England unveil their new home and away kits ahead of their Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark this month.
Both sets of the official strips have been previously leaked online, before being showcased on the FootyHeadlines website, getting mixed opinion from fans.
Nike have said via their website: “Capturing the spirit of the modern England team, representative of all people, the 2020 Nike collection employs the use of bespoke graphic prints that depict a “community of lions” — players and fans together, united in sharing a dream.”
“This team is closer than it’s ever been before — when we put on that England jersey, all club rivalries are set aside,” says captain Harry Kane. “We’re united in our goal of representing our fans far and wide. This collection captures that feeling of togetherness we hold so dearly.”
England’s white home shirt features a dark blue crew neck and side stripes. Both the collar and the stripes are embossed with the distinctive “community of lions” graphic. The England crest, Nike Swoosh and squad number align down the middle of the jersey, perfectly complemented by dark blue shorts and white socks.
England’s away is presented in head-to-toe blue, with both the shirt and shorts emphasizing togetherness through an all-over graphic. The shirt features another nod to ’90s jersey design with a fold-down collar, fastened by a button inscribed with the words “We are Lions/We are England.” The jersey is enlivened by bright red side stripes, a Swoosh and crest.
The names and numbers on both home and away are printed in an exclusive font inspired by the Three Lions’ identity.
Fresh look. Same energy. ⚡️
The new @nikefootball home and away shirts are here!
— England (@England) September 1, 2020
“There is a feel-good factor surrounding the England team, and we wanted to capture all that vibrancy and try some new things,” says Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel. “The collection balances a classic home identity with an adventurous, eye-catching away kit.”
England’s wider collection continues the theme of togetherness and the use of exclusive graphics. The team’s pre-match jersey comes in a vivid red, which is adorned by another all-over, ’90s-inspired illustration. The “community of lions” print returns on a crew-neck collar, while a full-color crest appears on the chest.
The England home and away kits are available at nike.com September 1; the full collection is available in all Nike and partner retail stores September 4.
£69.95 – England Home Stadium Shirt 2020-21
£69.95 – England Home Stadium Shirt 2020-21 – Womens
£54.95 – England Home Stadium Shirt 2020-21 – Kids
£44.95 – England Home Stadium Kit 2020-21 – Little Kids
£99.95 – England Home Vapor Match Shirt 2020-21
£39.95 – England Home Stadium Kit 2020-21 – Infants
£34.95 – England Home Stadium Shorts 2020-21
£29.95 – England Home Stadium Shorts 2020-21 – Kids
£84.95 – England Home Vapor Match Shirt 2020-21 – Kids
£59.95 – England Home Vapor Match Shorts 2020-21
There was plenty of fan reaction after England unveil their new home and away kits…
These are all horrific. Arguably the worst we’ve ever had.
The home one looks like a cheap England tshirt that people buy if they can’t afford the actual shirt ?
— James Glasspoole (@JamesGlasspoole) September 1, 2020
Best England kit in ages
— Alfie ? (@AlfieJ97) September 1, 2020
2020 as a whole for ya..
— Bafty (@ABaftDastard) September 1, 2020
If the away kit didn’t have a collar??
— Kai booth (@Kaibooth3) September 1, 2020
Hate to say it but they’re both god awful
— Dan (@dantistoboggan) September 1, 2020
@Nike you’ve had a shocker ! ?
— Russell Carter ⚒ (@RC4HL) September 1, 2020
Reminds me of this! ???????? pic.twitter.com/mY3zk2NJJX
— Oliver White ? (@OliWhiteMOT93) September 1, 2020
That’s really gonna show off my man cans!!! I’ll stick with the Euro 96 shirt?
— Matt ovens (@Mattovens1) September 1, 2020
The home shirt looks like Asda England pyjamas. The away shirt, on the other hand, is rather nice.
— Jon Palich (@jonpalich) September 1, 2020
Home awful, away nice
— Si (@sitheman25) September 1, 2020
That blue kit is sexy as fuck
— Jacob Wadsworth? (@JacobWadsworth6) September 1, 2020