Academy 21 is Nike’s new training range, taking over from the popular Academy 19, and we’ve got a lot of time for it. We’ve got new Midlayers, track tops, tech pants, training tops, polos and beyond. All of which come in a wide range of colours, as well as women’s fit options.

Time to upgrade your team’s training kit? If the answer is yes, let’s take a closer look at your options. And if the answer is no. Well have a look anyway, you might change your mind.


Academy 21: Training Tees & Polos

If you’re looking for a versatile and stylish training shirt then look no further than the Academy 21 Training Top, featuring raglan style sleeves and mesh panels to help ventilation. It also features the hollowed out Nike swoosh, which we became familiar with from the Academy 19 range. A great value option either as a team performance tee or an addition to your individual training collection.

Or if you’re after something a bit smarter, the new Academy 21 Polo strikes the perfect balance between a performance garment and a traditional polo shirt. Dri-FIT technology promotes breathability, while a fold-over collar and double button provide a clean-cut look.


Nike Academy 21: Training & Tracksuit Tops

Building a team identity is about more than just what you wear on the pitch. Turning up to matches and training in a fresh set of team tracksuits looks professional and lets the opposition know you mean business. Especially when you’re donning the Swoosh. Even if you’re feeling a little worse for wear from the night before, it’s all about appearances…

If a good old fashioned team tracksuit top is what you’re after then you are catered for with a number of options from this range. There are two track tops to choose from – ‘Knitted’ and ‘Woven’. The knitted version provides a slightly closer fit with a stretchier feel than the woven jacket. Whichever material you go for, both feature zip pockets, Dri-FIT technology and are guaranteed to elevate your team’s trainingwear.

If you’re after something a little different to the traditional tracksuit jacket then check out the Academy 21 Midlayer. If a tracksuit jacket and a sweatshirt got together and made love this is what you would get… Ok a bit weird but you get the point. This year’s incarnation of the classic midlayer features a ¼ zip for ventilation. Other notable benefits are stretchy Dri-FIT material for supreme comfort and thumbholes which keep your sleeves in place and also just look pretty cool.

Nike Academy 21: Bottoms & Shorts

Much like the tracksuit tops, there are also woven and knit options when it comes to the bottom half of your new team ensemble. The Academy 21 Tech Knit Pants come with all of the comfort, style and versatility of the always popular Tech Pants that came before them. But if you’re after a slightly more traditional, looser fitting tracksuit bottom, then the Academy 21 Woven Track Pants are the ones for you.

When summer finally comes around (and I think we can all agree that won’t be soon enough) you’ll be needing some training shorts. The Academy 21 Training Shorts feature Dri-FIT fabric and mesh panels which will keep you cool during those sweltering summer sessions. Reckon you can be the man that brings “cut-offs” back into fashion? Well be our guest with the Academy 21 ¾ Knit Pants. They are like the tech pants but with the bottom quarter chopped off.

Nike Academy 21: Women’s Fit Options

It should be noted that all of the above products can be considered as unisex. But the key to comfort is often finding the perfect fit. And that’s why Nike have included four specific women’s fit garments in the Academy 21 range.

The Women’s Academy 21 Training Top, Performance Polo, Knit Track Jacket, Midlayer, Tech Pants and Training Shorts have all been designed with the female shape in mind. Maximum comfort for everyone in training is the aim of the game.

Move To Zero

Move to Zero is Nike’s journey towards zero carbon and zero waste to help protect the future of sport. Almost the entire Academy 21 range is made using 100% recycled polyester.

So you can put the hours in at the gym or on the training pitch in the knowledge that your look is sustainably sourced. And looks good too of course…


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