Brace yourself, kit season is coming.
Everywhere you look for the next two or three months you’ll see new kits, only for the sense of deja vu to become overpowering when you realise it’s exactly the same as last season.
But we have to tip our hats to Nike and Man City for their latest effort- an ode to the title winning side of 1967/68.
Going for the less is more approach, City’s kit is a simple yet clean design which harks back to the days of Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell and Franny Lee.
While it might not be the most groundbreaking design, it stands out in a world where the line between football shirts and zebra crossings is increasingly blurred.
Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling were the chosen trio to model the new kit, while youth team players Brahim Diaz, Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden were also picked.
Steph Houghton, Kiera Walsh and Demi Stokes modelled City Women’s home kit, which will be worn on May 31 when they take on Sunderland.
Want to hear the technicals?
Nike’s press release explained: “The shirt’s engineered knit zones create a subtle geometric pattern that enhances fit.
“The sides of the kit feature a white stripe that runs the length of the shirt and shorts.
“Expanding when the player is in motion, the stripe maximizes ventilation. Finally, the City blue socks incorporate Nike Grip technology for the ultimate foot-to-boot connection.”
That sounds good to us.
City will be hoping the kit brings as much success as Bell and co experienced back in the ’60s.
Either way, they’ll definitely look the part.
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