Skins compression

Skins Compression and Modern Kits:

A Lineage Modern football uniforms were not conceived until many years after the game of football, was made. The very first football games were held between teams that did not have uniform kits to distinguish one team from another. Eventually teams began to wear uniform kits as leagues started to become more formal. This was the starting point for the evolution of uniform kits all the way to the skins compression garments we see today.

The first uniform kits were only made from natural fabrics such as cotton or wool, this made uniforms very hot for the football players. Back then nobody ever thought of tinkering with the materials they would use for their uniform kits. Instead people tried to test different colour patterns and different designs such as collared uniform kits or those with V necks. By the 1990’s teams began to use artificial fabrics like polyester which changed the landscape of uniform kits forever.Polyester made it easier to mass produce uniform kits.

The dying process meant more flashy and intricate designs leading to the kind of football jerseys that could be worn by fans in public, and more importantly during the matches. Notwithstanding its aesthetic, financial, and marketing advantages, these new uniform kits also had the advantage of helping a player’s body breathe and being less prone to absorbing too much moisture. In layman’s terms the new jerseys were more comfortable to wear and meant less strain on the players.Polyester also marked the commercialization of the football jerseys that teams wore. Since polyester was cheap, it was easy to mass produce and sell them to the market. Now, most shirts have a unique and colourful design to ensure that it can be worn by the typical fan in public. Majority of football fans are very brand loyal, which is most likely the main reason that the shirts get to sell so much.

Skins compression garments came after polyester, changing the way clothing affected a player’s performance in a way never before achieved. A lot of funds have been invested in researching new materials, designs and how the fabric is woven. The most recent trend is the rise of skins compression garments. The benefits of skins compression garments have been scientifically proven and published in medical journals. These compression garments have several benefits such as an accelerated recovery process from injuries, reduction in exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD), improved oxygenation, and many more.
The main benefit of this is better circulation throughout the entire body meaning better performance and reduction in metabolic wastes produced during heavy exercise.

Skins compression garments are usually worn by players underneath their uniform kits as regulations prevent them from wearing them on their football jersey. Also any player who wishes to wear skins compression garments underneath their uniform kits must wear compression garments that match the colour of their kits. Looking back and seeing how far football apparel has gone makes it difficult to predict what’s in store for the future of football development.