Vikings unveil new look for 2006 season

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings showed off a new
uniform design Thursday -- one that updates the team's look while
honoring its history.

The new look was announced at the Mall of America.

The jerseys are made of a new twill material making them 30
percent lighter, according to Reebok, their manufacturer. There are
stripes around the shoulder, down the seams and down the leg.

Players will wear black shoes for the first time since 1983.
Purple pants, last seen in 1964, also made a comeback.

The horn logo remains on the helmet, but it has been changed
slightly to make it look three-dimensional.