It’s not been an easy couple of years to be a Scottish Football fan…

Missing out on this summer’s World Cup, drawing Spain and the Czech Republic for qualification for the European Championships in 2012 and constant speculation of who’s in and out of the squad.

But if there’s one thing that can bring a national team out of the wilderness, it’s a classy new kit (Case in point: England). And in securing a 4-year deal with German innovators adidas, the SFA seem to have done just that.

New Scotland Home Kit

The new adidas Scotland Home shirt takes its inspiration directly from the national flag, with a primarily dark navy shirt, white trim and traditional red socks.

adidas have incorporated subtle elements to the new Scotland home kit to instil a sense of pride in the team and fans, and reflect on their rich footballing heritage. The shirt features a large embossed tonal Scotland crest on the front of the shirt, and the socks have the Gaelic word “Alba” knitted into the front of them (Gaelic for “Scotland”, in case you were wondering!) which adidas hope will be the finishing touch on a very patriotic kit.

new Adidas Scotland Home Shirt Group

Gordon Smith, Scottish FA Chief Executive, had this to say about the new kit: “The Scottish FA’s partnership with adidas is another tremendous boost for our National Teams and referees. We are delighted that one of the largest and most prestigious sports brands in the world has decided to invest in Scotland. We hope this is the start of an exciting new era, with a new national coach, a new qualification campaign on the way and, thanks to adidas, a new strip that is sure to be a hit with all Scotland supporters.”

new Adidas Scotland Home Shirt

The new adidas kit will be available to order in June,'  but will make its debut when Scotland take on the Czech Republic at Hampden Park in an international challenge match on Wednesday, March 3.

Technical details

The new Scotland Home shirt incorporates the following adidas technologies:

ClimaCool – engineered mesh that allows heat and sweat to escape while bringing cooling air into contact with the skin.
All seams are sewn flat to reduce irritation while running, and engineered fabric offers open mesh in critical heat zones.

ForMotion – allows complete freedom of movement. Radical cuts and 3D designs follow the shape of your body to increase comfort and improve performance.

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  1. says: Gaz

    Pretty good! I like the bits of the design that stop it being the same as all the other adidas ones with the same template

  2. says: john williams

    I have another adidas football strip with the ClimaCool™ and I love wearing when it’s hot. Why wait till June to release it when it would make more sense to sell march 3rd or just after that date. It on my shopping list.

  3. says: the dizzL

    very nice kit! liking the long sleeves, color, and number font.

    looks a little oldschool/retro in a way…i like it. seems maybe adidas is taking a cue from umbro with the more vintage looking kits?

    in any case im really liking these more understated and oldschool jerseys coming out lately. classy instead of flashy…

  4. says: atilla the fun

    love it, but could do without the sublaminated coat of arms on the chest, would like it maybe if it was smaller.
    still, one of the best kits scotland has ever had.
    very nice.

  5. says: E@zy

    reminds me of the france kit is they stick the techfit design on it.

    im gonna love it when france play badly and people sing are u scotland in disguise!

  6. says: Ferguson

    en español escocia ba clasificar al mundial para ese aique ir`por el primer puesto del grupo no importa kien este soi de bolivia pero admiro ala tartan army vamos con el apellido

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