Traditional colured stripes back on first team shirt
FC Barcelona and Nike presented the team’s new kit this morning, which includes blue shorts
The first team kit for 2012/13 will include the traditional blue and claret stripes in a modern design which sees the stipes peter off on the sleeves. The away kit is based on the Catalan “senyera” flag.
The new shirt features the senyera on the yellow collar . the flag is also for the first time ever completely integrated in the shirt – featuring on the back, inside and outside, as well as on the edges from side to side, The Club motto - ‘Més que un Club’. – also appears on the rear of the neck.
The shorts are blue, whilst the socks have a thin yellow line at the top and a modern design echoing the shirt sleeves below that.
Lighter than earlier versions
Nike kits continue to be manufactured using their revolutionary technique with recycled polyester - reflecting the company’s commitment to creating sporting goods which have as little harmful effect on the environment as possible. A set of shirt and shorts are manufactured using a maximum of 13 recycled plastic bottles.
The kits are made from material which means they weigh no more than 150 grams and are 23% lighter than previous Nike kits. They are also 20% stronger and are considerably more flexible. The materials used also have the Nike Dri.Fit technology which eliminates sweat and allows the player to stay cool and dry.