I thought those unis were kinda hideous.
Those pads though!! Whenever I see stuff like that I sit there wondering why the hell we left Nike.
Yes, money, I know. But did Adidas really offer *that* much more?
I've never liked the adidas deal. The apparel they make is really inferior to Nike. I have tons of Nike UM stuff, and have never bought a single Adidas item. I probably never will b/c every time I see it I just think to myself how inferior it is to the Nike stuff I already have. Nike makes better quality, better design aesthetically, and is *always* innovating and making cutting edge new stuff like those pads we saw today. Adidas on the other hand is still coasting by on the three stripes. Their equipment is probably good, I'm not saying it's awful, but you just never get the impression that they make a concerted effort to innovate on a continual basis like Nike does.
For anyone that missed the segment where they discussed this on TV, basically, the unis OSU wore today were a different visual design but also were a different functional design, totally revamped even down to the belt-buckle, to minimize the weight of equipment a player wears, and thus enhance speed.
After seeing that, I thought to myself how ironic it is that we're trying to go in a speedier direction but now we don't have access to that new equipment because of our deal with crappy Adidas.
I hopehopehope that when our deal with them is up that the Swoosh comes a-callin.