adidas’ Just Dropped Some of the Best Kits of the Decade for the Women’s World Cup
From the world's best landscapes to the biggest tournament in the world.
adidas have unveiled the away kits for several nations ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer, and they’re just as awe inspiring as the landscapes they’re based on.
The Three Stripes’ latest drops for Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Spain and Sweden all draw inspiration from nature, celebrating unique natural scenery found in each nation.
adidas’ ambition behind the designs was to create a connection between players and fans by encouraging a shared appreciation of the wonders of the natural environment in their country, as explained by Sam Handy, Vice President Product and Design, adidas Football: “As with every major competition, we know the designs will become etched into football’s history books.
“With the tournament being held in Australia and New Zealand – two countries with iconic landscapes – we wanted to create a common theme throughout our kits, in celebration of the wonders of the natural environments that can be found around the world.”
From the striking landscapes of Serranía de Hornocal in the north to Ushuaia in the south, the Argentina away kit signifies the diverse natural landscapes found across the country, whilst the Colombian away kit pays homage to the many hues of the Caño Cristales River – often referred to as the ‘River of Five Colors’.
A range of colours and textures have been used in the construction of the kits such as the various deep greens found in Germany’s away shirt – inspired by the country’s vast woodland, including the iconic Black Forest and the famous Zauberwald or ‘Enchanted Forest’ – and Japan’s gradient pinks and purples representative of Mount Fuji’s sunrises.
The Spanish away jersey takes inspiration from the beautiful coral reefs that can be found around Spain’s vast coastlines – a feature the country shares with the famous coral reefs found in the tournament’s host nations of Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile Sweden’s away jersey is inspired by the vast glacial rivers and ice caps that can be found across the country. Combining a changing glacial blue graphic, with trims and details in the iconic yellow color synonymous with the nation
The kits are constructed using materials and textures to help keep players feeling cool with HEAT.RDY technology, optimized to keep players feeling comfortable while performing on the biggest stage. Whilst the brand’s AEROREADY technology uses sweat wicking or absorbent materials to keep players feeling dry.
Both authentic and replica versions of each kit are made from a yarn containing 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, re-imagined plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our ocean. The other 50% of the yarn is recycled polyester. Just one of the innovations that represent adidas’ commitment to help end plastic waste.
All of the kits can be purchased now via adidas online as well as selected retailers.
Take a closer look at the designs below.