As part of the Red Devil’s tour of South Africa, Nike lifted the veil off the Manchester United Away Shirt 2012-13 in Cape Town town earlier today.
The Manchester United Away Shirt 2012-13 will see the side step out in a white shirt, black shorts, and white and black socks; colours that have long been used for the club’s second kit.
The stand out feature on the Manchester United Away Shirt 2012-13 is the Henley Crew collar with a red detail and a button closure; this style of course being part of the heritage of the club but also a nod to the current youth style in Manchester. The shirt also has a black monochromatic crest to compliment the design.
The shirt’s outer back neck graphic features the club’s iconic devil, as it is on the shorts. The shorts are a black tonal Gingham print in line with the new home shirt design.
The socks are white with a black top and again, the graphic of the club’s devil stands proud. The socks also offer a new and innovative design featuring an updated cotton footbed offering the support and comfort enjoyed by professionals to all that wear them.
Whilst the kit combines modern sport and youth style to give the club an iconic new look, Nike’s innovation gives the team their most technologically advanced kit to aid athlete comfort and performance.
As expected, the Manchester United Away Shirt 2012-13 is made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester; 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.
Additionally, all of Nike’s 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.
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