Gone are the days of the old school, collared soccer kits that were designed in block colors and with no real creativity. In today’s age, of three separate kit designs depending on the game and location, you can add a dynamic option to your wardrobe which will bring a unique flavor every season. Instead of grabbing that same old team kit off the shelf, why not see yourself in this kit?
Cristiano Ronaldo or no Cristiano Ronaldo, this new Juventus kit deserves to be seen on the field. Moving away from their traditional design with six stripes was a risky move. But a move that has certainly paid off. This soccer shirt is a creatively designed masterpiece with a strikingly sleek three stripe black and white design. Need we go on? Having moved away from their traditional logo in recent times, this new kit design only works to compliment that change even more.
Before you go thinking ‘another black and white design’, the true stand out kit for Newcastle is the new away kit. Taking fans on a throwback journey, this design pays tribute to a 95/96 Newcastle side that matched a creative design with a creative style of play. Burgundy and red hoops with gold sponsorship lettering is a mix of colors that work together to offer a beautiful kit for any occasion. This away kit is a retro design that is an ode to days gone with a firm view on creating even more success for the future.
Success in recent years hasn’t exactly been easy to come by for Crystal Palace, but one area they have definitely succeeding in is their creative kit design. Using a simple technique like the fade to revamp what is otherwise a two block color design is creatively genius move. The new home strip takes the red stripes and slowly fades them down the front of the kit. It’s easy to imagine this technique going very wrong, but in this case Crystal Palace has nailed the brief. Who knows, maybe with a kit like this will turn the tides for the team.
Another away kit makes the list here is with a fantastic design by Puma. Olympic Marseille’s away kit is a perfect example of design meeting creativity. A black framework is flattered even further by a subtle blue zigzagged pattern across the chest, representing the significant M in their logo. With an additional blue wrap over the sleeves, this kit is very deserving of a place in any fans wardrobe.
Let’s be honest, Italians know what they like and they know what looks good. The Sampdoria kit is no exception this. It’s striking in its simplicity but the creative work that has been used really does set this kit apart from the rest. Offering a solid blue backdrop, the traditional white, red and black with the shield in the middle work to break up the block coloring. It’s clean, sleek and extremely appealing – the right choice for those seeking new kit.
Another addition from Italy, this time from the capital. The partnership between Nike and Roma continues to deliver. A very simple, yet incredibly classy kit offered in their traditional deep red with yellow trim shows that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to achieve true creative beauty. If you only add one shirt to your wardrobe this year, Roma is not a bad option.
Choosing a new kit can be a difficult decision, but choosing the wrong kit could haunt you for the season to come. This season has seen a number of manufacturers experimenting with design, both creatively and in the execution. If you’re looking for your next kit, wear one of these with pride.