New Michigan 2012 adidas gear

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 14th, 2012 at 2:27 PM

MDen and other sites like FootballFanatics & FansEdge have just started unveil the new 2012 MIchigan gear. I don't really know what to say except I don't know what the helmet on the last shirt is supossed to be, but's not Michigan's.


(Yes that's for men)



July 14th, 2012 at 2:37 PM ^

I'm a fan of about half of those...Addidas could have done better, but I personally think the helmet shirt one looks really nice.  Am I in the minority here?


July 14th, 2012 at 2:40 PM ^

I love Adidas but some of this stuff is really bad. That RichRod hat is terrible. The helmet on that shirt is pathetic and lazy. Our helmet is iconic and they spent no time trying to make it work.


July 14th, 2012 at 2:49 PM ^

I will say, regarding the helmet shirt, that I really don't want to look at  Michigan gear if my first thought is going to be "Cylon" when I see it - the helmet is iconic, yes, and they could have done something rather interesting here. I could go for the polo and probably the blue hoodie, but everything  else I think I would give a pass in the store. 


July 14th, 2012 at 3:04 PM ^

My God, some of you are so whiny. I mean, I love Michigan, but there is enough other stuff in my life that I don't need to nitpick and bitch about the newest round of garments featuring my team's logo. If you honestly feel so strongly about these being ugly, go wear your junk from 1980. Everything will be okay.

Benoit Balls

July 14th, 2012 at 3:37 PM ^

everyone's taste is different. I'd totally rock that hoodie if it didnt have the piping, but I think the piping makes it too busy. In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit I aready have a maize full zip hoodie in my closet.

On the other hand, I like the hat with the old school "wolverine" (although, it'd be better with no text). Ever since my sister found me a circa 1970's Michigan Basketball clock with that furry little bastard on there, I've always been kinda partial to him, I don't know why. 


July 14th, 2012 at 3:16 PM ^

First time I saw the accessory stripes on the hats and shirts I hated them. They still look dumb. I still hate them. Classic is classic. Plz leave well enough alone.


July 14th, 2012 at 3:29 PM ^

LOL Fail.  Adidas sucks so much ass.  

The only things I like out of all those are the first polo and the blue hoodie - which is so simple I could've designed it myself - so out of everything in there that actually required some design, only 1 item is good.  

That's pretty bad.  The Leaders and Best are embarrassing themselves by associating with such a shitty company, Michigan can do better.  Please Mr. Brandon, please bring back NIke.  They make way better stuff and are a sexier company than Adidas in the eyes of recruits.  

Inevitably some 30-something hipster that has a hard-on for Adidas will say something about "Pro-Combat Unis OMG!!!" or sweatshops.  Re. the first, that will never happen here.  Re. the second, we're talking about corporations, you think Adidas doesn't do the same things?  

So let's dispense with the straw man arguments and focus on the FACT in front of us that Adidas is absolutely shit.  

(BTW, I would've liked the very first shirt too.....  but why the italic font? WHY?  They took something that could've looked decent and retarded it up.  Typical Adidas.)


July 14th, 2012 at 3:35 PM ^

I would rock the hoodies as well.  The yellow and the mesh backed caps look like something from the Walmart $5-$10 section...and I have bought some of them can never have enough Michigan gear...but I will not pay what I suspect they may charge for these!



July 14th, 2012 at 3:43 PM ^

The designs are better then last year's. I'm not a huge buyer of apparel so my opinion matters little to these companies. It's a step in the right direction.

Bando Calrissian

July 14th, 2012 at 3:48 PM ^

This makes me miss the basic Steve and Barry's plain MICHIGAN gear even more.  Nike, Adidas, whoever, I wouldn't buy any of this garbage, much less wear it.  No way to look like an adult wearing this stuff.


July 14th, 2012 at 4:04 PM ^

Makes me wish I had more stuff from when they didn't put all the advertising on it...or the stripes.

Any idea where I can buy Retro gear? I miss Champion.