England has unveiled the new 2016 home Vapour kits ahead of the European Championships with athletes from the men’s, women’s and development squads coming together to present a united front. The predominantly white kit blend symbols of England’s storied football history with cutting-edge AeroSwift innovation.  

Marking a revolution in football apparel design, Nike Aeroswift Vapor kits are 10% lighter, with 50% more stretch than the kits they replace. They employ a new, textured high-performance yarn that wicks sweat from the skin 20% faster than Nike’s most recent football kits, while also drying 25% faster. Additionally, both the jersey and short are constructed using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch and fit. 

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The new home kit features a classic white English body with a contrasting light blue shoulder and sleeve produced by cross-dyeing white with the blue used elsewhere in the kit. On the chest, engineered knit zones create a geometric pattern that enhances fit, with smaller mesh shapes at the bottom of the shirt providing extra cooling.   

Odes to national pride appear on both the interior and exterior of the jersey. The HD silicon federation crest is heat printed to the chest and “England” is knitted into the back collar. “Three” and “Lions” adorn the inside cuffs while the reverse of the crest reveals a white rose graphic, referencing the symbol that was embroidered onto early England caps in the nineteenth century. 

“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.” – Martin Lotti, Nike Creative Director.

The sides of the kit have a blue stripe that runs the length of the shirt and matching shorts. Expanding when the player is in motion, it maximizes ventilation and reveals a subtle tone of underlying red. Bright red socks, featuring a linear blue graphic on the calf, celebrate the look of the English team that famously triumphed over Brasil at Maracana Stadium in 1984. They bring a vibrant spark of contrast to the head-to-toe look and highlight the most dynamic part of the footballer’s body, the lower legs, to accentuate speed.

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Riss
+21 # Riss 2016-03-17 17:18
Would be a nice one for Finland, not England...
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James B
+6 # James B 2016-03-17 17:27
I like the kit, but what the hell is up with the socks? Make the socks white or blue and the new kit looks very nice.
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LMCS
+5 # LMCS 2016-03-17 17:53
All next seasons Nike kits will have whacky high contrast socks. The inter kit is going to have yellow socks :-x
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LMCS
+3 # LMCS 2016-03-17 17:53
All next seasons Nike kits will have whacky high contrast socks. The inter kit is going to have yellow socks :-x
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Miken
+3 # Miken 2016-03-17 17:30
I actually quite like it as its something a bit different and not a plain white or boring polo shirt,I suppose the socks colour combination is a little odd but it's a break from the norm.What I don't like is the £:60 price tag..I thought there was some ceiling cost for replica shirts,obviously not.
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Edu
+39 # Edu 2016-03-17 17:33
Gentlemen, we're probably talking about the worst England kit ever
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magmag
+16 # magmag 2016-03-17 18:54
Quoting Edu:
Gentlemen, we're probably talking about the worst England kit ever


i said the same, it looks like training gear. can't think of a strip worse.

i had high hopes for nike given their work for france in recent years but bloody hell.
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Footyfanatic
+2 # Footyfanatic 2016-03-18 02:54
Is it comforting that their new France one is terrible also?
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Biggust23
0 # Biggust23 2016-03-17 17:49
Shirt and shorts nice but completely over-powered by the socks. Certainly a "vibrant spark of contrast" in Nike speak
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DimiC
+19 # DimiC 2016-03-17 18:04
Why is everyone going on about those socks? It's definitely those sleeves that put me off.
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Jack123
+1 # Jack123 2016-03-17 18:07
I like the shirt but prefer a traditional(what fans prefer) blue shorts and white socks. I hate monochromatic kits.
However, there's been many combinations over the decades and there has been several occasions with red socks on a home kit with the most recent 2009. White shorts have been used many times.
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Inger Land
-19 # Inger Land 2016-03-17 18:07
LOVE IT!!!
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Oddballs
+16 # Oddballs 2016-03-17 18:16
Weird. But different. Still miss Umbro.
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Miltonthesaintsspringerspaniel
+34 # Miltonthesaintsspringerspaniel 2016-03-17 18:39
All that marketing blurb cannot detract from what every England fan will be thinking-that this is the worst England kit ever. Move aside Nike.
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Prince Andrew
+10 # Prince Andrew 2016-03-17 19:07
I don't 'nike' it.
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Tristrin
-6 # Tristrin 2016-03-17 19:46
Smart as [censored]
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jo89987
+12 # jo89987 2016-03-17 20:22
horrid, where's the blue shorts and whats with the awful sleeves. Nike should have a look at the 1990 kit as it hasn't been bettered.
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1984ish
+1 # 1984ish 2016-03-17 20:38
Like the ideas of the sky blue from 1980-90s kits and the red socks but it doesn't seem to work. Hope they play with red socks otherwise it's a shame.
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Bob24
+2 # Bob24 2016-03-18 00:14
White socks would look much better with this design.
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km
+8 # km 2016-03-18 01:41
Virtually identical to USA, not just the template but the same stupid blue shoulders
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Chris Kamaramaramara
+1 # Chris Kamaramaramara 2016-03-18 07:44
Unbelievable Jeff!!!
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Joey Barton
-4 # Joey Barton 2016-03-18 08:07
It looks so poofterish.... :lol:
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yorkshireimp
+17 # yorkshireimp 2016-03-18 08:17
The FA should be ashamed of accepting this kit. Poor template and colours that have no place on a England home kit, it seems to me that Nike are losing interest in football.
It breaks my heart to see the classic kit Umbro have produced for Ireland when I look at this garbage.
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David Cooper
+10 # David Cooper 2016-03-18 08:39
What aload of rubbish...bring back Umbro..this is what happens when you sell out to yankie trash, they have no understanding of tradition, they just use one template for England,France and whoever else..when Umbro did the England kits..,you felt they were England kits, and no one else would have the same kit...you felt English..,now its just a kit that any team could wear..., also why is their blue in the kit...the Flag of St George is white and red..Give us back our England
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bren333
+1 # bren333 2016-03-18 09:00
You may have felt it, but it wasn't true. I remember Calgiari wearing England's 1990 kit.
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Bentley
-4 # Bentley 2016-03-23 07:50
Quoting David Cooper:
What aload of rubbish...bring back Umbro..this is what happens when you sell out to yankie trash, they have no understanding of tradition, they just use one template for England,France and whoever else..when Umbro did the England kits..,you felt they were England kits, and no one else would have the same kit...you felt English..,now its just a kit that any team could wear..., also why is their blue in the kit...the Flag of St George is white and red..Give us back our England

