australia 12 13 nike away football shirt

Nike unveiled the new Australia 2012/2013 Away football shirt, which will be available here.

Australia’s new away kit celebrates the vibrancy, youthful energy and modern approach of both their nation and football team.

In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100% recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96% recycled polyester.  Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.

The fabric is also up to 23% lighter than the version four years ago. Embedded with Nike Dri-FIT technology, the kits help to regulate players temperatures on the pitch by removing sweat from the body to keep them dry and cool faster than ever before.

Laser-cut ventilation on the shirt promotes localised cooling where athletes need it most to remain focused on the game.

A new double knit structure and yarns also makes this kit 20% stronger, with no compromise to fit and feel with natural cotton added for comfort.

The new Australia away shirt has an obsidian blue body with a new and bold yellow stripe along the entire left side, which runs through the national coat of arms, and reflects both the nation’s modernity, and the contrasting and bright light of the vast Australian landscapes.

On the right sleeve is a smaller yellow stripe, which completes the stripe on the body of the shirt, while inside the neck is the Football Federation Australia badge.

The new away shorts are obsidian blue, while the new away socks, now with improved cushioning for greater comfort, are also obsidian blue with "Australia" on the back of each calf.

australia 12/13 nike away football shirt

australia 12/13 nike away football shirt

australia 12/13 nike away football shirt

australia 12/13 nike away football shirt

australia 12/13 nike away football shirt

 

 

 

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Guest
+12

Guest

As an Aussie I have to agree - either you do down the sleeve or go all the way round. Just looks silly here. That aside, the strip looks classy.

Personally I prefer the 2010 strip which I happen to own. The addition of royal blue was a stroke of genius in my view.
Guest
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Quoting Liam:
They are all embroided on the replica shirts, it's just so there is no extra stitching that will cause the players irritation.


I think you'll find the replica kits logos will be the same heat transfer process as the players shirts. Have been for the last few kits. Only difference is the replica's use the FFA badge instead of the coat of arms which annoys the crap out of me.
Guest
+6

Guest

I think you're right b0ris. The Arsenal shirts were no different - heat transferred badges for replicas too, I reckon this will be the same going forward for most Nike shirts. I get the player comfort issue but it does make it seem rather cheap.

Also correct about FFA badge - I have the 2010 version and I know there is a legal issue about the coat of arms being on replica shirts. I wish we had some other logo we could use.
Guest

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Quoting b0ris:

I think you'll find the replica kits logos will be the same heat transfer process as the players shirts. Have been for the last few kits. Only difference is the replica's use the FFA badge instead of the coat of arms which annoys the crap out of me.


I think you'll find the Replica kits are embroidered...

http://www.nikestore.com.au/clothing/socceroos-2012-adult-away/w1/i1399733_1033897/

The 2010 kit was embroidered... It was the kit before that was heat transferred. This was also when the badge changed. They used to have the coat of arms with a football on the states shield on the replica.
Guest

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Quoting K:
The replicas just has a football covering the coat of arms, that's not the FFA badge.

If you look at the Wallabies replica shirt there's a rugby ball in the same spot too.


They changed that for the 2010 kit. If you check the link for the nikestore, you will see the REPLICA badge for the Socceroos jerseys. It is a Coat of arms with the FFA swirl football between the Kanga & Emu.
Guest

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Quoting walshie90:
I hate the fact that all the new Nike international kit's decorations are screen printed - just makes Nike look lazy & the kits really cheap.


Adidas Formotion shirts have been using heat-transfered 3 stripe logos down the shoulders and sleeves, as well as heat transfered Adidas logo on the front for ages.

They've recently changed to heat transfered club badges as well.

Are they cheap too, considering they're giving up embroidery for a higher-performance design?
bastien
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bastien

Agree with walshie90, I'm getting bored of all the shirts Nike currently release. It seems that every shirt is exactly the same, they just change the colours and the shape of the panels.

About this particular kit, I think the yellow stripe shouldn't have been broken. Don't understand the yellow thing on the right sleeve also.

It is not worth what adidas has produced for the Greek team for example.
Guest
+3

Guest

Adidas changes the colours on their generic kits to make something "unique".

So how is Adidas any better or less boring?

