New Balance today revealed Athletic Club’s unique home kit for Los Leones (The Lions) 2021/22 Spanish La Liga and Copa del Rey seasons.
A modern take on the iconic racing red and white vertical stripes, the new Los Leones jersey incorporates a diagonal feature print graphic in recognition of the club’s influence.
Mirroring how Athletic Club’s identity is felt throughout the Basque region, the intersecting of the famous stripes mirrors the diagonal line featured in the iconic Athletic Club crest.
The new home strip also adds a woven collar complete with Basque flag detailing, whilst black knitted shorts complete the look. The goalkeeper kit also arrives in a classic Asphalt shade with Copper Metallic detailing alongside an Atlas Grey speckled graphic.
The release is part of New Balance’s ‘This Runs Deeper” campaign for Athletic Club, in recognition of Los Leones’ players and fans relentless drive to bring new success to the club.
Club Captain Iker Muniain said, “This year’s jersey really means a lot to the team. It’s a reminder of the special connection we have to the Basque people. Whenever we wear the colours of Athletic Club, we know the fans are with us”.
General Manager of New Balance Football, Kenny McCallum said: “Athletic Club’s signature red and white stripes are a fantastic canvas for New Balance’s bespoke designs. Los Leones and the Basque region are intrinsically linked, and we feel it is important to continue celebrating the special bond”.
New Balance has applied cutting edge design technology across all 21/22 jerseys to ensure superior performance. Developed using innovative NB Dry technology to help keep players fresh and dry from the first to final whistle. A jacquard ventilation system is also included to promote optimum comfort on the elite shirt.