You do realize the Flag of St George isn't English. Its from Genoa. Secondly, please refer to the English Crest for the reason we have blue in our kits, it should technically be navy...but we will let them off for that. Thirdly, Umbro started this whole "Pale Blue" addition to the white home kit, so thats where Nike have got it from. Agreed, the whole "all euro teams have the same template" is rubbish, but its different. I like both the home and away kit, something fresh and different for a change.
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jp1980
+5 # jp1980 2016-03-18 09:48
Looks like base layer clothing.
I'm sure it's technically brilliant to play in but for a fan to wear it looks pretty rubbish..........i fear the Umbro tailored by shirts from a few years ago are the best we'll ever get.
PS badges should be embroidered.......that stick on vinyl stuff is cheapo and rubbish.
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jp1980
-1 # jp1980 2016-03-18 09:51
edit....looks like the fan(stadium) version has a proper badge so that's good. Very un imaginative when you look at all the other nike ones though. one design - change colours job done.
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bren333
+2 # bren333 2016-03-18 11:17
England kit release day:
Always a moan that either:
- I could just stick an England badge on a white tee shirt or
- That's not an England kit - too weird
Always a moan about the price.
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bren333
-1 # bren333 2016-03-18 11:17
England kit release day:
Always a moan that either:
- I could just stick an England badge on a white tee shirt or
- That's not an England kit - too weird
Always a moan about the price.
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RuudMullet
+7 # RuudMullet 2016-03-18 13:49
Bring back Umbro!
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Jacko1971
+2 # Jacko1971 2016-03-18 14:52
If Nike put together a modern twist on some the admiral 70s-80s classics then we`d see a spanking kit - this is dross.
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JiveClive
0 # JiveClive 2016-03-18 15:36
At the world cup, teams were forced into monochromatic looks. Is this not the case for Euro?
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Miken
0 # Miken 2016-03-18 17:07
Yes Umbro will always be associated with England but I struggle to think of a decent kit they made for England since the 2003/5 kit,their last few efforts-the polo shirt or the one with just red details were bland and uninspiring..and as for the one with the little crosses..well that was just embarrassing,say what you like about Nike and I agree their first two efforts have been nothing special but I really quite like this one.I own every England shirt since 1978 and in my opinion this one breaks the mould a bit,it's something different and although a template it was always going to be decisive.
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DJ
+2 # DJ 2016-03-18 17:38
http://www.footyheadlines.com/2015/12/leaked-inter-milan-16-17-kit.html

So will it be Man City in Orange socks. Barca is Green socks and PSG in purple socks?

Nike destroying football heritage,
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alpots
+5 # alpots 2016-03-18 17:55
Once again nike designers have failed shame on them.sack them all and get rid of nike umbro was far better (i can't believe i just said that ) but sadly true.we want a shirt for the fans NOW !
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Not for me, Clive.
+2 # Not for me, Clive. 2016-03-18 19:33
Just doesn't scream "ENGLAND!".

