Happy #SickKitFriday — the 13th! No matter how many black cats you saw today, you must have some good luck left over because you’re about to see this week’s stellar new kits.
Did you know it was possible for Nike to make a kit using their fade template but not two wildly opposing colors?! Neither did we.
The green color of Club América’s new third kit, which fades from dark to light shades from top to bottom, comes from a blend of yellow and blue, the club’s two traditional colors. It also features the special crest commemorating América’s 100th anniversary. Talk about a birthday suit!
URAWA RED DIAMONDS
Nike did well with the home kit for J-League’s Urawa Red Diamonds, too.
Each aspect of what looks like just a very cool design was intricately thought out, despite being based on Nike’s Euro 2016 template. The diagonal stripes form two X’s and a V, the Roman numerical value for “25” — because it’s the 25th anniversary of the club being named the Urawa Red Diamonds. And those stripes? Made up of 12 lines each, to honor the club’s 12th men. Finally, the colors — red, white, and black — are the club’s traditional trio.
It’s a clean black-and-gold design from Adidas for Tigres’ new third kit.
The simple design and color palette helps offset the busy branding.
Liverpool’s attempt at a neon jersey? Terrible. J-League’s Sanfrecce Hiroshima? Excellent.
It’s a hi-vis yellow away kit, whose bright color scheme is added to through the purple crest and the blue-and-orange sponsor. It’s unique without getting too busy or visually overstimulating — a tough balance to strike.
Pumas’ new third kit is blue and white, with the sponsor slated above the enlarged Pumas graphic. Like Club América, it actually utilizes the Nike fade template using only one color!
We bring you back to Europe with the French edition of Sick Kit Friday here at KICK. Oui oui!
Let us know which of the new releases — which are brought to you with help from Footyheadlines — are your favorite, and which of ours is too. And have a sick weekend!