Manchester City stars Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Jack Rodwell, Carlos Tevez, James Milner and Matija Nastasic, revealed the Club’s first ever Nike kit which is available here.
The new home shirt is a classic football design, and unmistakably Manchester City, featuring a sky blue body with a white ribbed crew neck and white ribbed cuffs on the sleeves.
The collar and cuffs both also feature a dark blue trim to represent the colour of the socks City wore as a part of one of their first ever kits in 1892.
On this new shirt the Manchester City club crest is placed inside a shield shape. This is inspired by the city of Manchester’s coat of arms, which City used as their own club crest for special occasions including the 1956 FA Cup final.
The new home shorts are white with a thin sky blue stripe along each side, while the new home socks are white with a sky blue band at the top with a dark blue trim to represent the socks the club wore for over half a century from 1892.
Creative Football T-Shirts at Footytees.com - Featuring prints by a range of talented artists
The kit is made from recycled polyester in accord with Nike’s commitment to produce athletic wear with a low environmental impact. The shirt and shorts of each kit are made from up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles.
In the pioneering process plastic bottles are melted down to form yarn that is spun into recycled polyester, reducing energy consumption by up to 30 percent compared to manufacturing virgin polyester. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 1.1 billion plastic bottles from landfills through the use of recycled polyester.
The kit is made of fabric weighing just 150 grams, 23 percent lighter than previous Nike kits. It also boasts a 20% stronger knit structure and significantly improved stretch.
The fabric is integrated with Nike Dri-FIT technology to draw sweat away from the body to keep players cool and dry.
Updated and improved ventilation zones consisting of tiny laser-cut holes on both sides and across the entire back of the shirt, as well as at the shorts' waistband allows more air inside the kit for additional comfort and cooling.