On Wednesday, the Indiana Hoosiers and Adidas unveiled “Candy Stripe” uniforms that Indiana will wear in their homecoming football game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 15th.
The candy stripe look is of course nothing new to Hoosiers athletics, as the school explained in their press release on the uniforms:
Inspired by the first candy stripe designs that Doc Counsilman and Hobie Billingsley used to better spot their legendary 1960’s and 1970’s swimming and diving teams at the pool, and later adopted by the 1971-72 basketball team, the retro look was designed in concert between Indiana Athletics and adidas Football to encapsulate the history and significance of the design that ushered in a historic era and created iconic identity for the university.
Combining innovation with style and detailing, the special edition uniform is centered around the iconic crimson and white colors of the Hoosiers’ athletic programs. Starting with a crimson jersey, the sleeves are highlighted with candy stripes that pay homage to the aesthetic featured on the Hoosier basketball team’s warm-ups. Next, an oversized ‘Script Indiana’ logo, made popular by being on the back of the basketball warm-up shirts, is highlighted in crimson on the leg of the white pants and offset with crimson socks and white cleats to create a head-to-toe candy stripe theme.
And you surely want a better look at the uniforms, so here are some photos released by Adidas:
The next volume of an iconic tradition.
— adidas Football US (@adidasFballUS) October 5, 2016
These are pretty sharp, and it will be nice to see how they look in game action.