After a terrible 2020 where we hardly got to play or watch the game we love, we could all do with a fresh start. Our friends at Nike have duly obliged (as they always do) with the release of their new 2021 range!

Nike’s focus for 2021, as well as their usual on-point styles and fabrics, is very much on sustainability and making sure that the world’s future footballers have a healthy world to compete in.

The ‘Move to Zero’ initiative revolves around Nike’s aim to move towards zero carbon emissions and zero waste, which is evident in the number of items in the 2021 range made from 100% recycled polyester.

As well as the sustainability theme, the aesthetics of the 2021 Range are very much inspired by classic kit styles while still being noticeably modern. The modern technology embedded in the new items makes for peak on-pitch performance and comfort like never before.

Let’s take a look…

Firstly, the essentials. You can’t play football without a top on although our friend Cristiano Ronaldo probably would if he could.

Thus, Nike have given us the Nike Strike II Jersey!

In a variety of colours and sizes, this classic jersey (with modern twists on the sleeves and sides) is made with at least 75% recycled polyester fibres, sticking to the new ‘Move to Zero’ initiative. The Dri-FIT technology helps get rid of any excess sweat to keep you composed and comfortable while playing.

If that’s not to your liking, your club’s kitman won’t be able to help themselves with the following jersey. The Nike Park Derby III SS Jersey also uses the ‘classically modern’ theme to impress. With its V-neck shape, vibrant colours and modern technology (including Dri-FIT tech, mesh panels for extra breathability and made from 100% recycled polyester), the mixture of nostalgia and class emanating from this jersey is hard to beat.

The classic style continues with the Nike Striped Division IV SS Jersey. In a variety of colours and sizes this jersey also comes with Dri-FIT technology to move sweat away from the skin and with a lightweight mesh panel on the back for extra breathability. All of this adds up to a comfortable, stylish jersey perfect for those with a thing for vertical stripes!

It’s not just new match-wear that Nike have introduced for 2021. A variety of new training gear has arrived to help you feel (and look) your best when you’re putting in the hard work. Introducing the new Academy 21 Trainingwear range:

The Women’s Academy 21 Drill Top is made with 100% recycled polyester and includes the incredibly useful Dri-FIT technology. The lightweight fabric of this drill top stretches with you while you move, while the thumb holes help keep your sleeves in place, meaning that no matter what training exercise is being carried out your comfort is assured. This Drill Top comes in a variety of colours and sizes as well as a men’s version.

Unsurprisingly, the sustainable yet comfortable theme continues with the Nike Academy 21 Woven Pants. Made with 100% recycled polyester and Dri-FIT technology, these training pants were already off to a winner. The addition of tapered legs keeps your feet clear while running and dribbling, making these an addition to your training kit that you won’t want to miss!

The new Nike 2021 range offers everything a team or individual could need for training and games. The items above are just a sample of the range of items that Nike have introduced and we at Direct Soccer absolutely love the new styles! The rest of which can be found here >