The new FC Barcelona third kit for the 2013/2014 season is a powerful black with yellow trimmings. The shirt, which will go on sale starting this Friday September 21st, stands out for its black modern sailor collar with a smooth black body and striking yellow vertical stripes. Fans will note the yellow and red colours of the Catalan flag on the inside of the collar and the sleeves.
The shorts of the new third kit are black with a vertical yellow stripe on both sides. The socks are also black and feature the yellow and red colours of the Catalan flag on the back.
The kit is a clear example of Nike’s commitment to style, quality manufacture and passion, as well as making a contribution to the footballer’s performance thanks to the latest technological innovations that it incorporates.
A good example of this is the fact that the kit is made of recycled polyester, as part of Nike's commitment to producing high performance clothing with a low environmental impact. The shirt and the shorts of each kit are manufactured from up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles.
Special weave and Nike Dri-FIT
In addition, the kit weighs just 150 grams, 23% less than previous Nike designs. It is characterized by a weave that is 20% stronger and of clearly superior flexibility. Thanks to Nike Dri-FIT technology, sweat is removed from the body through the weave until it evaporates, keeping the footballer fresh and dry.
For added comfort and thermal regulation, ventilation zones consisting of tiny laser-cut holes are provided in the armpits and on the elastic band of the shorts. Airflow is increased thanks to the mesh panel that runs across the back.