If you follow football/soccer anywhere in the world, you know how fiercely proud fans are of their respective teams. That pride is matched by the team itself in taking the field in their country’s national colors. Nike’s 2012 National Home Kit for Poland wraps both pride and passion into one uniform.
The new Poland kit was first revealed in December 2011 and it will take its place in the spotlight when Poland co-hosts football’s biggest European tournament this summer. The kit is inspired by the Polish flag – Poland’s most universal and respected national symbol.
The jersey represents the most iconic symbol of Poland depicted by the national flag in white and red. It will carry a nation in the most important year in Polish football history, so the jersey will be remembered for many years to come.
The shirt also features the traditional national crest – an Eagle, reflecting the pride and passion of Polish football.
In line with Nike’s commitment to combining athletic performance with lower environmental impact, fabric for the new kit’s shorts is made with 100% recycled polyester, while the shirt fabric is made with a minimum 96% recycled polyester. Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.
The kits are constructed using Nike Dri-FIT technology to wick moisture and are made out of 23 percent lighter fabric with 20 percent stronger knit structure than Nike’s previous kits. The shirts also feature laser-cut ventilation holes to promote localized cooling, to help regulate player temperatures during a match.