France, the host nation for Euro 2016, unveiled their 2016 home and away soccer kits by Nike today.
Les Bleus is expected to debut the new look on-field in the friendly against the Netherlands on March 25.
The modern design home jersey stays true to the traditional blue color but has added depth with a 3-tone design. The front and back of the jersey is royal blue with a deeper royal used on the shoulders and navy blue detailing used around the back of the collar and down the side of the jersey.
A subtle v-neck collar is made to stand out with the navy blue trim around the back. The sleeve cuffs features tonal dark blue pinstripes. The Nike swoosh and updated FFF crest are on the chest in white.
The jersey is the first generation made from the newly announced Nike Vapor with Aeroswift technology. This allows for a graphic geometric design to be woven into the fabric. Inside the shirt behind the FFF crest is a hexagon with a unique graphic representing France with the message “Nos différences nous unissent” (Our differences unite us).
The back of the jersey has France on the collar, with “Fierté bleue” (Blue Pride) etched inside the sleeve cuffs.
The kit is complete with cobalt blue shorts with a navy side striped trim and solid red socks with dark red top stripe.
The away jersey comes in the same design template in white with a dark blue right sleeve and red left sleeve to emulate the French flag. Navy trim separates the blue collar from the different-colored sleeves and the same navy trim is the side piping extending from the sleeves through the underarms onto the hem. The chest has a navy swoosh placed across a detailed navy FFF crest.
White shorts with navy trim and navy socks with a red striped panel on the calf completes this change kit.
The Nike France EURO 2016 Home and Away jerseys will be available soon at World Soccer Shop.