October 10, 2019 - Designed as a symbol of solidarity and shared identity, Nike will launch a Black History Month UK jersey in celebration of the most influential black British athletes. The jersey is being worn by the England senior men’s national team — including Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, Marcus Rashford, Callum Wilson, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho and Jordan Henderson — during the international camp this October and is available October 11 for Nike Members and October 15 on nike.com in the UK.
The jersey aligns with Nike’s belief that sport has the power to unite and that all athletes should be treated equally. This October, Nike celebrates black British athletes and their contribution to sport across an array of avenues that include providing pathways to success, celebrating the community through sport and integrating solidarity as a symbol through the Nike brand.
PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
Nike is committed to creating the next generation of future leaders by investing in training for underserved minority youth in London, providing development opportunities and pathways to create positive change. Nike is partnering with Sported – one of the leading Sport for Development charities in the UK – over the next 12 months to mentor 12 entrepreneurial young Londoners who are inspiring and enabling the next generation to play more sport in their local communities. Visit www.sported.org.uk for more information on how to apply beginning October 15.
In addition to increasing equity in the community, Nike is working with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and PA Learning to elevate opportunity for women in sport by amplifying the visibility of women’s sports coverage in the UK. In tandem and through free courses, the three organizations are investing in the future generation of sports journalists by arming up-and-coming sports journalists with the skills and knowledge to better integrate the women’s sport conversation.
REACHING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH SPORT
Nike is working alongside its partners at Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur, The FA, The Premier League and more to level the playing field for all black British athletes. This month, Nike is linking with Chelsea FC on an initiative delivered across more than 50 primary schools to pupils aged 5-11 to take part in a Black History Month poetry competition. Throughout October, Tottenham Hotspur is celebrating Black History Month as part of their commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all, in partnership with Nike.
A celebration of black British athletic performance and contribution to sport will be showcased through a photography exhibition at NikeTown London. A partnership with Black In The Day will invite the community to share their stories through the company’s 1948 space in Shoreditch.
July 18, 2019 - Fresh from its N17 homecoming and the opening of a stunning new stadium, 2019 Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur head into the new campaign full of optimism and ambition. The club’s new kits are a sophisticated take on its traditional colors, a fitting ode to an iconic identity.
“It’s a special time at the club right now. The team has been making great progress, and with the move to the new stadium it feels like we have real momentum behind us," says Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane. "The kit looks great, it has a classic feel to it; it’s 100 percent Spurs."
At home, the Spurs will wear pure white shirts, deep blue shorts and white socks. The shirt is framed by blue trim to the V-neck collar and sleeves. Within the trim, the word “Spurs” is subtly apparent and the club motto, “To Dare Is To Do,” is hidden inside the shirt. The shorts are completed by white detailing, and the socks feature a blue hoop and the word “Spurs” at the middle of the shin.
“Tottenham Hotpsur is a club which has been on an upward trajectory for some time now," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "They are doing it in a determined, skillful and fearless manner — all the characteristics we associate with young Londoners. Given all of this positivity, we felt it was only right to deliver kits that are Tottenham, through and through."
The Spurs away look makes a bold statement in deep navy with a vivid purple graphic — formed by jagged type lines reading “Spurs” — at the front of the shirt. “The away shirt combines blue and purple in a nod to famous kits from the past," says Hoppins. "Importantly, just like the club, the word 'Spurs' only moves forward and upward within the shape of the graphic."
The away uniform incorporates the club’s motto in Latin, “Audere Est Facere,” within the shirt and finishes the navy socks with a purple hoop.
The 2019-20 Tottenham Hotspur home kit launches July 18 and the away kit releases August 3. Both will be available on nike.com.
July 17, 2019 - Chelsea Football Club will celebrate London’s fashion history each time its teams play away this season: The new away kit is inspired by the Mod culture that thrived on the King’s Road, a short walk from Stamford Bridge, in the 1960s.
The shirt is a crisp white polo jersey with a red-and-blue trimmed button-down collar. “The kit is really beautiful, with so many nice touches," says Chelsea Women forward Fran Kirby. "I know a little bit about Mod fashion and culture and you can see its influence on the kit. I think it’s a shirt you could wear to the game, but also in any situation, and I’m sure the fans will like it."
Some of those touches include the inscription “Pride of London” on the buttons and within the shirt. The head-to-toe look is completed by white shorts and Chelsea blue socks, which feature a white-red-white stripe midway up the calf.
“The concept we came up with is a homage to the Mods of 1960s London and their sharp style," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "It really comes together through this iconic white polo, finished off with red and blue stripes from Chelsea’s heritage. We feel this kit will make the players feel super sharp when playing on the road."
The 2019-20 Chelsea away kit is available on nike.com.
July 11, 2019 - Like AS Roma’s new home kit, the Giallorossi's 2019-20 away look is inspired by Jupiter, the Roman God of the Sky. In the design, the lightning bolt takes center stage — it runs like a sash, from the left shoulder to the right hip, jagging its way down an otherwise white shirt with vivid shades of crimson and orange.
“When you combine Roma’s famous colors with the depth of the city’s mythology then you have a really potent mix," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "The lightning theme is a powerful concept for 2019-20, and I think both the home and away kits give fresh takes while staying true to the club’s identity."
The kit is completed by crimson shorts and white socks, which feature a yellow lightning bolt detail as well as a Nike swoosh and the words “AS Roma” midway up the shin.
The 2019-20 AS Roma away kit is available July 12 on nike.com, asromastore.com and in official retailers.
June 25, 2019 - A regal new away kit is in store for the FC Internazionale Milano 2019-20 season.
The vivid aquamarine jersey is meant to evoke memories of the goalkeeper’s kit worn by Julio Cesar the season after winning the historic treble in 2009-10.
