Buyer’s guide to soccer apparel

Buyer’s guide to soccer apparel

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When choosing your next soccer apparel, although personal taste plays a big role, you should also consider fit, comfort and the materials used. Consider the following areas before your next soccer apparel purchase.


Fit- You should make sure that you try on your apparel, to ensure that it isn’t too big or too small. You should be able to move comfortably. Sizes range from youth small to extra large. Sizes could vary according to the styles you choose. Your size decision, should remain the same as that of your normal clothes. Make sure that the size you choose, allows you to freely move, since you will be active in your apparel.

Material- Before purchasing your soccer apparel look at the items care label for material details and care instructions. The most common soccer apparels are made of 100% polyester material. These jerseys have good moisture management properties, are lightweight and breathable. If you have more money to spend, you could opt for moisture management fabrics. Which are great for there wicking properties. These fabrics will leave your skin dry, by raising moisture to the top layer of the fabric. Brands like adidas climacool and climalite, Nike’s dri fit, Diadora’s DiaDry and Admiral’s Active/Dry are great options. Some fabrics will include blends. These will give you the moisture management properties together with added comfort. Just make sure that the blend you choose is not too heavy. Some soccer apparel will have invisible mesh constructions, which will ensure you stay cool throughout your game.

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