• 10-DEC-2020

10th December 2020, New Balance has revealed Costa Rica’s 2021 Home and Away kits, featuring partially recycled fabric used in the football jerseys from the global athletic leader.

Los Ticos are set to wear the shirts partially made from recycled materials, in celebration of Costa Rica’s 200-year bicentennial in 2021. Taking inspiration from the country’s diverse wildlife, the design uses shapes derived from morphogenesis and the natural landscape.

A bold animal graphic print flows across the home jersey in the nation’s red and blue tones, with a flattering v-neck collar completing the look. The away strip also embraces the naturalistic pattern and is introduced in a royal blue and white palette.

To create the bespoke design, New Balance used partially recycled materials as the canvas for its tribute to Costa Rica’s commitment to their ecosystem. The republic is widely recognised as a world leader in sustainability and environmental protection.

General Manager of New Balance Football, Kenny McCallum said: “We’re extremely proud and excited to collaborate with Costa Rica these jerseys partially made with recycled fabric. Honouring the nation’s longstanding commitment to sustainability was incredibly important to our design team for the bicentennial year. We’re making positive strides across the business to operate more sustainably and recognise the ability football has in helping to amplify the message of environmental protection. Los Ticos are the ultimate team to further these initiatives.”

Costa Rica and New Balance athlete Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez, “The new kit is incredibly strong. It’s always a proud moment to put on the national colours but this design feels extra special because it recognises Costa Rica and I know the team cannot wait to wear it”.  

Developed using innovative NB Dry technology, the front, back and sleeve panels of the jerseys are made from 100% recycled polyester. A jacquard ventilation system helps promote optimum breathability and comfort.

Costa Rica is recognised as one of the most sustainable countries by the World Energy Council and is home to 6% of the planet’s biodiversity, it is common to discover new species there every year.

The full range of New Balance Costa Rica Kit products are on-sale now.


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