Nike have reinvented the Portugal Away Shirt for 2015-16 with a daring new kit inspired by the team’s kinetic, fast-paced style of play.
Moving in a drastically different direction to the nostalgic white World Cup away shirt, t new Portugal Away Shirt for 2015-16 features electric green and vivid red speed graphic invigorates Portugal’s new black away kit.
Certainly an dynamic new look for Nike’s National Team kits (which were mostly ‘block’ colours at the World Cup), the green and red flashes draw inspiration from the Portuguese national flag and give the effect of having been painted on the black canvas of the away shirt.
The two colors move in different directions, the red from the right and the green from the left.
Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. are no strangers to a black away kit, and the Portugal Away Shirt for 2015-16 returns to that palette, with a new Nike-specific streamlined, clean and modern V–neck collar in black with a red ribbed band at the back.
A nice little detail which Nike have used on several Portugal kits in the last decade is a pennant tab featuring an armillary sphere, an ancient navigational device, to represent Portugal’s seafaring history.
Celebrated Portuguese explorers used armillary spheres to travel around the globe. The tool has been a national symbol for more than 500 years and rests behind the Portuguese shield on the national flag.
The old typefaces used on traditional Portuguese signage inspired the creation of a unique font for the names and numbers on the back of Portugal’s new away shirt.
The numbers and letters are both modern and Art Deco in style, possessing a distinct fluidity and sense of movement.
The away shorts are black, while the away socks are also black with a wide tonal stripe of chevrons on the calf.
As always, the Portuguese National Team can look forward to all the usual Nike trappings on the Portugal Away Shirt for 2015-16, including Dri-Fit fabric, laser-cut ventilation panels and recycled material.
The new away kit will be available in stores and the Footy-Boots.com online store starting March 21.
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