As the Philippines national basketball team prepares to compete in their 6th World Cup in China, Nike, in partnership with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), unveiled the new home and away kit for the Gilas Pilipinas.
Inspired by the passion and spirit of the national team, the new Vapor kit uses a dimensional texturized yarn that stands off the skin to help reduce cling while increasing breathability. Its body heat map engineered, lightweight and quick-dry structure allows for zero game-time distractions while maximizing performance and comfort on court. As Nike believes in a sustainable future through sport, the new kits are also constructed with recycled polyester for lower environmental impact while delivering on performance.
Jino Ferrer, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines said, “In the 13th year of our partnership with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), we are proud to innovate new designs for the team. While the kits cater to evolving demands of the game, the inspiration is this new generation of athletes – an ode to their grit, spirit and journey on and off the court as they make our nation proud. We wish the team every success in China.”
The new blue jerseywill be available at select Nike retail outlets across the country starting August 15, for 3,595PHP.