With over 1 million Australians playing the sport each year, it’s no surprise that football madness is reaching a fever pitch as we all gear up for Australia’s first FIFA World Cup match in Russia tomorrow evening.
But this craze isn’t just reserved for on the field, as recent fashion trends have seen jerseys become a style staple with labels like Versace and Koche debuting soccer scarves and jerseys in their recent collections. Promoting comfort, versatility and a way to wear your heart on your sleeve, jerseys are the ultimate form of streetwear. If you happened to watch triple j’s Like A Version this morning you would have noticed B Wise sporting (excuse the pun) that exact style.
With the recent release of the Nike National Team Kits for the Socceroos and Matildas, Australian fans and fashion-heads can join in the jersey trend in true style. Both the home and away kits, as well as the off-pitch uniform, are available for purchase in our nation’s traditional yellow and green colour ways.
Gold from top to bottom, the kit resembles a sea of gold with a rolling wave graphic that runs along the sleeve and shoulders, outlined in dark green.
The home kit pays homage to the epic coming of age match in Australia – November 2005 – when the Socceroos defeated Uruguay to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. Team captain Mark Viduka called on the support of every Australian fan to create a “sea of gold”.
The collection is available now on nike.com.