The WNBA has officially rolled out its all-new Nike jerseys ahead of the 25th season. The Nike Heroine, Nike Explorer, and the Nike Rebel versions combine the team’s history, the fans, and the respective cities and state that each franchise is housed in.
The basketball uniform is an important representation of the brand of WNBA players and teams and a point of pride for fans.
In partnership with Nike, unveiling new and exciting adaptations of the WNBA uniforms is a dynamic way to build on the foundation of the leagueâ€™s first 25 years.WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert
The Swoosh listened to the fans this time around as the numbers are back on the front of the jerseys, each team’s jerseys is reflective of their own DNA, and the designs are undeniably fire.
In addition to the jerseys, the W and Nike are releasing a set of apparel including jumpsuits, vests, pants, and more as Nike is embracing the off-court appeal of basketball for the W as streetwear continues to dominate.
As the W’s 25th season tips off in a matter of months, the first set of jerseys have been unveiled for all 12 teams.
The jerseys are available on Nike.com and the Nike App for Nike members starting April 8. Jerseys will be available at Fanatics, DICK’S Sporting Goods, and team stores starting on April 14, along with the Game Theatre and WNBA Team 13 apparel. Take a look at the Explorer and Rebel and editions for each team below and its inspiration.
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Left: The vignette makes a statement as the text and bold look draw inspiration from the Civil Rights marches. Right: The jersey goes platinum with subtle hits nodding to the city’s record-making history.
Left: The 10×10 pinstripe grid represents Chi Town’s city blocks and the 5-on-5 for the number of players on the court. Right: The eye-catching look nods the Windy City nickname in a cool look.
Left: The design nods to the state’s Indigenous people and roots as the repeating pattern of symbolic circles on taping details across a vibrant orange that castsÂ a sunlit glow as an homage to the Mohegan Tribeâ€™s heritage. Right: Keesusk, Mohegan for Sun, is a nod to the Trail of Life, connecting past and future generations.
Left: The jersey’s inspiration takes flight as the sky and speed inspire the aerodynamic look. Right:Â The design draws from the World War II P-40 Warhawk, a plane manufactured in Texas and test-flown by Women Airforce Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.). The military-grade green salutes the history as well.
Left: The jersey is a testament to the state and Lady Victory as Â theÂ 19 stars allude to the state flag and Indianaâ€™s place as the 19th member of the Union. Right: The jersey takes you to the Upside Down as the design draws from your favorite show based out of Hawkins, Indiana.
Las Vegas Aces
Left: The clean and simple design with gold detailing perfectly captures the Aces’ look. Right: Elegance exudes as diamonds grace the all-black with gold jersey inspired by the Ace card.
Los Angeles Sparks
Left: The city’s iconic palm tree makes its way on the jersey with a classic look that reminds fans of home. Right: The black and gold nod the city’s nightlife as shining stars can be found all over â€” and not just those in the sky.
Left: Inspired by the Midwest winters, the jersey adopts an icy look. Right: The uniform is inspired by one of the longest running, independently owned and operated music venues in the country, located near the Lynxâ€™s home.
New York Liberty
Left: The speckled look on the black jersey is a nod to the sparkling pavement found throughout the city. Right: The uniform draws from the iconic landmark with EQUALITY found front and center.
Left: The city’s iconic gradient sunsets inspire the uniform ideal for Arizonans. Right: The X-Factor, the team’s passionate fanbase, are the inspiration for the fiery look.
Left: The jersey adopts the Storm’s iconic green and yellow look with a simple design. Right: The uniform centers a sash-like swoop across the chest and back symbolizing female empowerment.
Left: The jersey stands tall like a monument as the jersey nods D.Câ€™s history of leadership and action. Right:Â The uniform includes the words and script of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote,Â in the gold wrapping around and running down the jersey and short.