As Kevin Durant and company get set for this summer’s FIBA Basketball World Cup,
In terms of construction, the new design’s flocked lining, strategically placed at the inside of the neck, allows a player to comfortably wipe excess moisture from his face while ultra-lightweight stretch mesh at the back of the jersey regulates body temperature. Newly redeveloped, the sphere fabric on the jersey’s front further helps in maintaining a comfortable body temperature by wicking away moisture and eliminating the cling that results from excess sweat.
The shorts themselves even include a perforated, vented waistband and incorporate flex vents at the knees for articulation to coincide with player movement. Like the jersey, the shorts sport a flocked “wipe zone”–this time placed at the hip so a player can wipe sweat away from his hands. Finally, additional perforations are included throughout and work in conjunction with Nike’s Pro Combat Hypercool and Hyperstrong underlayer.
Team USA’s latest Nike Basketball kit is due out August 7 at select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com, and will make its on-court debut that night as the USA takes on Brazil in an exhibition at Chicago’s United Center.