Try comparing Liverpool's kit, Bayern Munich's kit, Argentina, AC Milan etc.

You'll be surprised at the number of similarities between those kits.
bastien
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bastien

Quoting Dev:
Adidas changes the colours on their generic kits to make something "unique"


Not only. On the Greece kit for example, they added a blue cross that makes it unique, it's not only the colours.

Can you tell me how a yellow stripe make this kit more australian than swedish for example ?

And I'm not saying adidas is better than Nike or things like that. adidas can also poduce random kits (Finland for ex).

I'm just saying that most of the recent Nike kits have no identity : same cut, same collar (crew neck for everybody), same materials. Boring.
nsindt22
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nsindt22

The Greece kit is a blatant rip of Nike's 2010 Serbia Home Kit.

I'll agree that the yellow stripe doesn't particularly identify this shirt as Aussie over Sweden, but it is different from the other Nike away shirts we've seen thus far; Netherlands, South Korea, the US (holy hell that one is awful), Turkey, Portugal, and on and on and on.

The identity within the kit may not always scream that country's name but at least they're making them different.
Guest
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Guest

Quoting bastien:

Not only. On the Greece kit for example, they added a blue cross that makes it unique, it's not only the colours.

Can you tell me how a yellow stripe make this kit more australian than swedish for example ?

And I'm not saying adidas is better than Nike or things like that. adidas can also poduce random kits (Finland for ex).

I'm just saying that most of the recent Nike kits have no identity : same cut, same collar (crew neck for everybody), same materials. Boring.


Fact is, most people (on footballshirtculture especially) think that Adidas makes "better" and "classier" kits, which is not really the case.

What I do find funny though is the amount of people (once again, on footballshirtculture) claiming Adidas to be "unique" and "special" when they pull off some crazy garish design. If it's Nike pulling of something of a similar nature, it's "ugly", "overdone", "busy" etc.

Same goes with more primitive and basic designs. If it was done by Adidas, it's "classy", "clean", "smart" etc. If it was Nike, it's "boring", "plain", "generic", etc.

For the record, before you go on accusing me of bias I do own a couple of Formotion shirts and Nike player issue (Code 7? Do they still call them that?) shirts.
Guest
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Guest

Another team swapping yellow for gold - get off the bandwagon!

I assume the bloke at Nike who invented the 'dots at the side with light flying out of them' is currently in the Caribbean on his luxury yacht while the rest of the design team are waiting for their P45?

After all it would seem they only had one good idea with this spectrum of latest kits
Guest
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Guest

Quoting Gazhorn:
What??

Australia have always worn gold as a home colour. Rugby and football.

Get your facts straight before you post a stupid comment like that.


How productive Gazhorn. Perhaps being incorrect is slightly less worthy of abuse than being abusive itself. Wouldn't you agree? Adulthood is a great thing. And for the record Mr. 'I'm always right' - the foil trend in Gold is not something that is a long standing tradition. Gold is a metalic element and therefore a metalic colour - NOT something that has been worn for a longstanding period of time by any team or nation claiming 'Gold' as a colour. Sorry to correct you - and no doubt you will take it as a slight. Not that it is meant as one. Material production of the modern era has allowed 'Gold' to be seen as Gold. Get your facts correct and use some contect before logging onto chat sites with an argumentative streak in you.
Guest
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Guest

mollo-mollo this 'gold' colour has been used in australias away kit since 2006. australias home kit although being 'green and gold' is a more yellow looking colour than this and no doubt will be again
Guest
+9

Guest

The under arm laser cut holes have been around since 2010.

It is not new. Just look up high res pictures of the kits worn by Man Utd, Juventus, Inter Milan etc when the players are celebrating with raised hands or images of the training kits.
Guest

Guest

I assume the bloke at Nike who invented the 'dots at the side with light flying out of them'



Actually if anyone remembers Nike's Alpha Project, the dots were actually an integral part of oven the logo.

I have a Portugal Home Euro 2000 shirt and the makers logo had dots on it.

The dos are nothing new....
Guest
+3

Guest

I get you were being facetious but to seriously answer your question...

