Nike and Netherlands have revealed the new away kit for 2015/16, a stylish offering that pays tribute to the country that pioneered ‘Total Football’ in the 1970s.
“This is a beautiful looking kit, really fresh but classic, and represents the Dutch spirit. When I put it on I feel inspired to play well for my country, the team and the fans” said PSG and Netherlands defender Gregory van der Wiel.
The new away shirt is predominantly white, with orange details. This is most noticeable on the side of the shirt, in a unique gradient pattern. The V-neck collar features an orange inset triangle at the front, and the Nike logo and enlarged Netherlands lion badge are also orange. A pennant tab inside the collar features the crown that appears on top of the lion on the Netherlands crest.
The font for the names and numbers on the back of the kit has been designed by renowned Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel, and replicates a retro style that was seen during the 1970s when the Dutch were revolutionizing world football.
The gradient pattern design is most evident on the orange shorts, which also have a white trim. The enlarged lion is on the side of the shorts. The new socks are white with an orange Nike logo on the front.
“The Dutch are renowned for their speed and attacking style of play, moving the ball around the pitch quickly and surging forward at pace,” according to Nike. “The kit design represents the speed, movement and energy of the national team and combines innovative graphics with the iconic classic Dutch color palette of orange and white.”
The Netherlands 2015/16 away jersey is available soon at World Soccer Shop.