After wearing kits from the likes of le coq sportif, Umbro and PUMA over the last decade, English Premier League side Everton Football Club signed a three-year deal with Nike in March. The Toffees’ have officially launched the Everton FC 2012/13 Nike away kit (now available at the Kitbag Everton Store.)
According to the Everton FC website: The stylish black strip with striking yellow detail is the first Everton kit to be unveiled for next season with new technical partner Nike.
The shirt features a discrete collar and is made from Dri-Fit fabric which is lightweight and manages perspiration, keeping players dry and comfortable for 90 minutes and beyond.
The shirt is also part of Nike’s Considered Design programme aimed at reducing environmental impact, and consists of 100 per cent recycled material.
Everton captain Phil Neville told evertontv: “When you are associated with a brand like Nike and you look down and see that swoosh on your chest then it makes you feel good.
“It is a really nice kit, all black, and I think the fans will be really pleased with it – the players certainly are.”
This season’s away shirt was unveiled for the first time on Wednesday on evertonfc.com and also to an exclusive audience of loyal supporters who went to every one of the Blues’ home and away games during the 2011/12 season.
The dedicated supporters were not only the first to see the away kit but also enjoyed the opportunity to speak with Chief Executive Robert Elstone and Blues legends Graeme Sharp and Ian Snodin.
The strip will officially be released on 23 June with a special event at a revamped Everton Two store in Liverpool city centre.