With adidas overtaking Nike as the current Manchester United kit suppliers, we review the fan’s edition of the home shirt for the Red Devils for the 2015-16 season.
With adidas Football signing the biggest kit deal in football history in July 2014, Chevrolet again sponsors the shirt after they signed a seven-year deal back in July 2012. This is the second time adidas have supplied kits for Manchester United as they previously had a 12 year spell with the club from 1980 to 1992. Umbro and Nike supplied kits for the English giants from 1992 to 2015.
The new home shirt for the Red Devils is classic in design and is reminiscent of the retro adidas kits back in the 1980s as it features a traditional red base while adidas’ three-stripes on the shoulders are white. Based on the Tiro 15 Jersey template seen on several other 2015-16 adidas teams, a classic white v-neck collar is used with touches of red and black piping and the sleeve cuffs uses a solid white design.
The hem of the shirt uses a graphic design taken from the 1990 shirt famously worn by Ryan Giggs in his debut season. Woven club crest and adidas logo are used while the Chevrolet sponsor, names and numbers are printed on.
The likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Valencia have used versions of the Tiro 15 Jersey template. A special print on the hem of the shirt is inspired by the classic retro adidas kits.
Not veering away from tradition the new home kit will completed with either white shorts with red trim or black shorts with red trim while the same deal is with the socks, either white or black (depending on the oppositions’ team colours). adidas three-stripes run down the flanks of the shorts and on the tip of the socks while a Red Devils emblem is featured on the shin of each sock.
Built from CLIMACOOL fabric which is 100% polyester, the shirt provides heat and moisture management through ventilation for a comfortable feel throughout the game.
Due to the change of manufacturer, sizing may vary from previous seasons. This shirt is a size medium and fits me perfectly so I recommend going true to size with this shirt. Refer to the suize guides for more info.
Posted on October 09, 2015