Athletic Club de Bilbao's earliest kits featured a shirt with blue and white halves. This season the club, which was founded in 1898, will wear a new away kit that pays tribute to this design and the club's origins.
The 2015-16 away kit includes a two-tone — black and dark grey — shirt. Inverse shoulders and red trim on the collar and cuffs augment the design.
Additionally, the shirt's back neck features a small Ikurriña, Basque flag. This detail reflects Athletic Club de Bilbao’s roots and unique cultural identity. The new away socks are red with a black band at the top and a tonal stripe of chevrons on the calf.
The Athletic Bilbao away kit is available July 23 at Nike.com and select Nike retailers.
A proud symbol of the club, the kit offers players the very latest in Nike performance innovation, fabric technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures.
The jersey is crafted using a lightweight solid fabric on the sleeves and front combined with a full mesh back panel to increase airflow and facilitate enhanced movement.
Nike places sustainable innovation at the heart of its kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance and lower environmental impact.
Each piece of the kit – the shirt, shorts and socks – is constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to produce fine yarn used to create the fabric. Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 2 billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester – enough to cover about 3,500 football pitches.
By using recycled polyester, Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the manufacturing process by up to 30 per cent compared to virgin polyester. For more information, visit nikebetterworld.com.