A new era dawns: Nike Football outfits Tottenham Hotspur for 2017-18
Sat 01 July 2017, 01:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to present our Home and Away kits for the new 2017-18 season in partnership with Nike, the world's leading sports footwear and apparel company.
Nike’s debut season with the Club – the first of our new multi-year agreement – will see the players outfitted in Nike Vapor kits as we embark on a campaign at the highest level both domestically and on the continent. These match kits, launched today, feature AeroSwift technology, representing Nike’s most advanced performance apparel to date.
For one season only, the Tottenham Hotspur crest – comprising the famous cockerel motif atop a football – has been enclosed in a shield design. The 2017-18 crest nods to one of our finest achievements, becoming the first club in the modern era to win both the Football League First Division and FA Cup in the 1960-61 season.
In that era the team’s shirts were embellished with a shield-style crest and, with legendary manager Bill Nicholson at the helm, the Club sealed an historic league and cup double with an FA Cup Final win at Wembley Stadium. As we return to the national stadium – this time for a full season while our state-of-the-art new home is being constructed in Tottenham – the shield makes its comeback, harking back to a crowning moment in the Club’s past and serving as a reminder to the 2017-18 generation that history is ours to be written.
On both our Home and Away kits for 2017-18. this updated crest features on high-performance materials in traditional Club colours, crafted to enhance ventilation, increase ease of motion and reduce weight.
2017-18 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VAPOR MATCH HOME KIT
Tottenham Hotspur is synonymous with a classic white colour palette and for 2017-18 Nike has produced a clean home jersey in bright white that, whilst being a part of the Club’s most innovative kit to date, feels truly Spurs.
Nike AeroSwift – an advanced apparel technology – is evident throughout the shirt. Engineered knit zones enhance fit for the athlete in motion, integrating a range of different textures to minimise instances of the shirt clinging to the body. Superior ventilation, meanwhile, is at the heart of the design in order to properly regulate body temperature. This is most notably present into the flanks of the kit, with ventilation stripes that expand when the athlete is in motion on the sides of the shirt in navy blue and on the sides of the navy blue shorts in white.
Subtle text is embedded into the kit, adding detailing that anchors the design in the Club’s identity. “SPURS” is knitted into the back of the round neck, where a navy blue trim embellishes the shirt, and the numbers “2017” and “2018” are knitted into insides of the left and right cuffs respectively, referencing the season that lies ahead at Wembley.
Completing the home kit, predominantly white socks with NikeGrip technology for the ultimate boot-to-foot connection feature “THFC” on the shin set below the Nike Swoosh.
The corresponding home goalkeeper kit that club captain Hugo Lloris will lead his team out in is an all-yellow ensemble, also created using AeroSwift technology for optimum performance.
The 2017-18 Tottenham Hotspur Home Kit and full Nike Tottenham Hotspur collection is available now. The First Team will debut the Home kit in our International Champions Cup match against Paris Saint-Germain in Orlando on July 22.
2017-18 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VAPOR MATCH AWAY KIT
The first ever Nike away kit for the Club is a head-to-toe rich navy blue with white detailing, uniting the two colours most closely associated with the Club. In the legendary 1960-61 season that inspired the 2017-18 crest, the double-winning side also sported a navy blue away kit. The goalkeeper kit, meanwhile, is head-to-toe classic green.
Like the home kit, the away kit boasts AeroSwift innovation resulting in the lightest and fastest Nike Football kits ever produced. As football in the Premier League and beyond grows ever-faster, Nike is equipping the Club with the ultimate kits to keep pace with this evolution.
Reinforcing the sense of Club identity imbued in the kit, “SPURS”, “2017” and “2018” are spelled out in the knit of the shirt, while “THFC” features in white text on the navy blue-coloured NikeGrip socks.
The 2017-18 Tottenham Hotspur Away Kit and full Nike Tottenham Hotspur collection is available now. The First Team will wear the Away Kit for the first time when we take on Manchester City in Nashville on July 29.
Nike AeroSwift Technology
The most technologically advanced kits to date, Nike Vapor kits with AeroSwift technology are 10 per cent lighter, with 50 per cent more stretch than the Nike kits they replace. They employ a new, textured high-performance yarn that wicks sweat from the skin 20 per cent faster than Nike’s most recent football kits, while also drying 25 per cent faster. Additionally, both the shirt and shorts are constructed using a new knitting process that integrates single and double knit to enhance breathability, stretch and fit.
Commitment to Sustainability
Nike leverages sustainable innovation for its football kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance and lower environmental impact.
The kit’s shirt and shorts are constructed with recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles melted down to produce a fine yarn.
Each kit is made using approximately 16 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than three billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester, enough to cover about 5,200 football pitches.