Superheroes have not only dominated movie theaters of late, but now they’ve slowly been creeping their way into fashion and the world of athletic wear. The U.S. ski team has taken that a step further, channeling two Marvel superheroes in their new competition uniforms.
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The women’s uniforms evoke Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel, while the men’s uniforms are unmistakably Captain America. In fact, they’re so close to the original that they could almost be considered cosplay! The suits were designed by the ski apparel brand Spyder.
The uniforms will debut at the FIS Alpine World Cup Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, worn by athletes including Laurenne Ross, Julia Mancuso, and Jared Goldberg.
Captain America, played by Chris Evans, was most recently seen in Captain America: Civil War. Though Captain Marvel has not yet appeared in any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, she will have her own film scheduled to come out in 2019 and will be played by Brie Larson.
What do you think of these uniforms? What other superheros should be featured on professional athletes’ uniforms? Do you own any superhero-inspired clothes or athletic wear?