Nike Introduces Boca Juniors' Home and Away Uniforms for the 2014-15 Season
July 28, 2014
Nike and Boca Juniors today unveiled the club's new kits, which will be worn on pitch at the first home match at the Bombonera as part of the First Division Championship 2014.
Drawing inspiration from the ports that surround the team's home neighborhood of La Boca, the home and away kits show distinctive seafaring elements.
The deep blue home jersey features a bold golden stripe that runs across the chest. The round neck jersey has two buttons, each with an engraved anchor and the club's acronym: C.A.B.J.
On the inside of the jersey at the base of the neck, a pennant tab features an anchor flanked by the club's founding year, 1905. The anchor commemorates the Swedish ships that arrived at La Boca's ports at the beginning of the century, which inspired the blue and golden yellow colors of the home kits.
The white away jersey features a bold golden stripe, bordered by deep blue piping, which runs across the chest. The rounded collar is deep blue accented by golden yellow. The same pennant design with the year and anchor is on the inside of the jersey at the base of the neck.
The home and away shorts are deep blue with subtle golden yellow details, and the socks for both uniforms are deep blue with diamond-shaped details in golden yellow on the back.
The home and away kits will be available from Aug. 1 in Nike stores and selected shops.
While these new kits feature Nike’s signature design details, it also offers players the very latest in performance innovation, kit technology and environmental sustainability.
NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the surface of the shirt and shorts where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their absolute best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
Laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit also improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and regulating their temperatures throughout 90 minutes on the pitch.
The kits are made of a new dual-knit fabric consisting of cotton and recycled polyester, which as well as removing sweat offers a softer feel and an overall more flattering appearance.
Nike continues to place environmental sustainability at the heart of their kits, which are again made from recycled polyester.
The kits are made from recycled plastic water bottles. The shorts are 100 percent recycled polyester; the shirts are 96 percent recycled polyester, while the socks are 78 percent.
Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles; over the last four years Nike has diverted almost two billion plastic bottles from landfills to produce kits.
By using recycled polyester Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the entire process by up to 30 percent.
A NEW AND UPDATED PERFECT FIT
Nike took 3D body scans of many of the world’s leading footballers to create a kit with an updated and improved fit.
The new fit allows the body to move more naturally within the kit, and so effortlessly improves players’ comfort and performance.