Nike has launched the new FC Internazionale 2012-2013 home and away collections.
The new Home jersey features the traditional blue and black stripes; the black stripes being wider, giving the shirt a more dominant look.
The classic black crew neck collar gives a simple, elegant look whilst the black cuff has a hidden reveal of blue on its underside.
The inner back neck graphic on the shirt uses ‘Il Biscione’, the snake symbol of Milan with the outer back neck graphic simply reading ‘Inter’.
The all black shorts have ‘Inter’ on the back waistband and a snakeskin pattern, representing Il Biscione along the side seam.
The socks are all black with a white ‘Inter’ graphic and also offer a new and innovative design featuring an updated cotton footbed offering support and maximum comfort.
The new Away kit gives the team a bold new look to make an impact on the opposition; with a uniform of bright red shirt, shorts and socks.
Red is the key colour of the city of Milan crest, and this dramatic and stylish new kit lets the club claim the city’s colour as their own. The crew neck is red and ribbed, whilst the inner back neck graphic of the shirt is inspired by ‘Il Biscione’, the snake symbol that the city of Milan and Inter share.
The outer back neck graphic reads simply ‘Inter’. And the cuffs on the shirt sleeves are tipped with iconic black and blue – stamping the club’s heritage on the new uniform.
The shorts are totally red with ‘Inter’ on the back of the waistband and a snakeskin pattern representing ‘Il Biscione’ along the side seam.
The red socks have a black and blue top and a white ‘Inter’ detail.
The new home and away kits are made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester, making it Nike’s most environmentally friendly kit ever produced. Each kit (shirt and shorts) is made using up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles. This innovative manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by up to 30% compared to manufacturing traditional polyester. Since 2010 Nike has used an estimated 1115 million recycled plastic bottles to create its high performance kits.
The kits are made out of 23% lighter fabric with 20% stronger knit structure than Nike’s previous kits and feature Nike Dri-FIT technology to wick moisture away from athletes to help keep them cool and dry on-pitch.
Kits have bonded re-enforced t-bar junctions that support critical seams on the shirt and shorts and inner welded seams with a flat finish construction to improve comfort and performance. Temperature regulation is helped by ventilation zones, consisting of a series of tiny laser cut holes from the under arms to the waistband, allowing air to circulate to keep players comfortable.
Nike Pro Combat base-layers are used by athletes to compliment playing kits, to further improve comfort and increase protection from injury. Whilst fans and players can enjoy the Nike’s Inter Milan Sportswear collection off the pitch, inspired by the club’s heritage.
The kits and extended line are available from today in all Nike and Inter stores.