With only a few weeks left until the Premier League kicks off, we take a look at a selection of brand new kits for the 2014/15 season. All these are based on personal opinions and preferences so please don’t get offended. Leave us your views in the comments and take part in our poll! Let us know what your favourite kit and worst kits are.
Top 5 Best Kits
After 20 years with Nike, Arsenal decided to break their ties and signed a deal with Puma worth an estimated £30 million. It will be strange seeing Arsenal without the famous Nike swoosh but this gives their kits a well needed revamp. The new refreshed look works well and keeps to the traditions of the Gunners. Arsenal fans should expect new kits each season from Puma and don’t worry if you’re not in shape, the replica’s comes in a tight or standard fitting.
Everton – Home kit
After the controversy over the club badge last year, Everton supporters will be over the moon with the new redesigned badge. It compliments Everton’s return to Umbro with a very classy kit. Everton signed a new 5 year deal with Umbro after leaving Nike and this simple yet effective design shows they made the right decision. If the socks were white I reckon it would have looked even better. Overall a good kit.
Nike have done a good job the new City kits. For the home kit they have moved away from the blue and white combination, which we have all come accustomed to. They’ve replaced the traditional white shorts with blue matching the top, which gives the Champions a fresh look ready for next season. Their away kit is one of my favourites. The kit features a spectacular colour gradient, creating a block gradient design. The Nike swoosh and Etihad sponsor in a vibrant yellow goes well with overall balance of the kit.
Sunderland – Away kit
Based on the Adidas Condivo 14 template, the new blue Sunderland away kit is quite pleasing on the eyes. The vertical pinstripes going down the top give this kit a classy yet subtle look. The Adidas logo and the Bidvest sponsor logo blend in nicely with the feel of the kit. Even though Sunderland have no connections to the blue colour, it’s just the right tone of blue.
West Ham United – Home kit
Very similar to the Sunderland template, only difference are the pinstripes which are at a horizontal angle. It is indeed a classy kit and easily in my top 3 kits. West Ham fans shouldn’t expect to see Andy Carroll wearing this too often next season!
Top 5 worst Kits
Liverpool – Third kit
The Warriors have done it again. After some questionable designs last season, the American based company seemed to been on the right path after unveiling the 2014/15 Liverpool home and away kits. As for this third kit they undid all the previous hard work. It’s all simply down to the red slash that goes across the shirt, the mismatch effect with the black and grey simply doesn’t work. Take away that slash and you have a pretty decent kit. It might grow on me as the season goes by but not quite sure.
Manchester United – Home kit
The design of this kit is actually really nice, it goes well with the traditions of what a United home kit should look like. It’s a much better template compared to the tartan effect used for the 2012/13 kit. The reason this kit is in the worst category is because of the new club sponsor’s. The Chevrolet logo doesn’t blend well with the overall look of the kit and ruins the contrast. If the Chevrolet logo was in all white or had a white stoke around the edge, it would vastly improve the look. This will be Man United’s last Nike designed kits, next season they will be sporting Adidas kits. The deal is said to be the biggest in the sporting history.
Newcastle United – Away kit
Talk about yawn, not the most inspiring colours to put on a kit. Newcastle’s away kit sums up their last seasons performances! A club with such a tradition as Newcastle should be able to warrant better looking kits, Puma are usually reliable when it comes to fresh exciting kits. The design isn’t a problem its the dull grey colour and shiny texture.
QPR – Third kit
This kit will most likely cost you £50+ and for what its worth.. It’s not fair. Basically a white t-shirt with a Nike swoosh, embroiled badge and Air Asia sponsor logo. Even though the kit has historical connotation to QPR’s league cup triumph in 1967, it does little to inspire. Fans deserve much more for their money and this is a poor attempt from Nike. I’m sure you’d be able to find a better replica in your local markets.
Swansea City – Home/Away kits
Another case in which the sponsor ruins the kit. I don’t know what they were thinking when they proposed this logo. The diamond shape just doesn’t work with the kit. It looks even worse with the gold on the away strip. They should have stuck to last years logo which worked well and was pleasing on the eyes. The template may be a bit simple but with a better sponsor logo they would’ve been a decent pair of kits.