Two weeks ago Real Madrid unveiled their new home and away kits and the word of the day was: PINK!
The custom in most kit reviews would be to discuss the home kit first. However there’s an elephant in the room and it’s the European champions’ all-pink away kit. The shirt is an eye-catching pink , while the Fly Emirates and Adidas markings are white. The shorts and socks are both primarily pink with white details. The Real Madrid crest on this kit follows the theme and is entirely pink and white.
The official line from manufacturers Adidas was that the Real Madrid new away kit:
“Inverts the colors of the home kit with a vibrant pink as the prominent color, which has never been seen in the 112 years of history of the club. The away shirt also includes a brand new tonal crest to bring out this new color in even the finer details of the shirt.”
It’s a break with tradition, but then again Real Madrid have recently played in some uncharacteristic third-choice strips – all-orange last season, dark green in 2012/13 and red in 2011/12.
As alluded to earlier, the home kit is the exact color inverse of the away kit. Both feature the same design, but pink is replaced with white and vice-versa. The only difference is that the badge reverts to its conventional form and the sponsorship logos are black. The home kit’s shorts and socks are white, with black and pink details.
Two interesting design features on both kits are the classical buttons on the front of the shirt and the rounded ‘Henley’ collar. Also, the back of the collar on each shirt reads ‘Real Madrid’ with a star between the words, presumably signifying the capture of the club’s long-awaited 10th European Cup last season.
Obviously the vivid pink of the away strip might not be everyone’s favorite. However, both kits are eye-catching and stylish, and are sure to be commercially successful. Check out Real Madrid’s away shirt for 2014/15.