Whoever’s excited for the Euro 2016 football championship coming round the corner may be wondering exactly where the jerseys of their favorite teams are coming from. A host of brands are getting behind the various countries involved and tailoring their kits to ensure the highest maneuverability on the field. Without further ado, these are the brands behind the major countries involved in the championship:
Among the teams that Nike is providing kits for are England, Poland, Croatia, Turkey, Portugal, and the host team France. It’s no surprise given that these are probably some of the most technologically advanced sportswear the brand has made to date. The Nike Aeroswift Technology ensures that they’re 10% lighter than previous kits, as well as having 50% more stretch. Sweat gets wicked away 20% faster while the attire will also dry better compared to previous iterations.
This famous brand is stepping in to take care of kits for Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, and Slovakia. Beyond tailoring the details specially for each country, the brand’s also making use of their new apparel technology ACTV Thermo-R. Inserted in the front and the back of the shirt – the Thermo-R helps to maintain an optimum body temperature while also making use of unique micro-capsules to absorb any excess heat. It’ll release the heat back to the body when needed.
The Manchester based sportswear supplier Umbro will be handling kits for the Republic of Ireland – bearing the country’s national color of emerald green complemented with flashes of the flag’s vivid orange. These kits have an ergonomic shape to ensure great movement, as well as an underarm panel to increase breathability.
Adidas is supplying more kits than any other brand this year, and has designed the jerseys for Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and Wales. They’re customizing the kits based on country specifications, as well as integrating their own ClimaCool technology into it – ensuring cool, dry, and comfortable wear no matter what the situation.
Italian brand Macron will supply kits for Albania this year. The team will be playing in red for their Home kit, which like the Away kit will feature one of Albania’s national symbols, a two-headed black eagle.
Iceland will be wearing their new kit from Errea at their first-ever participation at a major tournament. Featuring the national colors of red, white, and blue, the jerseys have been designed with a slim fit and a modern v-neck collar.
One of the brighter kits that we’ll see on the pitch during the games, Joma’s jersey for Romania has taken two of the country’s national colors to design their kit in bright yellow with vivid red highlights.
This story was written in-house, based on an AFP report, with pictures provided by AFP.