Celebrating 150 years of the Football Association, Nike presents the 2013 home kit for England‘s national team. First teased by England midfielder Jack Wilshere at The Priory School in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the jersey pays homage to England’s first uniform and retains its traditional white and dark blue colorway. As per usual, the team’s iconic three lions crest remains the focal point of the design and is now further emphasized via a gold border, a hovering gold star signifying England’s first World Cup win, and an accompanying gold ribbon – inscribed with “150 years” and the dates 1863 and 2013 – that appears below. Furthermore, the crewneck design subtly incorporates St. George’s cross via its side-vented hem as the white top is joined by dark blue shorts and white socks. Crafted from recycled water bottles and featuring Nike’s Dri-FIT technology, tailored construction and laser-cut ventilation, the design marks the first time the English kit has sported the Swoosh and is the culmination of Nike’s new partnership with the FA following last year’s sale of Umbro. Look for the brand new kit to make its debut on the pitch when England takes on the Republic of Ireland at Wembley on May 29.
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