Sports. Here at New Haven High School, sports, along with academic excellence, are kind of a big deal (in case you haven’t noticed). Many students at our school are involved in sports, some being multi-season athletes. Although many students may have a favorite sport-- whether that be cross country, basketball, or volleyball-- what is our local athletes’ favorite sports clothing brand? For instance, they may believe a certain brand makes the “best” running shoes or they may have a favorite brand of cleats.
With so many choices to choose from, it may be hard to pick our favorite brand. Famous spokesmen for the brands may also be a factor in choosing our outfits. Whether it’s Golden State’s Stephen Curry urging you to buy his Curry 3 shoes, or tennis legend Serena Williams advertising that new Nike tank top, famous athletes have a big influence on our choices. Our friends, classmates, and athletes also have a big impact on our outfit choices. So let's find out what our hometown athletes are wearing.
A recent survey sent out to athletes asked them their name, favorite sports clothing brand, and what sports they play. After receiving 40 responses from our athletes, the results were in. Nike was the obvious favorite brand of our athletes, with 75.6% of them saying they would wear Nike clothing over any other brand. The next favorite brands of athletes were Under Armour and Adidas, with a grand total of 7.3%, for each brand. Other brands that were mentioned were Lululemon (2.4%), Russell (2.4%), Reebok (2.4%), and Fila (2.4%).
Senior Emily Scheer participates in softball and basketball. She said that she believes Nike is the best brand for athletic wear. While Emily believes Nike is the best for participating in sports, senior Liz Hughes believes that the brand Lululemon is the best.
Nike may be the favorite brand of the majority of the athletes, but there are still many other reliable brands that athletes trust. So if you ever want to try out a new brand, you may just want to ask your hometown athletes what they’re wearing.