In prepping for 2010 FIFA World Cup, which will kick off this summer, Nike has been gearing up in all literal and metaphorical sense the players and fans. After the game-changing launch of Nike Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II which promises full speed and acceleration in all directions with a special adaptive retractable traction system, the sportswear giant is now onto the indispensable team kits for its national football teams and promises refreshing surprises for the players.
According to Nike Sportswear Apparel Design Director Jarrett Reynolds, “The Brazil kit, in particular was full of amazing innovations”. The Nike Sportswear team retained silhouettes from the football kit and remixed them in all black– the color of toughness. This is quite a revolutionary change from Brazil’s signature bright yellow, green and blue uniforms. By stripping away the festive colors and amplifying the key Brazilian Yellow (used in the Brazilian crest), the designers not only retains the Brazilian tenacity (the Brazil team is a five-time champion!) but also adds a purposeful coolness and resilience to the kit.
The Brazil Black Pack consists of the N98 Track Jacket, M65 packable jacket, Destroyer Jacket, Loopwheeler AW77 hoodie and crew, Windrunner, jersey, short and cap for players to mix and match to showcase their individual style in preparation for the games.
Black is the new black with the Brazil national team this year, check out the kit and get a little FIFA fever going!