Embellished with black and gold trim, the jersey takes inspiration from the elegance and grandeur of the city of Milan. The inside of the shirt features a Milanese cross that pays tribute to the architecture of the city’s cherished Duomo.
“I think this is a really fresh away look for Inter for 2019-20,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “It’s great to be able to do that while also tapping into so much Milanese tradition."
Completing the kit are white shorts and color-blocked socks — half green, half white — that are separated by a black stripe and the word "Inter" midway up the calf.
The 2019-20 Inter Milan away kit will be available June 26 on Nike.com, store.inter.it and at select retailers.
May 23, 2019 - AS Roma’s 2019-20 home kit is decorated by a dynamic lightning bolt detail across the jersey’s collar and sleeves. The symbol is associated with the Roman god of the sky, Jupiter, and lights up an otherwise classic Giallorossi design.
“Roman mythology and its influence on Roman identity played a huge part in the concept. This year, Jupiter was our focus, and the lightning bolt was an obvious and powerful symbol to use,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.
The new kit will be worn by both the club’s men’s and women’s team.“It’s a really beautiful addition to the Roma jersey and we, as players, will wear it with great pride, giving all our best for our supporters,” says Elisa Bartoli, the captain of the club’s women’s team.
The head to toe look is completed by white shorts and red socks. The socks also feature a lightning bolt, alongside a Nike swoosh and AS ROMA. “The lightning bolt is something new and exciting,” says midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo.
The 2019-20 AS Roma home kit will be available May 23 on nike.com, asromastore.com and in official retailers. The men’s team will wear it May 26.
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May 22, 2019 - Fresh of its maiden season, the FC Internazionale Milano’s women’s team debut the club's 2019-20 home kit.
The design of the new shirt takes inspiration from the classic away kit the Nerazzurri wore during the 1989-90 season.
“Inter has an incredible home identity, so the challenge was to execute their iconic stripes in a modern and disruptive way, while also respecting their rich tradition,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “We looked back at the iconic diagonal stripes used on the away jersey in 1989 as well as the old club crest and it led us to this very classic design with a break of diagonal stripes across the chest.”
Diagonal stripes were also a key element of a former club crest used between 1978 and 1988, and for the 2019-20 season these form the focal point of the shirt. The kit is completed by black shorts and colour blocked socks – half black, half blue – taken directly from the neck of the Biscione, an enduring club symbol.
An elevated trim ensures the Inter crest really stands out, and inside the jersey is a tribute to more Inter heritage via a St George’s Cross, to highlight the club’s connection to the city of Milan, the word "Internazionale" and the year 1908, Inter’s founding year.
The 2019-20 Inter Milan home kit will be available May 23 from official retailers, nike.com and store.inter.it. Inter’s men’s team will wear the kit for the first time in their final league game of the current season on May 26.
May 02, 2019 - The Blues have called their iconic stadium, Stamford Bridge, home since 1905 — making it fitting inspiration for the 2019-20 home kit. The club’s classic blue jersey is covered in an all-over graphic comprising imagery of the famous North Stand, the East and West Stands and the raucous Shed End merged into an abstract print.
“We’ve created so many memories at The Bridge over the years, so it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to such an iconic stadium through the jersey,” says forward Eden Hazard.
The shirt features a V-neck and a red and white CFC monogram on the back of the collar. Inside, there's a lion (borrowed from the club crest) with “Pride of London” written around it (the Blues mantra). The shorts, also blue, are complemented by white socks that have Chelsea's traditional red and blue trim up the calf.
“The Bridge is hallowed turf for Chelsea players and fans alike,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “It’s such a key part of the club’s identity and we are delighted to present a kit that is essentially a tribute to one of England’s oldest and most important stadiums.”
The 2019-20 Chelsea home kit will debut May 4 during the club’s final league home game of the season. It will be available for sale beginning May 2 on nike.com/chelsea and at the Stamford Bridge Megastore.
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April 09, 2019 - In 1919, Brasil hosted the first edition of Copa America. Wearing a white kit, the team made history that year by winning the tournament at home and starting a journey of victories that transformed Brazilian football into a national icon.
Merging the early-1920s vintage feel of football with the modern style of contemporary sport, the special-edition Copa America jersey celebrates the 100th anniversary of that energetic moment.
White pays tribute to the historic 1919 trophy. A classic polo neck, player numbers and details on the sleeves are blue.
The Brazilian National Team will debut the 2019-20 Brasil Copa America 100th Anniversary Jersey as part of a special uniform at the first match of the tournament.
April 04, 2019 - The New York Jets unveiled their new uniforms tonight at Gotham Hall in New York City. The three versions keep the Nike Vapor Untouchable chassis and get a modern upgrade for the franchise’s 60th season. Here are five updates to look out for:
1. A bolder green
Home, away and alternate uniforms include a green that was exclusively developed for the Jets. Also new is an all-black base for the alternate uniforms (it's the first you'll see the color since being removed from the team's palette before the 1998 season).
2. New logos
Three new logos (including “Jets” lettering on the helmets without the oval frame or the "NY" type) will appear on the team’s helmets, fan gear and related memorabilia.
3. "New York" reads on the chest
It’s the first time in team history that the city name appears on the uniform.
4. Bold, angular stripes
A new linear design, reminiscent of a jet’s flight trail, runs across the shoulders and down the pant leg. They're more than just looks: The stripes on the shoulder pads meet at the vented grille neckline for improved cooling during play.
5. Updated numbers and font
The jersey’s previous font has been updated to a new, custom typeface with sloped angles intended to evoke a feeling of motion and force.
Fan jerseys are available now on nike.com and at Nike SoHo and Nike House of Innovation.