Landing as one of the wildest designs of the season, Nike launch the Tottenham Hotspur 21/22 away shirt. The bold, vibrant look puts future creators at the heart of its design, with an expressive print that represents collective creativity from local minds.
Landing in stark contrast to the extremely clean white aesthetics of the new home shirt, the new Spurs away shirt for the 21/22 season is bold to say the least. The dark base of the jersey provides the perfect canvas for the progressive design, with its vibrancy accentuated by blue trim detail and a Venom Green Nike Swoosh, Club crest and sponsor logos. Then how to describe the rest… it’s a fluid, multicoloured marble effect that runs across the body and sleeves. That’s all we’ve got. Certainly not going to be any danger of the Spurs players not being able to distinguish one another on the pitch.
It’s certainly a bold design, but is it actually good? It’s sure to be divisive, much like Man United’s third kit from last season, but like that offering, it’s good to see designers given more free reign to create, though under those circumstances there are bound to be hits and misses. On this occasion we’re going to applaud the sheer balls out bravery of the design and leave it at that. Where some may have accused the home shirt of being a little bland, clearly all the spice was saved up for the away shirt.
As part of their wider Move to Zero initiative – a journey towards zero carbon and zero waste – Nike are focused in scaling the usage of lower-carbon material alternatives. Recycled polyester reduces carbon emissions by up to 30 per cent compared to virgin polyester and, since 2010, Nike has been using this material to produce football kits. The Spurs kits that will be worn on the pitch, as well as the replica shirts available for supporters to buy, are constructed with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. This creates kits that helps to deliver peak performance with a lower impact on the environment.