Leaked Nike 2022 World Cup Template vs Adidas TechFit PowerWeb Kits

The first images of the Nike 2022 World Cup collections give us an early look at the brand's new high-end template. It looks pretty futuristic but also reminded many of Adidas' kits around 10 years ago.

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Adidas TechFit PowerWeb was not liked at all by kit traditionalistsIn late 2009, Adidas released the Adidas TechFit PowerWeb kit technology, debuted on the brand's 2010 World Cup kits. The compression technology Adidas TechFit PowerWeb was ultra-light and ultra-tight-fit but also controversial among kit aficionados and especially traditionalists.

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Adidas TechFit PowerWeb vs Nike 2022 World Cup

Similar to the Adidas TechFit PowerWeb kits, the Nike 2022 World Cup template appears to have plastic brands in strategically paced areas.

The TPU bands of the Adidas TechFit 2010s kits are made for reduced muscle vibration and oscillation, reducing energy loss and muscle fatigue as well as improved muscle recovery and less wear and tear during training.

Two things made the Adidas TechFit PowerWeb kits very eye-catching - the ultra-light fit and the visible TPU plastic bands.

By far not all players used TechFit PowerWeb kitsBack in the 2010s, not all players wore the TechFit shirts. Instead, some like Robben used extremely tight-fitting TechFit kits, others used more relaxed TechFit kits while many professionals did not wear the TechFit kits at all.

Adidas TechFit PowerWeb vs Nike 2022 World Cup Template - Similarities

  • Cutting-Edge
  • Heat-applied logos
  • Lightweight
  • Tighter fit than replica
  • TPU bands (not confirmed yet)

Adidas TechFit PowerWeb vs Nike 2022 World Cup Template - Likely Differences

  • Knit pattern: Nike Vaporknit 3D Knit pattern based on sweat and anti-cling maps of the body - Adidas TechFit kit featured a standard material without knitted patterns
  • Nike template to be worn by all players
  • Nike template is certainly not as tight-fitting

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Nike's elastic bands could be also just knitted elements... So stay tuned for the first real-life images of the Nike 2022 World Cup template for a better look and possible confirmation of "plastic bands".

Do you think the Nike 2022 World Cup template will have a similar tight cut as the Adidas TechFit jerseys? Comment below.