March 8th, 2011
Nike’s New France Away Kit: One Stripe Too Many?
Image and video via soccerbible.com
It was announced way back in 2008 that Nike was going to be designing the French National Team’s kits from 2011-2018 and we
totally forgot about it waited with baited breath to see the results.
The home kit was unveiled in January and while it is simple and nice, it is not nearly as tight as the Adidas kit Les Bleus sported during the 2010 World Cup. In the eyes of millions and millions of Kickettes around the globe, this is a potential fail.
Nike released photos of the French NT 2011/12 away kit today and we are just plain conflicted. The photos were shot by the legendary Karl Lagerfeld (he of Chanel, Fendi, and his own line), but he did not have a hand in designing them.
The stripes make it look a little bit like a gondolier’s outfit. Or perhaps this is a nod to the iconic French Breton stripe? The Nautical look is kind of in right now, but it doesn’t exactly scream “rugged hotness” or inspire us to want to tear it off of the ripped bods that will be wearing them.
Help us, Kickettes. Have a look at the video below (en français, of course) and tell us if this is one to skip or pre-order. Or does it not matter because Yoann, Florent & Co. can make anything look hot?