Back in August Norway gave the just 15 year old Martin Ødegaard his national team debut. This laid the foundation for a revitalised belief in the Norwegian national team, which in turn was followed up by the news that Nike and Norway would partner up for their new shirts. Now Nike have unveiled the first results of that partnership and we see it right here.
The successes have been few and far between, since Norway shocked the world with their 2-1 win against Brazil at the 1998 World Cup in France. Now the Norwegians dream of setting foot on French soil again, as the qualification for Euro 2016 begins again after a long break.
And on the journey to their dream, Nike have joined forces with the Norwegian squad and presented the shirts that Martin Ødegaard and Co. will play in for the remainder of the qualification games. The design is built up around Norway’s traditional colours and in a very simple style, where the Football Association’s logo plays a large role.
With Nike’s new shirts the Norwegians will get some of the nicest sportswear available. The shirts are developed with Dri-FIT, laser-carved ventilation holes and the special 3D scanning technology that gives you a millimeter perfect fit, which is far more comfortable to perform in.
“The kits feels great, look modern and yet are very classic designs,” said Martin Ødegaard, Norway’s youngest-ever senior international.
Nike and Norway will work together until 2021 and this is the first result of their collaboration together. We think there is plenty of reason for the Norwegians to be optimistic. What do you think?