Finally, an impact simulator test showed how well the Pro Combat apparel can protect the body. A weighted ball was dropped on a gelatin-like material, designed to mimic real-life human tissue. It was pretty impressive how a small pad sewn into a garment can be integral in stopping deep bruising from simple impacts on the field.
The bottom line? Nike does their research. Anyone looking for new athletic gear, training for the Olympics, or wanting to just look outrageously cool, the Pro Combat line is a safe bet.
Gavin Woolard is an editorial intern at Supercompressor. He challenged the NFL player Steven Jackson who spoke at Hyperschool to a race; it hasn't happened... yet. Follow him on Instagram.