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The Netherlands 2016 National Football Kits

Marrying classic orange with Nassau blue, 2016 Netherlands kits encapsulate traditional Dutch values of bravery, leadership and loyalty, while cutting-edge AeroSwift technology enables on-pitch focus by reducing distractions for Dutch athletes.

“Playing for your country is the pinnacle for a footballer and I love what the new kit stands for. We are ready to fight for the shirt and show we can compete with the best teams in the world,” proclaims Riechedly Bazoer. “The new kit looks fantastic and we will do what we can to show our quality when we wear it for the first time against France.”

The Netherlands Home Kit

While the new home shirt remains trademark orange, it has been augmented with Nassau blue on the collar, crest and side stripes. On the chest, engineered knit zones create a geometric pattern that enhances fit, with smaller mesh shapes at the bottom of the graphic.

Odes to national pride appear on both the interior and exterior of the jersey. The high-density federation crest is heat pressed to the chest, and “Nederland’” is knit into the back collar. The words ”Oranje” and “Leeuwen” (the team’s nicknames) adorn the inside cuffs of the sleeves while the inside of the body reveals the KNVB badge, a circular graphic celebrating the foundation’s founding in 1889. It is inspired by an early design of the national team’s crest and features the crown worn by the lion in previous crests.

The sides of the kit have a blue stripe that runs the length of the shirt and matching shorts. Expanding when the player is in motion, it maximizes ventilation and reveals flashes of underlying white. Striking blue socks with a linear orange graphic on the calf highlight the most dynamic part of the footballer’s body, the lower legs, to accentuate speed.

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The Netherlands Away Kit

The away kit showcases the same innovations and design details as the home kit but with a vibrant tonal blue theme. The away shirt features two-tone Nassau blue with a lighter shade of the color distinguishing the sleeves and upper back. Matching shorts pair with light blue socks featuring a linear Nassau blue graphic on the calf. 

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The new Netherlands home kit is available beginning March 24 via the Nike Football App as well as at nike.com and Nike and Dutch official retailers.

Nike AeroSwift Technology

The most technologically advanced kits to date, Nike Vapor kits with AeroSwift technology are 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch than the kits they replace. They employ a new, textured high-performance yarn that wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster than Nike’s most recent football kits, while also drying 25% faster. Additionally, both the shirt and shorts are constructed using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch and fit.

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.