Vapor Match vs Stadium vs Tee - Comparing All Versions of the New Nike 2016 National Team Kits

Unveiled last week, the new Nike national team jerseys will go on sale this Thursday, March 24, 2016. With the authentic match shirts being based on the all-new Nike Vapor kit technology, how do they compare to what's available for supporters? Let's take a look at all the different versions Nike has in store.

England 2016 Away shirt - Vapor Match, Stadium, Match Tee


Fans will be able to buy the exact same jerseys as worn by the world's best teams on-pitch, called Nike Vapor Match. Available only for the teams that feature the new tech (Brazil, England, France, Netherlands, Portugal, United States), they boast the new AeroSwift technology, while authentic shorts and socks are also available for the first time this year.

Nike Vapor Match Shirt vs Stadium Shirt


The next option are the so-called Stadium shirts, the standard option for supporters. Retailing at £60, they come with a few differences compared to the Match option. Most notably are the different material, as well as the team name detailing at the back neck which is knitted in the most premium version.

France 2016 Away shirt - Vapor Match, Stadium, Match Tee


Additionally, Nike is offering Match Tees, which are based on a standard tee and only slightly resemble the actual jerseys. Thus, they retail at less than half the price of the Stadium shirts.

New Women's Shirts




Also completely revamped this year is the cut of the women's Stadium jerseys which now feature a much different cut than previously, one that echoes that of Adidas' much-critiqued women's shirts.

Looking at prices, the Nike Vapor Match shirts retail at £100 (€140, $150), while the Stadium variant is available at £60 (€85, $90), both in the men's and the women's cut. Last, the cheapest option are the Match Tees at a mere £20 (€30).

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