February 12, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
This fall, Nike will be releasing a special pack that pays tribute to the helmets of some of the nation’s most legendary college football teams. This Nike Vandal High is inspired by the program with the most wins in NCAA Division 1-A history, the Michigan Wolverines. The upper features the iconic maize winged stripes that have covered Michigan’s helmets since 1938 and is constructed from super shiny materials that resemble the helmet’s sheen. The navy ankle strap features the number 72, possibly a nod to the origin of the Swoosh or maybe some piece of Michigan history. Look for these some time this fall, joined by a few more Nike sneakers honoring other classic college football helmets. Thanks again to J. Gibson for the photo.