As the Polish National Football Team looks to assert its growing on-pitch stature this summer, it unveils new home and away kits.
Poland Home Kit
The white home kit pays tribute to an enduring symbol of national pride, the eagle, with a grey linear wing graphic across the chest, which also also features the association’s crest. “Polska” (Poland) appears on the shirt’s back collar. The sides of the kit introduce a red stripe that runs the length of the shirt and changes to white on the kit’s red shorts. Expanding when the player is in motion, the stripes are designed to maximize ventilation and highlight velocity. Red socks with a linear white graphic on the calf highlight the most dynamic part of the footballer’s body, the lower legs, to accentuate speed.
Poland Away Kit
The away kit features the same technology in an all-red shirt, shorts and socks.
“We are a team of young players and a few years ago we all shared a dream to play in the national colors, with an eagle on our chests. During this summer’s tournament, we all will get to live that dream,” explains Polish national team captain Robert Lewandowski.
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 Poland kits are available beginning March 24 at Nike.com.
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 shirt is crafted using mesh fabric that makes up the full front and back panels of the shirt, increasing airflow and facilitating enhanced 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.