The Manchester City First Team will debut its new away kit in Los Angeles as part of the International Champions Cup on July 26.
The club’s pre-season tour of the USA for the International Champions Cup has already seen noteworthy performances from individuals (especially Phil Foden, the 17-year-old homegrown midfielder who had an impressive performance during his very first match with the team in Houston), and continues apace with the launch of the new kit. The match on the 26th will see newly signed full-back Danilo join up with attacking star Leroy Sané and new goalkeeper Ederson.
While new talent highlights the club's foray into the California sunshine, Manchester City’s heritage is evident in the new kit's distinctive head-to-toe maroon look. Shades of maroon have recurred throughout the club’s kits over the years. Notably, the 1956 FA Cup Final winning team wore a dark maroon jersey with white pinstripes, and the 1967-68 League title-winning side’s kit incorporated maroon detailing (as alluded to in the 2017-18 Home kit).
Tying into the club’s iconic home colors, the 2017-18 away shirt and socks include a trim in Manchester City’s signature blue.
The new away kit's look is duly matched by Nike innovation. Designed for and tested by the world’s leading footballers, AeroSwift kits have engineered knit zones on the shirt that create a subtle geometric pattern and enhance fit for the athlete in motion. The sides of the kit feature a black stripe with blue underlay that runs the length of the shirt and blue shorts. The stripes maximize ventilation by expanding when the player is in motion. Finally, the City blue-trimmed socks incorporate NikeGrip technology for the ultimate foot-to-boot connection.
Featuring the same performance innovations as the outfield kit, Manchester City's goalkeeper apparel, as worn by recent arrival Ederson, is made up of green shirt, shorts and socks — traditional colors for a goalkeeper in English football.
The 2017-18 Manchester City away kit is available beginning July 27 at nike.com and mancity.com/shop.
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.
Nike Aeroswift Technology
These are Nike’s most technologically advanced kits ever, using new AeroSwift technology they are now 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch than last season’s kits. They use a new, textured high-performance yarn that wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster ever before, while drying 25% faster. The shirt and shorts are also constructed using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch and fit.