PUMA and the Football Association of the Czech Republic (FACR) have launched a new, all red home kit to be worn at the European Championships 2016 (UEFA EURO 2016) in France.
The Czech Republic EURO 2016 primary uniform was unveiled on Monday at a press conference in the newly refurbished PUMA Palladium store in Prague, members of the national team presented the new kit that will be first worn on pitch when Czech Republic play Serbia in an international friendly match on 13 November. The new shirt will be available at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, UK Soccer Shop, Lovell Soccer and Subside Sports.
Czech Republic’s new home shirt is inspired by the great Czech national team that reached the final of the ’96 European Championships. Featuring a dynamic graphic on the front, which takes its inspiration from the FACR crest, Form Stripe panels are inserted along the sleeves, whilst the underarm mesh inserts allow for better air circulation to the body.
The shirt features a crew neck collar with the collar tape shaped off at the front. The PUMA logo and FACR badge are both located centrally on the chest, with the badge adding the only blue detail to the otherwise full red kit that also includes red shorts and red socks.
The new Czech shirt features PUMA’s new apparel technology ACTV Thermo-R, strategically inserted in both the front and the back of the shirt to help players maintain an optimum body temperature. A unique phase-change material is injected into the shirt’s inner athletic tape, which allows microcapsules to absorb excess heat and release it back to the body when needed. The taping in the shirt provides an extra snug fit, micro-massaging the skin in specific areas to provide a faster, more effective energy supply to the active muscles.
Pavel Kadeřábek of the Czech national team said, “Our new kit looks stunning and the team are looking forward to wearing it in France next summer. We finished top of our group in the qualification, and this is the fifth time in a row that our team qualified for the Euros, so I hope these are good signs for our desire to go far in the tournament. We hope we can make the Czech people proud.”