With Spain on its way to its the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final, many soccer fans have been wondering about the kits that some of the Spanish players (e.g. goalscoring machine David Villa) have been seen wearing with what appears to be X-shaped webs on their backs. The kits in question are the Spain adidas World Cup 2010 TECHFIT jerseys.
According to adidas:
TECHFIT technology is incorporated into the Spain jerseys for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. adidas’ TECHFIT is high performance compression apparel featuring TPU bands designed to improve speed, power, endurance and vertical jump.
- The strategically placed TPU bands focus muscle energy to generate explosive acceleration and deliver maximum power output.
- adidas TECHFIT is proven to increase a player’s power by 5.3 percent vertical leap by 4 percent, sprint speed by 1.1 percent and enhance endurance by 0.8 percent.
- TEHCFIT improves body posture and core stability allowing agile, accurate movements.
- TECHFIT kits worn as a single layer are 45 percent lighter than wearing two pieces.
The Spain adidas World Cup 2010 TECHFIT kits also feature:
- A strong red color selection paying tribute to the 1964 European Cup winning team.
- Inclusion of “La Furia Roja” script inside the collar commemorates the recent success in the UEFA EURO 2008.
- The new Indigo Blue away kit features colors found in the crest while the three stripes mirrors the national flag.
- The initials R.F.E.F. on the back is a reference to the proud Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol.
The Spain adidas World Cup 2010 TECHFIT home jersey is now available at World Soccer Shop.