Nike recently put out a pretty slick looking Brazil Third Kit that they will have ready in the waiting should the host country need it at this summers World Cup. Sporting all the latest Nike tech and a design inspired by the life and landscape of Brasil, the black-green color makes this third a good successor to the blackout third kit that Brasil rocked in 2013.
Now the main highlight of this kit for me are the shorts, really digging how they are tailored and like the fact they have a board-short feel about them. They pay tribute to another sport loved by Brasilians – surfing – with a longer cut than traditional football shorts. The horizontal pin stripes are colored after Brazil’s flag and coupled with the yellow highlights of the crests and Nike swoosh gives the kit a very nice pop. There are very few kits I would buy just for the shorts but this is one of them.
Find the Brasil Third Kit currently at Soccer.com.
Tech wise Nike have been keeping up with their efforts on lowering impact on the environment by using recycled plastic bottles to make the fabric for their kits. What is new is the dual knit fabrics to increase comfort, can’t perform at your best if you aren’t comfortable and all that. Also zoned ventilation via small laser cut perforation is located where the body gets the hottest to keep the body cooler.
Brasil’s third jersey is made with a new dual-knit fabrication that incorporates cotton and recycled polyester for the best in moisture-wicking properties, while adding a softer feel and more flattering shape. It takes sweat away from the body to the outside of the fabric, allowing for faster evaporation. Tests measuring body temperature pinpointed areas of the body that most need cooling. Nike placed zoned ventilation — composed of tiny laser-cut holes— under the arms down to the hem to improve air circulation and add comfort.
In line with Nike’s commitment to superior performance with lower environmental impact, the shirt, shorts — and for the first time in a national team kit — the socks, all feature fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted almost two billion bottles from landfills, enough to cover more than 2,800 full-sized football pitches.