Nike and English Premier League side Aston Villa have unveiled the club’s 2009/10 away kit. According to Villa’s website:
Aston Villa and Nike drew inspiration from the archives about our contribution to international football.
Looking to the future, the latest sports apparel innovation and technology has been utilised by Nike to help the current crop of players take their game to the next level. The visual design of the kit is intended to reflect the personality and style of the current Villa team (which often fields nine English born players and currently has five regular England internationals) whilst respecting the history of the club.
New kit features include a ‘football white’ shirt with a ‘Villan red’ trim, ‘midnight navy’ shorts and white socks. ‘AVFC 1874’ is stitched into the back of the shorts while ‘AVFC’ is present on the front of socks and short drawcord tips. The club’s mantra ‘Prepared’ is engineered into the side-seam of the shirts whilst also being present on the Villa crest. In addition, the kit is made from Nike Dri-Fit, an innovative technology that enhances the performances of players by keeping them drier, cooler and lighter. It achieves this by drawing sweat away from the body to the fabric’s surface for fast drying, while its three-dimensional construction allows for more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.
Here are great some images of the brand new Aston Villa 09/10 Nike kit. The classic feel of the shirt is quite appealing.