Barclay Premier League side Everton Football Club today revealed their 2017/18 home kit from official outfitter Umbro. Released with the hashtag #TogetherBlue, the new Toffees shirt is the first since the 2014/15 season to have no white or yellow detailing other than Umbro and shirt sponsor branding along with the club crest.
According to Everton FC: The new design sees the Club return to the classic Umbro diamond graphic running down the sleeves and a contrasting diamond pattern featuring on the side of the shorts, combining the spirit of the past with the excitement of the future.
The #TogetherBlue campaign was inspired by the legacy of Dixie Dean, a local player, Evertonian and Club legend who scored an astonishing 383 goals in his 12 years at Goodison Park, including an unbeaten 60 league strikes in a single campaign.
In honour of this, the design includes a Dixie Dean motif on the back of the neck, as chosen by Evertonians earlier this season in a fan vote through the Club’s official Fans’ Forum.
The local connection remains evident in Everton’s modern philosophy and, to help launch the 2017/18 home kit, first team players, and local lads, Ross Barkley, Leighton Baines and Tom Davies were joined by Under-23 players and Premier League 2 winners Jonjoe Kenny and Joe Williams to proudly reveal their own stories of growing up as Blues in a reveal video.
Designed to aid performance, the ‘pique fabric’ on the main body of the shirt offers a classic look, comfort and durability for the players while the ergonomically structured mesh in the underarm area helps with breathability.
The white shorts also have a running diamond graphic which features in contrast side panels and the woven fabric offers extra movement and an improved fit. The white performance socks have a comfortable cotton footbed and a contrast blue stripe with the Umbro logo to complete the kit.