The Netherlands Nike World Cup 2010 home kit has officially been launched. This follows February’s launch of the Netherlands Nike 2010/11 away strip.
The new Holland kit features a slim-fit orange shirt and black shorts with white stripes running down the sides of both the shirt and the shorts.
Nike says that the Netherlands World Cup 2010 kit is inspired by those of the Dutch soccer teams of the 1974 and 1978 World Cups, when the Netherlands appeared in consecutive tournament finals. In recent times, Holland has opted for white shorts.
The new Netherlands Nike World Cup 2010 home kit will see action for the first time on May 26th when Holland faces the Mexico in an international friendly in Freiburg.
According to Nike, their World Cup 2010 kits are the most environmentally-friendly and technologically-advanced kit in football’s history.
For the first time, all of Nike’s national teams, including Brazil, Portugal and The Netherlands, will be wearing jerseys made entirely from recycled polyester, each one produced from up to eight recycled plastic bottles.
To make the 2010 national team kits, Nike’s fabric suppliers sourced discarded plastic bottles from Japanese and Taiwanese landfill sites and then melted them down to produce new yarn that was ultimately converted to fabric for the jerseys.