Can you spot the similarities? Burton photo.
It's official, Burton just dropped Team USA's snowboarding uniforms and... well... they're something. The North Face took subtle inspiration from NASA for the freeskiers' uniforms in the lettering but it stopped there. Burton went full spacesuit, basically creating an exact replica of Neil Armstrong's duds.
Burton hasn't been afraid to push the design envelope with its Team USA uniforms. The jean/plaid combo of 2010 is the stuff of outerwear legends and this is sure to join the pantheon of strange snowboard kits.
The best part of the entire collection is a spacesuit onesie. Can't wait to see Shaun White blasting off in those threads.
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