The Corinthians’ gutsy style of football was born on the terrão, the club’s early dust-covered pitch. In honor of its original ground, the Brasilian team welcomes a first-ever all-orange kit to its on-field wardrobe.
“Arena Corinthians is where I became a determined and self-confident player. I learned to fight for all balls, to get gritty," says forward Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira. “It’s where I learned dirt is a symbol of strength and pride.”
“It takes guts and self-sacrifice to be part of the Corinthians. This kit is an acknowledgement of all the hard work our young players put in at the terrão to make us great,” says Marcelo Passos, Marketing Director for Corinthians.
A new black and white home kit celebrating the Corinthians’ 2000 Club World Championship also debuts this week.
The new Corinthians home and third kit will be available starting September 9 at Nike.com and select retailers.
Symbolic of the club’s history, the two new kits are also progressive and offer the 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 an engineered mesh fabric – this is used in both the shirt’s front and back panels 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 percent compared to virgin polyester. For more information, visit nikebetterworld.com.