With a traditional navy blue design and a futuristic take on the Three Lions, Nike introduces a new away kit for the England team that unites modern detailing with a clean, classic head-to-toe look.
Set to be debuted by the men’s senior team against Germany on March 22, the kit is predominantly in shades of navy blue – a colour originally coined by the Royal Navy and last worn by England in 2012 – with bright flashes of a light blue harking back to the 1990 away shirt.
This shade of light blue highlights a re-imagined Three Lions crest on the shirt and shorts, set against a metallic silver that adds a contemporary edge to both crest and Swoosh. Reflecting these modern touches, innovation is at the heart of the new kit with proprietary Nike AeroSwift technology resulting in lightweight, high-performance apparel.
Extensively tested by the England squad, Nike AeroSwift technology represents Nike’s most advanced apparel innovation with enhanced fit, superior breathability and reduced weight. Designed to facilitate football at top speed, the shirt’s engineered knit zones create a geometric pattern that enhances fit for the athlete in motion.
A black vertical stripe runs the length of the shirt and shorts, expanding when the player is in motion to help maximize ventilation and reveal a contrasting flicker in the same light blue that features in the crest and the linear sock graphics.
The 2017 England away kit is available from nike.com starting March 22.
Nike AeroSwift Technology
The most technologically advanced kits to date, Nike Vapor kits with AeroSwift technology are 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch than the kits they replace. They employ a new, textured high-performance yarn that wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster than Nike’s most recent football kits, while also drying 25% faster. Additionally, both the jersey and shorts are constructed using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch and fit.
Commitment to Sustainability
Nike leverages sustainable innovation for its football kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivaled performance and lower environmental impact.
The kit’s shirt and shorts are constructed with recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles melted down to produce a fine yarn.
Each kit is made using approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, enough to cover about 5,200 football pitches.