Over the past decades, PUMA has dedicated its finest and boldest designs in football to its African federations. Continuing this spirit of design and innovation, PUMA has developed a new evoKNIT kit to be worn by Cameroon in their friendly international against France tonight, and Côte d’Ivoire vs Gabon later this weekend. Ghana will try out their new technological design in a game later this year.
These games become a real life testing ground for the future of PUMA’s football performance technologies in kit design. These shirt prototypes feature evoKNIT technology – a knitted design for lightweight, form-fitting comfort as well as thermoregulation and performance enhancement properties. The seamless torso construction is the first ever on pitch.
This shirt features a dynamic moisture management system. Two yarns create a push-pull effect, the yarn closest to the skin rapidly removes sweat from the athlete’s body. The top layer yarn then pushes the moisture away and completely removes it. To achieve this, PUMA worked with highly technical machinery that until now, has never been used in the football industry. The innovative construction process creates comfort from the start as the shirt is first built as a seamless tube to which the sleeves, also tubes, are added.
These Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Ghana shirts reinforce power, regulate temperature, and allow for freedom of movement. They enable our African teams to play at their loudest volume.