With the sleeves featuring lunar graphics in shades of blue, the rest of the kit draws together shades of the colour to create a distinctive and stylish aesthetic.
The body of the shirt is a rich dark navy blue, with sleeves and shoulders in a subtly contrasting hue. The kit is enlivened with electric blue detailing, this lighter colour representing a modernised take on Manchester City’s iconic sky blue.
Electric blue features in a trim around the back of the lightweight dark navy blue crew neck collar, and also runs down each of the shirt’s flanks in a slim stripe. These stripes continue down both sides of the otherwise dark navy blue shorts.
Manchester City’s away kit was hand delivered to the players by Nike Football App user, Louie Joyce, who travelled to Australia to meet up with the squad during their pre-season tour. Louie was selected to present the kit after first taking part in the behind-the scenes home kit shoot at the City Football Academy.
The team will debut the kit on July 24 in Melbourne, Australia, in front of almost 100,000 fans.
While this new kit represents a proud symbol of the club, it offers players the very latest in performance innovation, fabric technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures.
The jersey is crafted using a full mesh fabric – this makes up the full front and back panel of the shirt, increasing airflow and facilitating enhanced movement.
Nike places sustainable innovation at the heart of its kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance and lower environmental impact.
Each piece of the kit – the shirt, shorts and socks – is constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to produce fine yarn used to create the fabric. Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 2 billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester – enough to cover about 3,500 football pitches.
By using recycled polyester, Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the manufacturing process by up to 30 percent compared to virgin polyester. For more information, visit nikebetterworld.com.