More than just a city with two mighty Premier League soccer teams, Manchester has its modern roots stemmed from the once thriving textile industry, especially the city’s cotton mills during the Industrial Revolution. So great and prolific was its production that for a period, the city was known as “Cottonoplis”. To honor such industrious spirit, still visible in the various ventures you’ll find in the city today, Nike Soccer appointed the Manchester’s signature, the gingham check, onto the 2012-2013 Home Kit of the Manchester United.
Re-enforced with “t-bar” and welded seams for comfort, the new kits, like the others from Nike Soccer, are 23% lighter and 20% more resilience than previous kits. Created from recycled polyester, each kit averages around 13 recycled plastic bottles, for a total of 1115 million bottles recycled since Nike started the program in 2010. Though it is a marvel of modern technology, the new Home Kit features the distinctive Manchester’s gingham check in tonal red. Accentuated by its black v-neck design, each outfitted with hidden message “Forged in Industry, Striving for Glory” as a tribute to Manchester’s hard working mindset.
Perfectly ventilated, the kit can be worn as stand alone or with Nike Pro Combat system. The Manchester United Home Kit for 2012-2012 Season is now available for pre-order at the Red Devil’s online store.