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The traditional Scottish colours remain strongly represented throughout the new away kit with an array of design innovations. This keeps the strong national identity and brings a modern look and feel to the kit, with subtle hints of the national heritage throughout.
The crest pays homage to the round badge used on the 1974 shirt worn at the World Cup in West Germany. This variation (as seen on the recently released new home kit) of an iconic emblem of Scottish folklore features a woven badge with the embroidery applied with satin stitching. It features the Royal Standard (aka the Lion Rampant of Scotland) and marks the founding of the Scottish FA in 1873.
The new white kit is subtly modernised with the reflective two-tone use of the shadowed stripe and the incorporated fleur de lys that is repeated across the front panel. The hallmark adidas three stripes has been proudly retained and adds detail through the sleeve with the navy subtly incorporated into the white kit. The V-neck collar is blocked with traditional navy with a subtle addition of yellow trim to add flair to the shirt.
Navy shorts, which incorporate ClimaCool™ technology, feature a tie cord and Scottish FA crest. The traditional colour rotation for the kit is completed with a two-tone coloured sock, which comprises of the predominantly deep Scottish navy while featuring a white cuff detailed with the adidas 3-strips. The socks feature the word ‘ALBA’ – the Gaelic word for Scotland – and a new construction features materials that add comfort to the foot-bed and provide Achilles support.
Advancements in technology have yet again allowed adidas to push the boundaries in the development of their apparel giving the Scotland players an extra edge on the pitch as well as looking the part.
On the field, the players’ kits will incorporate adidas’ cutting edge TechFit™ technology, to help improve speed, increase endurance capabilities and enhance awareness. This works by stabilizing and focusing the muscles’ energy to generate explosive acceleration and deliver maximum power output.
The shirts also feature adidas ClimaCool™ technology, a mixture of heat and moisture controlling materials, ventilation channels and 3D fabrics which improve air flow to the skin in the key heat zones.
Pre-order and purchase
The new Scotland away kit will go on sale on Friday 24th February 2012, but can be pre-ordered online now at: www.scottishfootballdirect.com
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