Paris St-Germain will play in a new red away kit for season 2012 – 13; inspired by the colours of the famous club crest. The shirt sees a striped red tone pattern in the body, with a band of navy blue across the bottom of the shirt and on the sleeves. And both the shorts and socks are red to give the club a bold red look for the new season.
Whilst the kit combines modern sport and youth style to give the club an iconic look, Nike’s innovation gives the team our most technologically advanced kit to aid athlete comfort and performance.
The new away kit is made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester, making it Nike’s most environmentally friendly kit ever produced. Each kit (shirt 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 kits are made out of 23% lighter fabric with 20% stronger knit structure than Nike’s previous kits and feature Nike Dri-FIT technology to wick moisture away from athletes to help keep them cool and dry on-pitch.
Kits have bonded re-enforced t-bar junctions that support critical seams on the shirt 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.
Nike Pro Combat base-layers are used by athletes to compliment playing kits to further improve comfort and increase protection from injury. Whilst fans and players can enjoy Nike’s Paris St-Germain Sportswear collection off the pitch, inspired by the club’s heritage.