Nike is constantly at work revolutionizing the look of football with torso-to-toe innovation.
“We did extensive research with players on what their ultimate future uniform would entail and themes started to emerge around fit, breathability, and a superhero aesthetic,” said Martin Lotti, Nike’s Creative Director. “Once we visualized what was possible, we aggressively accelerated bringing the future forward with a complete system of dress built for speed.”
The first step into the future began with a new yarn. The design team at Nike went through hundreds of iterations of yarn fabric before settling on the perfect mix of breathability and opacity. We got it right down to the filament level,” continued Lotti, “and re-mastered it for a texturized surface that helps disband moisture better.” The result? Nike AeroSwift: a kit that wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster than Nike’s previous kit, while also improving drying speed by 25%.
The yarn has a texture that is fuller than previous versions, enabling Nike to use less material. Nike Vapor kits with AeroSwift are 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch and give than the kits they replace.
Check out the gallery of Nike Vapor AeroSwift kits below!