Nike Unveils the 2013 England Away Kit
As Nike has stepped into the role of sponsor with England’s national squad, we are presented with the unveiling of the team’s away kit for 2013. Returning to iconic red as a homage to England’s World Cup at Wembley in 1966, as well as giving nods to the Football Association’s 150th anniversary with a prominent three lions crest, the shirt articulates a notable heritage style via the tailored collar. The white top button contrasts from the placket and is fastened with red thread to imitate the St. George’s cross, while a single gold star above the crest celebrates England’s cup triumph in 1966. Ventilation holes under the arms and specialized T-bar supports on each shoulder add function to Nike’s efforts, aimed specifically at enhancing the performance of players. The Dri-FIT jerseys are crafted from recycled water bottles to align with Nike’s commitment to diverting bottles from landfills, as a result the total weight of the garment falls to around 150 grams – 23 percent lighter than previous Nike kits. For a look at England’s home kit for 2013, check here.