There is no doubting that the coming Premier League season is poised to be one of the most intense yet, with title threats coming from both ends of the table, instilled with new belief given by Leicester City’s historic season. Last season’s early leaders, Manchester City, tailed off towards the end of the season, leading to a change at the helm; enter Pep Guardiola.
Along with their new manager, Manchester City also enters the season its most innovative kit to-date and a newly redesigned club crest.
The new badge was designed as a modern original and for the first time, includes Manchester City’s foundation year, 1894. It also incorporates the Manchester ship, three rivers and the red rose of Lancashire.
A nod to Guardiola’s renowned attention to detail, the club’s new match and training apparel incorporates Nike AeroSwift technology designed to enhance mobility and reduce weight.
Two tributes to the club are also knitted into the design: the word “City” at the back of the collar, and, on the inside of the cuffs, “Est 1894” feature as another reminder of the club’s storied history and reference to the new badge.
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.
EDITOR | SAMSON