list, I suppose.
I was sort of disappointed that there wasn't photo of Nik in their gallery shots of the Las Vegas Summer League, although they were at least kind enough to mention that he wore Hyperdunks. I have seen them on the Foot Locker site - the generally available version is pretty cool actually.
Glad to see Nik getting some deals like this done already. He is definitely poised to build a great future.
Everyone knows the next apparel contract is going to come down to who offers the most money.
I was hoping he'd sign with British Knights.
Pretty sure DB is going to pay attention to the highest bidder. Which is going to be adidas.
That is different from every other AD how?
Vablue: it isn't "different from every other AD." That's the point. DB has turned the "leaders and best" into "followers and just like everyone else" when it comes to the overcommercialization of college sports.
Sadly, the only thing that DB has done that could be remotely described as 'protecting Michigan's tradition' is to decide that Michigan will continue to be saddled with a "traditional" 20th century offense while every bona fide national championship contender not named Alabama is playing the 21st century version of football.
was sponsored by Champion, Nike and now Adidas. Your point being.....?
No Canadian sports brands available?
Roots just can't play with the big boys.
Although now I actually think of it I would've lost my fucking mind if he had his own line of Roots Apparel. I would go out an find me some good ole Canadian wear
I initially read this as Nike signs with Nike...
Cue the Adidas complaints
Does that mean he will have his own shoe?
Ba Da Chhhhh.
Look down. How many feet do you have?
So he's more than just a shoe-er?
if i were to say, that if nik hadnt come to michigan and beilien itd be zero chance hed still be signing a nike contract as a lottery pick, WOULD I BE WRONG ? God help potential recruits if they dont recognize the prize here
Yes, you would be wrong.
oh really? Do u categoricalky think Nik would have developed like this at his next colkege choice? No way. Im not knocking but praising our current program for MAXIMIZING ones talent. Caris is about to do the same thing.
I love Beilein and his system and wouldn't trade him for anybody but to say that Michigan is the only program in the country that guys hit the weights and improve as basketball players is a bit much. Zero chance?
It's redundant complaining about it but Nike is far superior and we haven't been very good since we signed with Adidas...if you believe in superstitions. I for one will celebrate the day that Michigan goes back to Nike. The Adidas apparel is far less quality and some of the designs are downright WalMart. Some of us are still in denial about the Adidas branding. I am not. Nike please.
2011 gear due to Nike having BCS Bowl rights
Yeah, some real outstanding stuff there....
You're in denial about Nike. They put out horrific-looking things with their idiotic little sayings on them. Also: pro combat. I don't think I need to post photos of those infamous disasters.
You can be superstitious about an outfitter. That doesn't change the fact that 2007, Michigan Football's last year in Nike, they still had an awful year.
Basketball went to zero Final Fours, zero Elite Eights, zero Sweet Sixteens and won no B1G Championships with Nike as the outfitter (1995-96 was the first year of the deal). Their final year in Nike, Michigan had their worst season in program history going 10-22.
A Final Four, two Elite Eight appearances, two Sweet Sixteen appearances and two B1G Championships with adidas.
Michigan also won ONE NCAA Tournament game in TWO appearances with Nike (that win doesn't officially count). Let that sink in for a moment.
Football being in the shape they're in is the fault of the administration and coaching regimes. Not the outfitter.
Are all far better than any of the new Adidas items.
And when you become an adult, you realize fan gear is pretty meaningless in the long run. Expensive shit that doesn't look good on anyone and can't be worn in most any situation outside a game without looking like a doofus.
For me, Adidas puts a shitty product on the field/court/ice. Put your ear to the ground with the right folks, and it seems it's the consensus among the athletes who actually wear the stuff. It's interesting how some programs, like PSU, Alabama, Texas, etc. can be Nike schools without Oregon shit. It can be done. Meanwhile we get jerseys you either can't read or cant stand to look at as it is. Bumblebee stripez and goofy Fruit Stripe camo patterns... That's what Adidas money dictates, I guess.
Color me shocked you're bitching about something from the present-day Michigan athletic department.
By the way, I am an adult according to the law. By two years.