They were chosen for our coat of arms because they are iconic Aussie animals, but moreover because they cannot walk backwards. Truly. I guess a metaphor for our nation to be a forward moving nation (of course if you don't like our current government that's debatable!) and not shrinking from a challenge?
Guest
+9

Guest

Nice shirt and nice badge. This is what Canada should be doing with a badge instead of their silly salad bowl crest, use the beautiful Canadian coat of arms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Canada.svg
Guest
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I''M SICK TO DEATH OF EVERYONE NEGATIVING MY POSTS. I WORK HARD AND TRY TO BE A NICE GUY IN ALL WALKKS OF LIFE AND WHEN I SIGN ON TO THESE FORUMS PAGES I DON'T WANT OR EXPECT OR NEED THE STRESS OF SEEING ALL MY POSTS WITH MINUSES NEXT TO THEM. THERE ARE SOME PROPER COLD HEARTED PEOPLE WHO SIT BEHIND THEIR KEYBOARDS AND THINK THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO RIDICULE AND PUT DOWN OTHER PEOPLE... THAT'S RIGHT PEOPLE, WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO POST AND HAVE A LAUGH WITH OTHER PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THIS IS A FORUM ABOUT FOOTBALL SHIRTS BUT SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE ME FEEL SO LOW. DIDN'T NEED THIS THANKS A LOT.
Guest
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Quoting Gazhorn:
As they say:

MAN THE FCUK UP!


Thumb down this comment too if you like - but to all of you who think your smart by giving this dude grief - whats the point? OK maybe he's gone off on a rant - but is it really a great point in your day to give him a hard time? If the answer is yes - then you need to stop being sad spiteful morons and grow some. And to you Gaz - why don't you MAN THE FCUK up and stop parading like a playground bully? Leaving a comment like that - did you show it to all your mates and smile for a day? Make you feel like a real grown up did it? Sheesh you really are sad as hell. A bloke has a hard time, give him a break. That's what REAL blokes would do. Pricks. I'm not winging back to this site in a hurry, a great idea gone sour. So beef your chests out and reply all you like - but your better off thinking about it rather than wetting your big boy pants insulting me too.
Guest

Guest

I''M SICK TO DEATH OF EVERYONE NEGATIVING MY POSTS. I WORK HARD AND TRY TO BE A NICE GUY IN ALL WALKKS OF LIFE AND WHEN I SIGN ON TO THESE FORUMS PAGES I DON'T WANT OR EXPECT OR NEED THE STRESS OF SEEING ALL MY POSTS WITH MINUSES NEXT TO THEM. THERE ARE SOME PROPER COLD HEARTED PEOPLE WHO SIT BEHIND THEIR KEYBOARDS AND THINK THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO RIDICULE AND PUT DOWN OTHER PEOPLE... THAT'S RIGHT PEOPLE, WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO POST AND HAVE A LAUGH WITH OTHER PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THIS IS A FORUM ABOUT FOOTBALL SHIRTS BUT SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE ME FEEL SO LOW. DIDN'T NEED THIS THANKS A LOT.


That is the whole point of these forums... all football fans gicing their view on football shirts and having a laugh along the way. Sorry if this offends you stroppy pants but you have brought the thumbs down on yourself, lighten up a bit that may get you some positive views...
Guest
+1

Guest

Think that it is an ABSOLUTE JOKE to charge the money that they expect for football shirts with lazy cheaply manufactured badges on strips.....

ALSO agree about the pointlessness of using badge which isn't as nice looking as the one on the Australian player issue shirts.....

LOVE this strip! looks classy and sleek, LOVE the gold on the blue, looks awesome!

Would have thought that a company such as NIKE with it's tradition and long lasting legacy on football shirt production for some of the most iconic teams and strips out there would have given Arsenal (for example) an embroidered and properly polished off 125 year anniversary badge, in all honesty, i understand about the player issue badge thing, but the fans don't need to worry about that, so give us the real deal, not a piece of plastic that'll probably fall off in 2 years time and leave us all with a plain looking over-priced tshirt that used to be a recognisable football shirt!

that's all really lol
Guest
+1

Guest

Only the shirts on the players' backs get the Coat of Arms, this is not just for football. Look at Australia's cricket and rugby national team shirts, as long as you buy a replica you won't get the Coat of Arms.

Don't go blaming Nike without doing your research.
Guest

Guest

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