Nike and FC Barcelona have revealed the new third kit for the 2014/15 season, which consists of the two shades of yellow that were used in the famous 2005 second kit. The shirt, shorts and socks all feature a strong, bright yellow on the front and a darker shade of the same yellow on the back. The two shades are divided by a blue line, and the same blue is used for the trim in honour of one of the two traditional colours of the FC Barcelona first strip.
These stripes lead from the neck, along the shoulders, and down the sides of the shirt, shorts and socks. When the players move, the line moves to accentuate the outline of their bodies, creating the sensation of speed. The new shirt, which can now be reserved at nike.com/fcb will go on sale on September 25. Shortly after, the first team will be wearing it for the first time in an official match, the Champions League fixture away to Paris Saint Germain on September 30.
"This half-and-half appearance is a traditional football design, but we’ve added a new twist”, said Nike Football Global Creative Director, Martin Lotti. "We wanted to use vibrant colours, so these uniforms, at night and under floodlights, will seem shinier against the grass. Under a dark sky, these uniforms will look electric, as if charged by batteries and providing the ground with a flash of almost electrical colours”.
There is a classic look to the shirt design, with a sophisticated polo neck including three buttons in the darker shade of yellow. The right sleeve features a small Catalan flag.
Inside the back of the neck there is a small tab showing the FC Barcelona ‘Més que un club’ slogan and the date of its foundation, 1899, while the name ‘Barça’ appears on the outside in the same iconic blue as used on the rest of the kit.