Peru Wears Their Souls On Their Sleeves in New Adidas National Team Kits

Players from Peru’s national football teams will wear their souls on their sleeves with their new kits, manufactured by Adidas.

The kits were released on Tuesday, January 17, with the tagline “Ponte el Alma,” which translates to “Put On the Soul,” according to Google. This is the first Adidas kit for Peru, who had most recently partnered with Marathon from 2018 to 2022 and with Umbro from 2011 to 2018.

The new kits retain the white base and red sash that Peru has worn since at least 1936. The Federación Peruana de Fútbol (FPF) crest, bordered in gold, sits inside the sash on the left chest. The V-neck collar is red, as is the Adidas logo on the right chest, the Adidas shoulder stripes, stripes around the sleeves and stripes running down the sides and across the back hem.

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“It has a classic design and modern touches, respecting the history of our team and highlighting the red stripe in honor of the Peruvian flag,” reads Adidas’s Peruvian website (translated to English by Google). “Created using fabrics made from recycled materials with AEROREADY wicking technology to keep players and fans comfortable at all times.”

The sash is cut off at the shoulder by the raglan sleeves, but continues on the back of the shirt. The names and numbers will be black, with a white outline on the numbers, and use the same font Adidas used for most of the teams it outfitted at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Peru’s new away shirt is mostly red, with black halftone gradient stripes made of parallelograms running diagonally across the front. This is a pattern Adidas has used a couple of times for European club teams this season, including a fourth kit for French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais and a third kit for Portuguese Primeira Liga side SL Benfica.

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The V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs are solid white, along with the Adidas logo on chest and the Adidas shoulder stripes.

The halftone gradient stripes continue on the bottom half of the back of the jersey, while the top half is solid red for legibility of the names and numbers. As seen above, the away kit will have the same name and number styles as the home kit.

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Peru’s under-20 men’s national team will debut the new kits in the 2023 South American Youth Football Championship, which kicks off Thursday in Colombia. Peru faces Brazil in the first match of the tournament.