Breaking Down New Nike NFL 'Salute to Service' Gloves

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

Credit: @FalconsEquip
Credit: @FalconsEquip

Nike and NFL are teaming up to honor those who have and are currently serving the United States of America in Week 10 with a unique "Salute to Service" glove design.Β 

The gloves will be worn by players around the league on Sunday in honor of Veterans Day.

Here's a look at the gloves from every angle courtesy of the equipment manager of the Atlanta Falcons (@FalconsEquip).

But before we see them in action, let's break down the good and the bad.

The Good

If I had to guess, I'd say that these gloves will be well received among NFL fans. Nike has a history of wowing with their eye-catching uniform and accessory designs. If you're not sure, just watch an Oregon football game.Β 

As far as the gloves are concerned, the first thing that catches your eye is the camouflage pattern on the bottom side. It's certainly a vital touch and one that will draw plenty of attention from those watching this weekend. At least the ones watching on television (high definition makes all the difference).

Kudos to Nike for coming with a subtle design that catches the eye but doesn't try and do too much. Nothing says military or service quite like classic green and brown camouflage.Β 

The Bad

My biggest gripe about these gloves would have to be the excessive NFL labeling.

After all, the NFL shield isn't necessary in order to promote Veterans Day and appreciation for those who have served past and present. If you look closely, you'll find three different placements of the NFL logo on the special occasion gloves.Β 

One would have been enough.

Other than the over-the-top NFL promotion, there isn't a whole lot to complain about. The gloves support a great cause and make no mistake about who's being honored on Sunday.

Now all that's left to do is see how they look in action.

Follow Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Patrick Clarke on Twitter.

Follow _Pat_Clarke on Twitter


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.