Overthrowing the previous design, the entirely new Portugal football shirt takes striking green as main color, meaning a bright future for Portugal national football team. “Nike witnessed many important instants of the Portugal national football team – many great achievements and difficult times”, said Fernando Gomez, the president of Federao Portuguesa de Futebol, “The partner stands with us all the time. It’s a great honor for Federao Portuguesa de Futebol to welcome another key instant with the support of Nike. We also hope to start a new journey in France through the publishing of new football shirts”.
This creative away football shirt is consistent with home football shirt in innovation and detail designs. The difference is darker green on cuffs and shoulder part complements the striking green used as main color. Red linear decorative pattern is knitted into socks.
Football kits manufactured by Aeroswift technology are 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch than previous kits. They employ a new, textured high-performance yarn that absorbs sweat from the skin 20% faster than previous football kits, as drying 25% faster. Besides, jerseys and shorts are manufactured using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch and fit.
Sustainability takes the priority over other things like design and color while. Nike promises to equip the incomparable advantages with football shirts and less effects on environment.
Each kit is made by 16 recycled plastic bottles on average. Since 2010, Nike has diverted almost 3 billion bottles from landfills, enough to cover over 5200 full-sized football pitches.