I'll be sticking with my classic Euro '96 shirt, thank you very much Nike.
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RuudMullet
+1 # RuudMullet 2016-03-21 13:03
That makes two of us.
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tom bola
+15 # tom bola 2016-03-18 20:29
I know NIke's creative geniuses don't give a flying toss about the fans or tradition or much of anything apart from the Nike brand WHITE SHIRT,DARK NAVY SHORTS,WHITE SOCKS! Capisce?
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WHUFC
+3 # WHUFC 2016-03-19 02:09
disappoint with home and away kits :(
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blueavenger27
-3 # blueavenger27 2016-03-19 03:43
I like it because it's just different. Doesn't anyone else get bored with the same old minimalist twaddle churned out year after year? At least this Nike kits are distinctive and people will love the return to the plain white next season. It's like West Brom last season or Southampton a few years back. You have to just shake things up every so often. Sure, the red socks look a little odd, but it's fresh.
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DJ
+14 # DJ 2016-03-19 12:45
I disagree with the need to shake things up. Southampton and Sheffield United should have red and white stripes, West Brom Navy blue and white stripes. England and Spurs Navy shorts and white socks, and West Ham white shorts.

I dislike what Nike do to Barcelona, ie anything with navy and burgandy will do, or Bayern Munich, stripes? hoops?

Ajax and Real M have the right concept. There have strong colours and stick to them. The colours of a kit are part of a clubs identify.

Each to there own, but I find the changes disrespectful of a clubs tradition.
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bren333
+1 # bren333 2016-03-22 15:57
Real and Ajax used to have black socks.
Sheffield United used to wear a white shirt with a red central stripe.
Spurs frequently wear navy socks or all white.
Bayern Munich wore red and white stripes in the seventies and red and blue stripes in the nineties.
Some traditions have more flex than others.
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James07
0 # James07 2016-03-19 07:27
Seeing the real thing, I have to say to my surprise that this one actually looks interesting compared to the other Nike Euro kits and is probably the only kit that pays a bit of respect to tradition with the use of the grayish light blue. I don't mind the red socks either.
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pinocchio
+2 # pinocchio 2016-03-19 17:42
w-t-h-is-this :-x :-x :-x
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Acid House
+1 # Acid House 2016-03-20 19:28
Not liking this. Weak blue colour. Not good blue stripe under arm. Too much blues upper shirt. Just doesn't scream England. I realise historically had some navy blue but usually just shorts. Red on the sleeves to match socks may have been interesting.
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TomR
+5 # TomR 2016-03-20 19:53
Oh Umbro, PLEASE come back.
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Jonathan roche
+2 # Jonathan roche 2016-03-21 00:27
Awful effort nike, bloody awful. Thank God is will only be seen during the group stages.
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Liam husk
+2 # Liam husk 2016-03-21 22:40
OH DEAR !!!!!!!
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BaddersTUFC
+4 # BaddersTUFC 2016-03-22 22:43
You'd think England would have a bespoke design rather than the same template all the other international teams are having. Can Nike no longer make shirts of one complete colour?
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Bentley
+2 # Bentley 2016-03-23 07:59
Theres only a few teams in the Euro's with bespoke kits, and the most "bespoke" kits are from Albania and Iceland. Turkey and Croatia just have the same "Vapor" template but just added some wacky design onto it. You cant really do that to an England kit to be honest. Its upsetting, but its a different design, better than the "T shirts" we've been getting from them recently
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Bentley
0 # Bentley 2016-03-23 08:00
edit... Ireland could also be another, although it is just a few Umbro templates mashed together haha
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qqq
+2 # qqq 2016-03-23 08:24
OMG :eek:
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Trousers
+2 # Trousers 2016-03-24 11:17
That's not an England kit.

Ah well, I'll dig the old Admiral replica out again.
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Waddle
+2 # Waddle 2016-03-24 11:39
It's a shame really !

This brand is a joke. Putain de yankees !
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Big Show
-1 # Big Show 2016-03-28 09:52
controversially, i like both kits. bit different. better than the bed sheet they've worn for the last couple of years
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Miken
-5 # Miken 2016-03-29 20:39
Seeing it worn for the first time tonight it looks really fresh,a bit different and the best England shirt since '03,beats that 'tailored by Umbro ' efforts hands down.
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Ben91
+2 # Ben91 2016-03-30 15:40
Horrible and not pleasant
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Socrates
+1 # Socrates 2016-03-31 12:34
Having seen both home and away kits now worn in games, my negative opinion of their merits has been reinforced.
Truly shameful efforts from Nike. It's time the FA got rid of them. Even adidas would do a better job (though the obvious candidate is, of course Umbro).
Typical of the Americans to take something over, and utterly destroy it.
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leroyman
0 # leroyman 2016-04-20 20:44
They dont half come up with some dribble about 10% lighter and areoswift. Some real jargon busters in here.
Again someone need sacking over this bodge job, and when my misses see's this she just gonna say 'those sock don't match'.
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HC
0 # HC 2016-04-23 02:34
The shirt looks good. I wasn't sure about the blue sleeves to begin with but it's subtle compared some things we've had in the past and some of them are considered to be classics. At least it isn't red (which isn't our colours).
As for the shorts and socks, Nike can do one!
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Stone
0 # Stone 2016-05-22 08:41
Is this England or an astronaut's underwear?
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craig wainwright
0 # craig wainwright 2016-05-24 11:15
All i can say is bring back umbro.
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