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Nike Unveil New 2013 England Home Kit In Full – It’s Definitely Growing On Us (Photos & Video)

By Chris Wright


We’ve already seen the teaser photo earlier this afternoon, but Nike have now sent out a full wodge of photos of their new England strip for 2013, and here the bugger is in all its glory…

Here’s a few choice lines from Nike’s accompanying blurb…

A clean, distinctive design takes the kit back to its roots with its traditional colors of white and dark blue to celebrate the Football Association’s 150th anniversary.

The iconic three lions crest was prominently featured in dark blue on the team’s first kit, and once again, the crest is the proud focus – now with a gold border, a gold star above it signifying England’s World Cup win, and a gold ribbon graphic below inscribed with “150 years” and the dates 1863 and 2013, marking the Football Association’s anniversary.

The blue on the new kit is the same dark blue colour that featured on England’s first kit. Embodying the clean lines and understated style of the best of English fashion, the white shirt features a dark blue classic crew neck collar, while two side vents on the hem of the shirt subtly feature the St George’s cross.

Now you know.

Damn it. We’re so close to liking it, but something’s just not quite clicking yet. We definitely need to see this thing up close and personal to make a more assured judgement *nudge nudge Nike wink wink*

The 2013 kit seems to be polarising opinion across the board so far today. Anyone changed their mind after seeing England’s new strip in its entirety?

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By Chris on May 20th, 2013 in Featured, International football, Kits & fashion, Photos, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

19 Responses to “Nike Unveil New 2013 England Home Kit In Full – It’s Definitely Growing On Us (Photos & Video)”

  1. One Man Went to Mow says:

    I like it, I like it alot, but, and this is a big one, wearing the England kit as a fan over the age of 11 is a bit like hanging a St. George’s cross outside your bedroom window. You will tell everyone that you are simply being patriotic, however, everyone will know that there is a sinister edge to it just bubbling below the surface :(

  2. Toz says:

    Seriously, it’s nothing special.

  3. Terry Shedingham says:

    Insipid. And the 150 Years detail below the crest just looks tacky.

  4. Anonymous says:

    @One Man Went to Mow
    Looks to me like you’re just talking about yourself.

  5. Terry Shedingham says:

    @One Man Went to Mow
    Looks to me like you’re just talking about yourself.

  6. OldNumber7Shirt says:

    I don’t mean this sarcastically or cruelly. It looks like a training kit. Like, the real kit is to be unveiled soon but buy the training strip for now.

  7. JamieL says:

    It’s just one big ‘meh’.

    I was a big fan of the ‘back to basics’ simple designs that have been coming out. The one that really stood out for me was the France one a couple of years back.

    Now I find that the designs are just boring me. Bring back some mad zig zags or stripes or something to make the kit look different to the last one!

  8. Chris says:

    I like the new kit but, I like it better when worn by the USMNT!
    Jeez Nike…way to make the US centennial kit mean something!

  9. Tim says:

    I like it but it looks almost identical to the new US Centennial shirt.

  10. J says:

    @OldNumber7Shirt, was thinking the same thing! It really has nothing to stand out and say “this is England”. A touch boring i feel. In saying that, will probably buy.

  11. dusty bottoms says:


  12. justin says:

    What about the stunning new design of Joe Hart’s shirt??

  13. Al says:

    I’ve said it before on here, if grown men are wearing football kits for anything other than training/ playing football then they have much bigger problems than the design of the kit, if you are over 18 and wqearing a replica shirt, the design of the kit matters not, you still look like a fucking idiot

  14. Chris says:

    Another retro cool masterclass. Nike does it again – when it comes to kit designs they are the shiz-nit. Its simple but it takes an enormous amount of effort to make things look simple & great.

  15. brownie says:

    what does USA mean? is it a soccer team in mexico?

  16. Hirsty says:

    It just looks so, so wrong with the Nike logo…

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  19. Terry Shedingham says:

    Navy strip numbers BOO

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