English Premier League side West Ham United has signed a two-year kit deal with adidas. The popular London club previously wore adidas uniforms from 1980 to 1987.
According tot he Hammers’ website: West Ham United and adidas are delighted to announce a lucrative commercial partnership which sees the global sportswear giant become the Club’s Official Technical Supplier from 1 June 2013.
The agreement will see adidas produce the Hammers’ team kit, replica kit, trainingwear and equipment for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons and will feature adidas performance fabrics ClimaCool and ClimaLite technology, a mixture of heat and moisture controlling materials, ventilation channels and 3D fabrics which improve air flow to the skin and in key heat zones.
The Hammers have enjoyed a rich history with the world-famous sports brand and wore the company’s strips for their best-ever league finish of third in 1986 and in the 1981 League Cup final.
Indeed, some of the most legendary players ever to pull on the claret and blue did so in an adidas kit, including Billy Bonds MBE, Sir Trevor Brooking and Tony Cottee, and now many more stories are set to be told with the Club now clad in the famous three stripes again.
The choice of adidas also reflects the suggestions made by the Club’s Supporter Advisory Board in discussions held about the Hammers’ choice of technical partner.