Nike reveals shocking black Portugal 2013 away kit
The shirt takes its inspiration from the volcanic basalt rock – that is used extensively across the country – and the expressive nature of its renowned football heritage.
The shirt has a tonal cross through it and a full color crest on the right breast. It has a round-neck collar while the players’ numbers are in charcoal on the back and the left breast. The names and the Nike Swoosh are in white.
In line with Nike’s commitment to combining performance with lower environmental impact, fabric for the new kit’s shorts is made with 100% recycled polyester. The shirt fabric is made with a minimum 96% recycled polyester. Each kit is made using an average 13 recycled plastic bottles.
The kits are constructed using Nike Dri-FIT technology to wick moisture and are made out of 23% lighter fabric with 20% stronger knit structure than Nike’s previous kits. The shirts also feature laser-cut ventilation holes to promote localised cooling, to help regulate player temperatures during a match.
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