An English Premier League regular top six finisher, Everton Football Club signed a five-year kit deal with Umbro in February. The Toffees have now presented their highly-anticipated 2014/15 home kit from the UK-based firm. It will be available at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports and Kitbag.
In 1924, the same year Umbro was founded, Everton won the ‘Barcelona Cup’ in Spain wearing royal blue shirts, white shorts and navy socks. Umbro has taken inspiration from this strip and used modern performance technology to create the new 2014/15 home kit.
The lightweight home shirt, in classic Everton blue, features a textured micro shadow stripe and a shaped, dropped hem for improved fit. A woven granddad collar in dark navy with a concealed top button completes the smart visual. The shoulders of the shirt are reinforced with flat lock stitching, to provide strength where it’s needed, while under-arm panels enhance movement.
The side seams have been moved forwards to reduce friction and stitched to the outside of the shirt to keep the inside of the shirt smooth. The Club crest and Umbro logo are embroidered in white stitching. On the back of the shirt there are eight laser cut ventilation holes to keep players cool.
The top eyelet on each side is in the shape of the iconic Toffee Tower, giving a unique sign-off for the Club. Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: “The fans, players and staff make up the fabric of this football club and I am proud to be considered a part of that.
“Umbro has created a unique technical kit which I’m sure both players and fans will be proud to wear. It has been inspired by our Club’s glorious past, however its quality and design are very much for the modern-day era and I remain confident it will help us to perform to our full potential on the pitch in the Premier League and in Europe.” The 14/15 Everton FC Umbro home jersey will be available soon at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports and Kitbag.