In pursuit of its second consecutive Copa América championship, the Chile National Team will take the field in 2016 in new home and away kits that underscore national pride. The vivid Chile red of the home kit pays tribute to team’s nickname, “La Roja,” while the white away kit honors to the country’s spectacular snow-capped Andes mountain range.
Chile Home Kit
The sides of the kits feature striking blue stripes that run the length of the shirt and short. Expanding when the player is in motion, they maximize ventilation and reveal bold flashes of underlying white. Blue socks highlight the most dynamic part of the footballer’s body, the lower legs, to accentuate speed.
“There is even more pressure this year to bring brilliance to the pitch and replicate what we did in Chile,” affirms Alexis Sánchez, Chilean National Team forward. “All I can say is: We are prepared and have the pride of the nation on our backs.”
Chile Away Kit
While this new kit serves to inspire national pride, it has also been created to give players the very latest in Nike’s innovations encompassing fabric construction, performance technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
2016 Chile kits are available beginning March 24 at Nike.com, Nike and official retailers.
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 for optimal performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and supporting the natural temperature regulation process.
The shirt is crafted using mesh fabric that makes up the full front and back panels of the shirt, increasing airflow and facilitating full range of movement.
Commitment to Sustainability
Nike leverages sustainable innovation for its football kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivaled performance and lower environmental impact.
The kit’s shirt and shorts are constructed with recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles melted down to produce a fine yarn.
Each kit is made using approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, enough to cover about 5,200 football pitches.