Gilas Pilipinas will be wearing fancy new jerseys equipped with the latest in performance wear technology when the team goes to battle in the Fiba Olympic Qualifiers this July at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Nike unveiled the 2016 Gilas Pilipinas national team kits as well as the jerseys of Team USA, China, and Spain among other countries it sponsors during the Nike Innovation Summit in New York City.
The new jerseys' most notable feature is the Nike Aeroswift technology that has innovative base layers for a lighter, tailored fit 'to minimize game-time distractions and maximize performance,' according to the statement released by Nike. Even the shorts' waistband have been adjusted to be more comfortable, breathable, and secure.
Slight changes in the look have been made to the new Gilas jerseys as well. The fonts used on the letters and numbers have been tweaked, plus the team name and number are luminous. Also, on the white home jerseys, the font color has been changed to red, compared to the blue font color previously used.
Gilas Pilipinas will debut the new jerseys on July 5 when they face France.