These are the new São Paulo home, away, 3rd and GK football kits for the 2008/09 season made by reebok.
The home kit is a white shirt, with two horizontal stripes at chest's level, the upper one being red and the lower one being black, with the badge in the center of the chest. The shorts and socks are all-white.
When Paulistano and Palmeiras merged into São Paulo in 1930, their colors were inherited by São Paulo. (red and white for Paulistano and black and white for Palmeiras) Not only the colors match the ones in São Paulo's state flag, it also represents the 3 main races that lived in Brazil during that period: the native Americans (represented by the red), the caucasians (represented by the white) and the Africans (represented by the black).