purchaze – Nike Original Windrunner Jacket

By - October 4th, 2007

purchaze   Nike Original Windrunner Jacket
The folks at Nike dug into their treasured archive and came out with the above, original version of Nike Windrunner Jacket. Designed by Geoff Hollister, who ran for Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman while studied at University of Oregon. Taking inspirations from the traditional clothing Pacific Northwest Native Americans, Hollister incorporated 2 different synthetic fabrics: one laminated with water-repellent polyurethane and the other lined with mesh vents, to the upper and lower portions of the jacket. The incorporation meant a runner can braved the elements comfortability, something no other athletic apparel has done up to that point. To give the appearance of speed, Hollister angled the seams where the 2 fabrics conjoined to 26°. The chevron design has been synmous with Nike apparel ever since. The jacket also became one of first Nike apparel to appear in an Olympic event.

The re-issue version will come in 3 bright colorways: pink, yellow, and blue. Each with the pinwheel pattern on the left chest side, which also appeared on the original Windrunner for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in 1980. Avavilable currently at selected retailers, including purchaze in Aurich, Germany. While there, check out some of the re-issues t-shirts from Nike as well.

Lilienstra Ÿe 8 | purchaze   Nike Original Windrunner JacketMap (German Only)
26603 Aurich, Germany
TEL #: +49-49-4169-79830

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