England Euro 2016 Kit Released: See photos of England's EURO 2016 jerseys and kit
England have released their home and away kits they will be wearing at the UEFA Euro 2016 in France this summer. The Three Lions will look to put behind their World Cup failure and try to win the trophy on their rival nation’s turf.
The Football Association and Nike have deviated from the traditional all white jerseys which will see England sport a fresh variant with a dash of colour.
The new home shirt is primarily white with light-blue sleeves and royal blue detailing on the collars and down the sides of the shirt to add a new to the kit.
Paired with the white shirt, are all white shorts with a royal blue trim on the sides. Nike has made a bold move by going out of the box and including contrasting bright red socks to complement the kit.
The Nike swoosh and the FA crest are the same royal blue as the detailing on the collars and sides. Other funky features of the strip include ‘England’ written on the back collar and ‘Three Lions’ on the inside of the cuffs.
Nike have used their all new ‘Vapor’ kits with AeroSwift technology which are 10 percent lighter, boast 50 percent more stretch, wick sweat 20 per cent quicker and dry 25 per cent faster than Nike’s most recent football kits.
The red away kit bears the same design as the home kit with its royal blue details. The shirt has crimson sleeves instead of light blue of the home kit. Red shorts and contrasting blue socks complete the kit.
Nike has done away with drawstrings in the shorts and have introduced a waistband. The kit has ventilation holes for air circulation so that the England players feel cool enough in warmer conditions.
Martin Lotti, Nike’s creative director said,”'For both kits we set out with the goal of bringing together the colours that are synonymous with English football: white, red and blue – flashes of contrast are used to illustrate innovative details such as the cross-dyed knitted sleeves and the ventilation-enhancing stripe on the sides of the shirts and shorts.
“England have had great moments in red over the years – one in particular – and our design team have risen to the challenge of integrating references to England’s footballing history with a futuristic system of performance apparel in both the home and away kits.”
England have never won The European Championships and will be hoping that their deviation from tradition in their kits can bring a change in their fortunes. Roy Hodgson’s men are grouped with Russia, Slovakia and Wales. They have won all their 10 qualifying games and will be looking to extend the run to lift the trophy at Stade de France on July 10.