One of the most noticeable changes this year in the NFL will not involve a player or a rule, but rather the look of the league, as the world’s leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, Nike takes over the clothing needs of Americas most popular sport.

After months of speculation Nike unveiled the new uniform design for the 2012 season today in New York.  The biggest changes will be tweaks to fabric and composition, but no drastic changes, yet.  Check out the new Vikings uniform, including the hot new shoes and gloves, after the jump.

Along with new jerseys, Nike will also design and sell official NFL apparel for the next 5 years.  Many of the new apparel designs are already available for purchase at the Vikings Locker Room.  If you have to be one of the first to get your hands on a new Nike Vikings jersey, you'll have to wait til April 15th, that's when pre-order begins.