On November 6, 2017, Adidas revealed New Argentina home kit, which we would see on the pitch of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
The shirt has the white base with three distinctive wide vertical blue stripes on it. This classic color match of white and light blue, deriving from Argentina national flag, debuts in August 1908. Since then, it always shows as a home color of Argentina in international tournaments. Nevertheless, Argentina wore other uniforms a few times.
The design, inspired by the typical suit style of Argentina back in the 90s, is combined with the new technology and innovation. As a new 21-century product inherited convention from the history, the jersey celebrates the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Argentine Football Association (AFA).
Juergen Rank, Senior Design Director said, “Adidas has created so many products, innovations and looks through the decades which became true icons in the soccer world. We want to celebrate those icons in the world of today.” The fans have the same appeal that they can be identified by some historic symbols but meanwhile, the latest innovation and technologies are expected to be applied. Adidas with its abundant experience in the designing kit has successfully brought the needs for the players and fans together and suited the kit for the stadium and the streets.
The new shirt is similar to that famous shirts wore in 1993 Copa América. Three light blue vertical strips are distributed averagely at both front and back. Ribbed V neck and white short sleeves pay homage to the orthodox design. Classic Adidas three stripes lie on both sides of shoulders, which cooperates with the logo at the right chest shows the firm support from the Adidas. This shirt replicates the iconic component while creating a fresh new look.
At the year of the 125 anniversary of AFA, the new shirt salutes to this historic moment by enchanting blue stripes with a pixelated effect that incorporates the laurels of the AFA crest, which adds creative elements to its reminiscence. Besides that, at the bottom corner, a graphic laurel and Number 125 can be found printed on the shirt.
At the left on the chest is the crest. This crest is a variation of the Argentine Football Association with slightly modified. Original laurel vert is recolored to gold in order to be harmonious with the background color of the crest. The classic red-white stripe can be found at the top of the crest, showing the players’ proud, respect and also national identity to their motherland.
The shirt is tailored according to the ergonomics to endure any drastically action without restraint to the body flexibility ensuring the comfort when players are running and jumping. And it is made of soft fabric that channels moisture away from your surface. A dry condition plays an important role in protection to the skin from the hurt caused by rubbing against the clothes.
New jersey is a combination of tradition and innovation, science and craft. It can be a great choice for fans to wear it when cheering for every Argentinean goal.