Nike unveils new Kaizer Chiefs kit- 10 Jul 2012 00:00:00
Kaizer Chiefs, in partnership with Nike, have unveiled their new away kit for 2012/13 season. The new kit follows the arrival of Stuart Baxter as the new head coach and players including Morgan Gould, Siboniso Gaxa, Siyabonga Nkosi and Eric ‘Tower’ Mathoho.
The new kit was unveiled in a true ‘Amakhosi’ style during SABC’s Soccerzone on Monday.
Kaizer Chiefs players Bernard Parker, Siyabonga Nkosi and Tefu Mashamaite showcased the new kit live on the TV show.
The new away kit is navy and blue, including a bold strip on the sleeves and hemline in the club’s traditional gold.
The new kit is made from Nike’s recycled polyester, making them Nike’s most environmentally friendly kit ever produced.
Each kit (jersey and shorts) is made using up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles.
This innovative manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by up to 30% compared to manufacturing traditional polyester. Since 2010, Nike has used an estimated 115 million recycled plastic bottles to create its high performance kits.
The kit has bonded re-enforced t-bar junctions that support critical seams on the jersey and shorts and inner welded seams with a flat finish construction to improve comfort and performance.
Temperature regulation is helped by ventilation zones, consisting of a series of tiny laser cut holes from the under arms to the waistband, allowing air to circulate to keep players comfortable.
The kit and extended line will be available from Thursday, 12th July at the Kaizer Chiefs Retail store at the Village, Naturena and Nike Only Stores, and leading retailers.