New EURO Nike Kit
UEFA Euro Cup 2012 will be kicking off in a few hours’ time. Many European futbol fans will be staying up past midnight at my region, Asia, to catch the games! Other than the wonderful
UEFA Euro Cup 2012 will be kicking off in a few hours’ time. Many European futbol fans will be staying up past midnight at my region, Asia, to catch the games! Other than the wonderful futbol games and great players running and sweating out on the pitch, well, there’s probably another good reason for them to catch UEFA Euro Cup 2012 – Nike’s new futbol uniforms!
In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts, such as France, Netherlands and Portugal, are made with 100% recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96% recycled polyester. Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.
These are Nike’s lightest ever global football kits, they are up to 23% lighter than the version four years ago. Embedded with Nike Dri-FIT technology, the kits help to regulate players’ temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before.
Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt promotes localised cooling where athletes need it most to remain focused on the game.A new double knit structure and yarns also makes this kit 20% stronger, with no compromise to fit and feel with natural cotton added for comfort. To complete the ultimate uniform for modern football the French players will now be further augmented by wearing a base layer of Nike Pro Combat apparel underneath their match day kit.
According to source, this includes the Nike Pro Combat Hypercool 2.0 top, which consists of ventilation and sweat-wicking fabric to help keep them cool and comfortable, while in colder weather the Thermal Mock top will keep them warm with it’s turtle neck and brushed inner surface reflecting heat back to the body without trapping moisture.
The Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong compression men’s slider shorts are another powerful secret weapon. Featuring a padded waist and thigh protection in the most critical areas so players can slide tackle and go to ground with confidence, while mesh fabric is placed in the high heat zones for breathability. There is also a padded version of the shorts with added Vis Eva foam to absorb impact and protect from injury.
After reading these in-depth information about the new uniforms’ materials, I am pretty sure it will enhance the entire players’ performance and hence, the overall quality of the game. Great! I am all ready to indulge myself in the game of great quality footwork incorporating excellent sport-science with a little fashion component. Are you with me?