Check this one out – Nike has released the latest 2015 Portugal Away Kit and it is pretty glorious! I am not usually one to celebrate a jersey belonging to a country that is not my own (Ireland) but this is one I would most definitely love to get my hands on. The Portugal National Football Team will take the pitch in the new away kit adorned with national symbols and colors inspired by the team’s playing style. The team is renowned for their trickery and skill, attitude and flair.
The kit marks a return to a predominantly black, bold design. The first thing you will probably notice is the unique new chest band: a speed graphic consisting of electric green and vivid red light ray flashes, reflecting the team’s fast-paced style of football. The green and red flashes draw inspiration from the Portuguese national flag and give the effect of having been painted on the black canvas of the away shirt. The two colors move in different directions, the red from the right and the green from the left. It all comes together real well and provides with a graphic that we really haven’t seen before. in fact, through a lot of the more mundane Nike releases of late, this jersey really stands out for its distinct, abstract palette.
Available from soccer.com.
The rest of the away shirt is black, a popular color previously worn by Portugal, with a new Nike-specific streamlined, clean and modern V–neck collar in black with a red ribbed band at the back.
Inside the back of the neck, a pennant tab features an armillary sphere, an ancient navigational device, to represent Portugal’s seafaring history. Celebrated Portuguese explorers used armillary spheres to travel around the globe. The tool has been a national symbol for more than 500 years and rests behind the Portuguese shield on the national flag.
The old typefaces used on traditional Portuguese signage inspired the creation of a unique font for the names and numbers on the back of Portugal’s new away shirt. The numbers and letters are both modern and Art Deco in style, possessing a distinct fluidity and sense of movement.
As is standard with all current Nike jerseys, you get Dri-FIT technology, laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit and they are constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to produce fine yarn used to create the fabric. In other words, this is one of the most technologically advanced kits ever released.
I seriously see this kit selling real well – but what about you guys? Is this kit actually a real winner?
Find the jersey right now for $89.99 at soccer.com.