Just days after revealing England’s new home kit (more here), England and Nike has unveiled the new away shirt and kit.
Nike detailed the shirt on their website as follows; “Nike’s new England away kit evokes the team’s rich history, national pride and distinctive style. The kit sees the welcome return of England’s most popular and evocative red away colour. First worn in 1951, England famously wore red shirts when they won the World Cup at Wembley in 1966.”
The new away shirt has the look of a polo style with an entirely red body and has a tailored collar. The placket has two buttons; the bottom one is red, while the top one is white with red thread to replicate the St George’s cross.
The crest celebrates the Football Association’s 150th anniversary, the iconic three lions crest is gold with a gold star above the crest to mark England’s win in 1966. There is a gold ribbon graphic beneath which proudly displays “150 years” and the dates 1863 – 2013.
The away shorts are white with another gold crest on the front, while the socks are red with a thin white band at the top.
Nike say, “The kit showcases Nike’s belief in style, craft and pride while enhancing the performance of players with key technological features.”
Early fan reaction has been more positive than that given to the new home kit, but a number of supporters have expressed reservations to the new design.
What do you think to the new shirt and kit? Comments welcome below.
England shirts and kits available here.
Classic England kits of the past available here.