Today New Balance has unveiled the new 2017/18 FC Porto home kit. The shirt has been launched as part of the ‘Joga Sem Fronteiras’ or ‘Play without Boundaries’ campaign for the 2017/18 season.
This year’s FC Porto home kit sees a return of the iconic Oporto Blue and white stripes that have been a constant feature of FC Porto’s home kit’s since 1909. The kit includes a white rib crew neck collar and cuffs with tipping detail. A full color FC Porto crest applied to the chest.
“This kit is the embodiment of a classic design coupled with optimum performance. Not only does it keep the tradition of this great club, but the inclusion of our NB kit technology will allow the team to play without worry about restrictions and break any boundaries set before them. I am looking forward to next season and FC Porto competing at the highest level both domestically and abroad.”
– Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football.
The kit has been developed using NB Dry technology, a moisture wicking fabric that helps keep players cool and dry whilst wicking sweat from the body, making it fast drying. 3D stretch mesh under-arm regions and a body map mesh to the back of the shirt have been incorporated to aid movement and airflow around the body.
The kit is completed with Oporto blue shorts and white socks. Zonal cushioning integrated within the sock’s ankle and achilles areas offers added support. The foot bed has been developed with polypropylene to alleviate excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
The goalkeeper kit has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys sporting a mock vent and back body map mesh system to compliment the outfield kit aesthetic. The rich all black design with full color crest, and white sponsor and NB branding has an opposing look, completed by the tonal three color sleeve pattern.
“It is an honor to wear the blue and white stripes of FC Porto and represent this great club. The team are looking forward to wearing this kit in the Estádio do Dragão next season and bringing more success to the club.”
– Alex Telles, FC Porto Player.
The full range of New Balance FC Porto home kit products will be available at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents) and in New Balance stores worldwide from 15 June 2017. The goalkeeper kit will be available from 21 June 2017.