Early today, Nike released their designs for the Nike Vapor Jet gloves that will debut at the 2012 Pro Bowl tomorrow night. The gloves look fantastic and are worth looking over. It is one of the first designs that Nike has released to give us an idea of what we can expect when they take over as the league’s official uniform supplier next season. The other design Nike unveiled was their Hyperwarm Shield Mock Base.
A closer look at the Nike Vapor Jet gloves could have led to a discovery. Did Nike accidentally leak a new logo for the Carolina Panthers? Take a look for yourself.
Here is the Panthers old logo:
Compare that to the logo used on the Nike glove and you see a big difference.
The potential new logo shows different shading and different coloring in the eyes, whiskers and teeth of the Panther. If this is a slight tweak to the Panthers logo that will be featured on the Panthers new Nike uniforms in 2012, it is a subtle but excellent change. It makes the logo pop.
What are your thoughts on the potentially new logo?