Some of the best athletes in the world wear Adidas. It's fine and I doubt there is a problem with any of the actual uniforms worn during competition. The NBA and soccer Adidas stuff is better than anything Nike has ever produced. Maybe Adidas is putting their worst designers on the college gear but it doesn't affect wins or losses so who cares.
Are you assuming Adidas decides what styles they actually wear? I'm sure they design some options but someone in the UM AD has to make the final choice
First of all the superstition aspect of my post was more or less in jest. Second of all the gear you posted as an anti - Nike rebuttle is not that bad and hardly supports your argument. Look at the new michigan gear for this year.....there is no way to act as if it is stylish and easy on the eyes. Some of those articles from this year's line are disasters. As I stated before...you can be in denial about Adidas. I will not be. Michigan was far sharper in Nike gear. Far sharper.
I will know it's WD
I actually love the shirt. Not the climalite you posted. The shirt. You wouldn't see me wearing that at games because games are jerseys or polo events only.
Jerseys or polo events? There's no way you're real.
You realize all of the NBA uniforms are Adidas right? There is no difference in quality. I've had plenty of Nike stuff that was crap. Go to the Nike outlet and tell me they only make quality shoes and clothing. Germany just won the World Cup in Adidas somehow.
The Outlet Stores sell a majority of products that are faulty/have defects, right? Hence the lower prices. Using the Outlet Stores to globalize Nike's overall product quality is a weak argument.
are not defects. I shop at the Under Armour outlet store all the time and products are quality. This is where they sell over stock items along with new stuff. Some designs are goofy looking, which may explain why they are over stock items. Nike store is the same; my kids like that brand.
That's quality right there.
I wish we could go back. Adidas is paying more money than Nike ever will.
I feel like unless you're the type of person to pay $150 plus for some sneakers you should have no say in this topic.
regressive econometrics engage. No disrespect to Nik, but Nike, Adidas et al... who cares. I have been running in the same pair of shoes for 5 years ( I run 5+ miles a day - everyday.) I see very little value in overpriced, oversold and overmarketed shoes and athletic wear...often marketed to those who have little disposable income.
Not for nothing, but you should really switch out your running shoes every 300 miles or so. Running consistently on worn down shoes can lead to foot problems later.
I worked in a shoe store for three years, just so you know I'm not talking out of my ass.
is insanely often for me at least. Current pair is about 300 miles shy of a change out at 2500 plus miles - with no injuries. I wear my shoes until I see the balls of my feet. If the uppers wear first I buy different shoes. Calves do the work - not the shoes.
Shoes are a piece of the puzzle - but an oversold one. If Nike put its money into teaching/mentoring footwork it would cut their sales in half.
I'm not saying everyone should roll like this but... here's my current pair of running shoes.
uh... here's my current pair of beer drinking shoes...
There's no one answer and I don't doubt your expertise but I run as fast as I feel for as long as I care in the shoes I bought a long time ago. New shoes feel good but not as good as the beer feels at the end of the run. One pair pays for about six cases. I've bought about 1200 bottles of Deschutes Black Butte on the first pair above and enjoyed them while sporting the second.
A good daily foot massage goes a long way toward happiness as well.
Jordan's mostly in summer league, not a surprise since I doubt he had a Jordan offer.
If a former athlete is wearing nike?
Why can't we all just get along???
If Adidas would go to more maize and drop the highlighter yellow, then I'd be cool with them
patented or trademarked maize, which is why we are stuck with 50 shades of not maize
Pretty sure that's not true.
Air Canadaaaaa... They should do a marketing campaign with Stauskas highlights, set to the tune of the national anthem. Of course with that one slight modification. And maybe a cameo from Nik's gf.
locally they'll exploit him to hell and back but Nike, the nba don't care about Sacramento players unless the man wants to stage screwing a small market over again.
They should make a "NIK-e" shoe...
How much do you think these types of contracts are usually worth for a rookie lottery pick?
Once you get past the first couple of picks (the guys projected to be franchise players), the amount of a typical shoe deal goes down a lot. For Nik it'll probably be worth a couple hundred thousand.
Nike has around 200 NBA players under contract. Most don't get all that much and will never be featured in any advertising. Their strategy is to lock up as many rookies as possible, on the off-chance they become marketable stars down the road.
Yea, that definitely makes sense. I bet that strategy has paid out nicely for them more than a few times.