FC Porto and New Balance presented the new away equipment that the teams of the club will wear in 2017/18. Just like with the main and third equipment, the away kit is part of the campaign “Joga Sem Fronteiras” (Play Without Boundaries) and is dominated by a vibrant orange colour, clearly contrasting with the other two, keeping to UEFA requirements.
The bright and clean design is sure to stand out as FC Porto takes on clubs both in Portugal and around Europe in the upcoming season. The equipment includes a white rib over the V neck and white detail mock vents to the underarm. The chest includes a full colour FC Porto crest and the NB logo in white.
Iván Marcano has already seen and worn it, stating that he enjoyed the kit: “For the players, the way a kit performs on match day is just as important as the way it looks. Looking at the colourful design and at the comfort, I am really looking forward to playing in the kit next season and bringing success for my team and to the fans.”
The kit has been developed using NB Dry technology, a moisture wicking fabric that helps keep players cool and dry whilst wicking sweat from the body, making it fast drying. A 3D stretch mesh in the under-arm regions and a mesh to the back of the shirt have been incorporated as well, to aid movement and airflow around the body.
The kit is completed with orange shorts and socks, with the crest of the club and the sponsor’s logo. The cushioning integrated within the sock’s ankle and heel areas offers added support. The foot bed was developed with polypropylene, to prevent excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
As for the goalkeeper’s kit, it has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys, sporting a mock vent and back body map mesh system to compliment the outfield kit aesthetic. The UV Blue design with white colour crest and NB branding, has a sleek look, completed by the tonal three colour sleeve pattern.
“The design team has done a great job in creating a kit that will capture people’s attention both on and off the pitch. This year’s campaign line is all about “Play without Boundaries” and this applies to our kit designs as much as it does to the players. Not only is it visually striking, the team made sure that the kit will allow the players to perform at the very highest level and maintain the standards of this historic club”, Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football, explained.
This kit will be available at FC Porto Stores on June 21.