Though it has been out for only 13 months now, the Brazil Nike 2010/11 home jersey is becoming a rare specimen status following the release to the team’s 2011/12 kits. As shirt collectors, we recently picked up one of the jerseys worn by Brazil at the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a printing featuring the recently retired Ronaldo.
While we’ve seen better Brazilian kits from Nike over the years and were not thrilled by this incarnation of the Seleção’s uniform, it does look better in real life than in pictures. As with most Nike soccer jerseys these days, simplicity and the firm’s environmentally friendly “Considered Design” principle reign supreme. Our favorite elements of the shirt are its two piece green neckline, green textured should stripes and mesh side panels. What really make this shirt, however, is the green, mesh-look printing on the front and back of the jersey. Other than these there is nothing groundbreaking about the Brazil Nike 10/11 home jersey.
This kit is a light as they come nowadays. Upon using it for a pickup game, our tester thought that the Brazil to be extremely comfortable and feeling almost weightless. He also said that it pulled moisture from the skin rapidly but did not retain it. This is probably a product of Nike’s ever-improving fabric technology.
The Brazil Nike 2010/11 home jersey is still available in limited sizes at The Onionbag.