Designed and manufactured by Nike, the 2014 World Cup shirt combines innovative technologies and meaningful details showing completely the features of France and national pride. The home shirt features a white collar and blue body part. Indispensable and exquisite team badge is printed proudly on the chest and France national flag is knitted inside of the collar. The fabric of the shirt was inspired by the city of Nimes, France, which is famous for denim. The fabric is used in the collar.
White shorts and red socks complete the home kit.
The material of the shirt and shorts is breathable mesh fabric. Additionally, Nike Dri-FIT technology can absorb sweat from skin to the shirt and the shorts so as to keep players dry and comfortable during 90 minutes.
Nike always adheres to the idea of environmental protection. They manufacture each shirt by 16 recycled bottles. The company has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, the material of Nike shirts and shorts, which is enough to cover about 5,200 football pitches.
When designing football match jerseys, designers of Nike asked several famous players of France national team in order to create the most comfortable match shirts for players. Martin Lotti, chief creative officer of Nike, recalled:“When we asked some footballers what kind of protection they needed during the race, they showed us the scars and bruises. Therefore, we design football kits that can protect them well, at the same time, we make sure of both lightness and breathability.”