A baller’s guide to layering | Get ready for the winter with Unisport and Nike

07.12.2020

Written by Lasse Nybro Petersen

Unisport and Nike have teamed up in order to help you through these tough and cold winter months. Because you have to keep yourself sharp and in shape, in order to stay on top of the game. And you have to stay warm and look nice outside the pitch as well. So buckle up, and let us guide you on how to layer up and get the full look of football.

When it's cold, it can be difficult to choose the right outfit. You don't want to have too much clothes on, because then you can’t move and you feel heavy. On the other side, if you don’t have enough clothes on, you will freeze and might get sick. On top of that, you probably want to look good as well. So there are a lot of things to consider, when the winter is here.

Now you won't have to worry anymore. Because we will guide you and help you make the right decisions. And we are not just talking about your outfit on the pitch. We will also guide you on how to look amazing and keep warm off pitch. Let’s go!

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Performance / On pitch

Training wear

When moving onto the pitch, you have to feel light and warm at the same time. But how is that possible when it’s almost zero degrees outside, you might think. Well, it’s pretty simple. You just need the right training wear. First of all, you would have to have base layer on the inside. The base layer is very important for you to feel comfortable, as it can help you stay dry and warm at the same time. On the outside you would probably need a training shirt or training jacket, as well as some training pants. That’s the basic stuff. But to be fully ready for the cold, you definitely need a pair of player gloves and the latest innovation called snood, which protects your neck, mouth, nose and ears from the cold.

Football boots

Now that we got your training wear covered, we’ll move onto a quite important part of your outfit before stepping onto the pitch. The football boots. Lately we’ve seen some crazy designs and colourways from Nike, and back in August we actually got a brand new boot, called Phantom GT. So the two pairs of boots we want to highlight are the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite FG Dream Speed 3 and the Nike Phantom GT Elite. Nike Mercurial is the choice of weapon for some of the biggest stars in football, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé, Bruno Fernandes, Eden Hazard and Erling Haaland. Just to mention a few. The Phantom GT is also a favourite across some of the biggest stars in football. We could mention Kevin De Bruyne, Kai Havertz, Pernille Harder and Lautaro Martinez - and add some of the biggest talents, such as Mason Greenwood, Phil Foden and Eduardo Camavinga. If those boots aren’t good enough for you, then we are not sure, we can help you.

Training equipment

Now you are ready to step onto the pitch feeling comfortable, keeping warm and looking good. But you still miss something, before it gets really fun. You need some equipment. The most important equipment is of course a football. And to make it even easier for you to see the ball in the dark and grey weather - or even in snowy conditions - Nike have made their famously Hi-Vis balls. When that is sorted out, you might want some training equipment, like agility ladders and training cones. Because it’s not only important to stay in shape. It would be even better, if you could become faster and quicker on your feet - and at last a better football player.

Now you know how good you are able to look on pitch. Afterwards we’ll guide you on how to look cool outside the pitch as well.

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Lifestyle / Off pitch

Apparel

Like mentioned earlier, it’s important to look cool and feel comfortable off pitch as well as on pitch. Luckily we can easily help you with that. Whether you are out watching a football match, or just chillin with your friends. When you are off pitch and it's cold, we think it’s a nice win-win having a hoodie and a cap or beanie on, because all of them can keep you warm and are cool-looking. The hoodie offers you a hood to put on, if it’s too cold and the cap or beanie can keep your head warm. Another important clothing piece for a true baller are the sweatpants. Sweatpants might be the most comfortable piece of your wardrobe. And often are sweatpants good to play football in as well. So you are always ready to join a game.

Jackets

The most important piece of clothes in the winter, when you are off pitch, must be the winter jacket. A good jacket is the one that looks good but most important of all keeps you warm. It can be the decider of feeling good or freezing. Nike has a great variety of jackets, including plain winter jackets, fleece jackets and maybe you are lucky enough to find a jacket with your favorite club’s logo on it. Sometimes in the winter, it’s not the temperature that’s the problem. It can also be the wind. Therefore should a rain jacket be a thing to look for as well.

Sneakers

Last but definitely not least, we got an item, you can’t underestimate. They are just as important off the pitch, as the football boots are on the pitch.What you choose on this topic says a lot about, who you are and what kind of personality you got. We are of course talking about sneakers. Sneakers have in recent years become a huge part of the fashion and football world and it can quickly become a fashion statement, so choose wisely. Nike are one of the biggest in the sneaker game, and they got some pretty awesome and iconic silos suchs as the Air Max, React, Jordan and Air Force. You should definitely find a pair of sneakers if you want to complete the look of football.

Check our winter training collection right here!