Nike Reveals Portugal, Croatia, and Turkey Away Kits

Nike Reveals Portugal, Croatia, and Turkey Away Kits

Nike football continued rolling out their new range of environmentally friendly soccer kits by unveiling the Turkey, Portugal, and Croatia national uniforms. 

The jerseys in the updated ensembles are made of at least 96 percent recycled polyester, while the shorts are 100 percent recycled. Now about 23 percent lighter than the models from four years ago, each kit uses about 13 plastic bottles to construct. 

The Portugal kit, fittingly modeled by Cristiano Ronaldo, is one of the most attractive new releases. The large cross used on the sails of Portuguese ships dominates the jersey. The red and green coloring represents the Armillary Sphere, which is also found on the country's flag. 

For Croatia's new unis, Nike took a modern approach to combine the bright blue with a sash of the identifiable red and white checker. Inside the collar of the Croatian jerseys, players will find "Uvijek Vjern," which means "Always Loyal." 

Turkey uses the simple, but traditional, red stripe across the chest with a centered crest. What you don't see, however, is a unique detail imprinted in the back of the neck. The All Seeing Eye or Nazar Boncugu will watch their backs and bring the Turkish players luck.  

The jerseys will debut at the European Cup starting June 8. 

[via Nike]

Follow @Complex_Sports for more news and commentary.

Tags: croatia, portugal, turkey
blog comments powered by Disqus