Following the release of their new away uniform in February, the New Zealand Nike 2012/13 home kit has been released. It is expected to see action when the All Whites head to Texas, USA in May for matches against El Salvador and Honduras.
According to the New Zealand Football website: Nike has unveiled the new All Whites home kit, which the All Whites will wear during the OFC Nations Cup and the Oly Whites will wear at the London Olympics.
New Home Kit Celebrates our National Symbol in Our Most Environmentally-Friendly Kits Ever
Introducing the new NTK for the All Whites. In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100% recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96% recycled polyester. Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.
The new New Zealand home shirt is white and skilfully features a tonal effect of the silver fern across the whole of the body.
The new home shorts are white, while the new home socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, movement and protection, are also white with ‘New Zealand’ on the back of each calf.These are Nike’s lightest ever-global football kits; they are up to 23% lighter than the version four years ago.
Embedded with Nike Dri-FIT technology, the kits help to regulate players temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before.
Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt promotes localised cooling where athletes need it most to remain focused on the game.
A new double knit structure and yarns also makes this kit 20% stronger,with no compromise to fit and feel with natural cotton added for comfort.