The US Women’s National Soccer Team’s trophy case includes three world titles, four gold medals and a collection of additional accolades that merit the designation of another precious metal: platinum, the gleaming element Nike designers chose to celebrate the team’s illustrious legacy.
The coveted component’s shining hue appears on a new USA National Team home kit with Nike AeroSwift technology created exclusively for the women’s team, in anticipation of the summer’s 2016 Rio Olympics football competition. The kit’s new shirt replaces the current home kit’s blue sleeves with white sleeves featuring metallic foil pinstripes, preserving the properties of the kit’s high-performance yarn while producing an iridescent gleam.
A blue left-side stripe and red right-side stripe run the length of the shirt and matching white shorts. Expanding when a player is in motion, the stripes maximize ventilation and reveal a contrasting flash of underlying red and blue, respectively.
To align with the summer tournament’s uniform regulations, the United States Soccer Federation crest is replaced by vibrant blue USA lettering with a gloss centerline. Created using Light-Flex technology, it appears on the left chest of the shirt and right hem of the short. The same material articulates the Swoosh and the hue reappears on the kit’s custom socks. Gradually fading from white to blue, the socks extend color to the player’s boot of choice from the exclusive Women’s Spark Brilliance Pack, which features red-white-blue Hypervenom, Mercurial and Tiempo colorways designed to integrate with the uniforms for a head-to-toe look.