words // Brandon Richard
Brazil’s ‘home’ and ‘away’ uniforms feature green and yellow hues together in a 26-degree speed graphic, which appears on the side of the jersey and extends across the side of the shorts from front to back. As stated in previous unveilings, the graphic represents a distinctive basketball points of view, based on roughly 1,000 directional changes, or “cuts,” that a player may make during the course of a game.
NIKE HYPER ELITE JERSEY
A flocked lining at the inside of the neck allows the athlete to comfortably wipe excess moisture from the face. Ultra-lightweight stretch mesh in the back of the jersey serves to regulate the temperature of the player along the spine, where athletes tend to heat up the most. Redeveloped, lightweight sphere fabric in the front of the jersey helps to maintain a comfortable body temperature by wicking moisture, while eliminating cling from excess sweat.
NIKE HYPER ELITE SHORTS
A perforated, vented waistband in the Nike Hyper Elite shorts provides a level of cooling, while maintaining the comfort and security that athletes require. A new, performance flex vent placed by the knee allows the game short to flex when the player moves. The addition of a flocked "wipe zone" at either hip allows a comfortable spot to dry hands as sweat builds up.
The continuation of performance perforated zones at the side of the short allows the moisture management properties of the Nike Pro Combat Hypercool shorts or Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts worn underneath to work as a complete system.
Brazil will debut their new uniforms against the United States in an exhibition game at the United Center on August 16 at 9:00 p.m. EST.