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Nike Unveils C.F. Monterrey Home and Away Kits for the 2013-14 Season

Nike introduces the new C.F.Monterrey home and away kits, which are inspired by the bond between players and fans and the club’s forthcoming move to a new stadium. Founded in 1945, the northern Mexico club has enjoyed incredible success over the last decade, capturing four league titles and winning CONCACAF Champions League titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The home shirt boasts Monterrey’s famed blue and white stripes in a classic design, with blue sleeves. The loyalty and passion of the club’s fans is represented in the new orange details on the kit; the shirt has an orange crossover V-neck collar and orange cuffs on the sleeves.

The away shirt is covered in a bold design of tonal blue and white checks. These checks represent the inherent strength of the club, and the interlocking bond between fans and players.  

Inside both jerseys there is a bonded woven label featuring the club’s name underneath a silhouette of the Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain), an evocative landmark on the outskirts of Monterrey.

The back of the sock reads: “Rayados,” a common nickname for the club, which translates as “The Striped Ones.”

This kit combines design insights and the latest perfromance innovation reflecting the club’s visionary approach and their planned move to a new stadium in 2014. Nike’s design reflects the heritage and history of the famed club, along with the latest performance innovation and environmentally-friendly kit production to date.  

RECYCLED POLYESTER

  • The home and away kit are made from Nike’s revolutionary recycled polyester, which reflects Nike’s commitment to producing athletic wear with a lower environmental impact.  The shirt and shorts of each kit are made from up to 13 recycled plastic water bottles.

  • This pioneering process in which plastic bottles are melted down in to a yarn that is then spun into recycled polyester reduces energy consumption by up to 30 percent compared to manufacturing polyester.

  • Since 2010, Nike diverted over 1.1 billion plastic bottles from landfills though the use of recycled polyester.

FABRIC AND NIKE DRI-FIT

  • Both kits are made of fabric weighing just 145 grams, which is 23 percent lighter than previous Nike kits. It also boasts a 20 percent stronger knit structure and a significantly-improved stretch. The fabric is integrated with Nike Dri-FIT technology, which draws away sweat from the body to keep the athletes cool, dry and focused on their game.

  • Updated and improved ventilation zones consist of tiny laser-cut holes on the sides of the shirt and the waistband of the shorts. These, along with mesh across the entire back of the shirt, allow air inside the kit for additional comfort and cooling.

FIT AND CONSTRUCTION

  • This season, the home and away kit have a more athletic and dynamic fit. Nike employed an innovative program of 3D body scanning of some of the world’s leading footballers to produce a design more tailored to the contours of their bodies.

  • The kit has been crafted with bonded T-bars at the junctions of the shirts to support the seams, and inner welded seams with a clean finish give a more striking appearance while also increasing comfort and performance.