Tottenham Hotspur launched their new Home, away and 3rd kits for the 08/09 season made by puma. at 9.30pm the players unveiled the new kit at a special unveil event taking place in central London. The new kits were modelled by three of the squad’s senior players, Robbie Keane, Jermaine Jenas and Jonathan Woodgate. The trio were also joined by some of the Club’s brightest young talent - Troy Archibald-Henville, Danny Rose and Tomas Pekhart.The new Home kit will be launched and available to purchase in store on Saturday, May 10, 2008. The Away and Third kits will be available to pre-order from May 7, 2008.
The home shirt marks a return to the traditional colours with a white shirt, dark blue shorts and blue and white hooped socks. The authentic home shirt itself features a revolutionary double layer construction. The inner layer is especially designed to lift moisture away from the skin. The second layer then transports the moisture to the outside of the shirt to effectively keep the player cool and dry. PUMA’s unique ‘Kold Fusion’ technology is used to join the anatomically shaped panels together to create a stitch-less football shirt.
The replica home shirt, (featuring styling from the authentic shirt but using a single-layer fabric construction) will go on sale at the Club’s Megastore in Tottenham High Road on Friday evening at midnight. One fan, chosen at random, will be given the opportunity to lead the teams out onto the pitch the following Sunday when we take on Liverpool at White Hart Lane.
Not only will all the fans at the midnight opening be amongst the first in the world to own the new shirt but they will also have the opportunity to visit the home dressing room, walk down the tunnel at White Hart Lane and have their photo taken with the Carling Cup.
Thee away shirt also uses a single-layer fabric construction but of a different material to the replica home shirt. It appears, along with shorts and socks, in light blue.
Exclusive to Spurs, the black/white/gold combination that makes up the third strip is a tribute to the iconic PUMA KING football boot which is marking the 40th year since it was first worn by Eusebio.
The senior squad will wear the new home kit for the last game of the season against Liverpool on Sunday.
Just as last year, the Club is revealing all three kits at the same time, allowing fans to review all three kits before deciding which to buy. Sales of last year’s kits broke all Club records and PUMA replica kits continue to be popular amongst fans.
The logo of the Club’s sponsor MANSION appears in Mandarin Chinese script on the away and the third kit.
Tottenham Hotspur Executive Director, Paul Barber said: "Developing a series of kits to rival last year’s phenomenally successful 125 range was never going to be easy. Alongside PUMA however, we feel that this range not only provides the squad with latest and necessary kit technology to compete at the highest levels, but also captures the essence of the Spurs brand."
PUMA UK’s Head of Sport, Richard Callaway said: "We have worked extremely closely with the Club in developing a really strong and exciting new range of Tottenham Hotspur kits. The new home jersey incorporates PUMA’s latest technologies, and the 3rd kit takes its inspiration from the iconic King range. We believe that everyone involved with the Club will be proud to wear the new kits."