Manchester City’s new away kit honors its passionate legion of fans, who proudly sing the club’s celestial-inspired anthem, with a lunar print on both sleeves.
The moon graphic, which appears in tonal blue hues, combines with the shirt’s navy blue body, subtly contrasting sleeves and shoulders, and electric blue detailing — a modern take on Manchester City’s iconic sky blue.
The signature blue trims the back of the lightweight crewneck collar and adorns the flanks of the shirt and shorts as a slim stripe.
The kit was hand-delivered to Manchester City players by Nike Football App user Louie Joyce, who was selected to present the kit after taking part in the behind-the-scenes home kit shoot at the City Football Academy. Joyce traveled to Australia to meet the squad during their pre-season tour.
The team debuts the kit today, July 24, in Melbourne, Australia, in front of nearly 100,000 fans.
A proud symbol of club heritage, the new kit is also progressive. It offers the latest in Nike performance innovation, fabric technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures.
The jersey is crafted using a full mesh fabric – this makes up the full front and back panel of the shirt, increasing airflow and facilitating enhanced movement.
Nike places sustainable innovation at the heart of its kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance and lower environmental impact.
Each piece of the kit – the shirt, shorts and socks – is constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to produce fine yarn used to create the fabric. Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 2 billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester – enough to cover about 3,500 football pitches.
By using recycled polyester, Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the manufacturing process by up to 30 percent compared to virgin polyester. For more information, visit nikebetterworld.com.