To make sure you're properly suited up each time you step into the weight room or onto the field, Nike created Gear Up, an online equipment manager that helps you search through a vast array of football equipment and apparel, and purchase items designed specifically to meet your performance needs. Watch Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh explain it in the above video.
You begin by answering a series of questions about how you plan to use the equipment—i.e., for training or on game day, your position, playing style, playing conditions and other variables. The program then outputs a customized list of shoes, cleats, protective equipment and apparel designed to keep you comfortable and maximize your performance.
In addition, you can check out what your favorite Nike athletes—including Suh, Adrian Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald—wear on the field and in the weight room.
Instead of going online and picking out the first gear that catches your eye, you can hone in on the equipment and apparel that will help you achieve your performance goals. A running back will find gear that allows him to maintain speed and mobility. A lineman will find equipment that offer maximum protection and support.
To get started, visit Nike Gear Up online. Select your goal and continue along to find the equipment that best matches your game and style.
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