Football kit release: Nike Inter Milan away 2011/12

On the eve of the Italy’s season opener, Internazionale reveal their brand new change strip and SportLocker has all the details and imagery you could wish for.

The 2011/2012 Away Jersey – introduced today in Beijing, on the eve of the Supercoppa Tim final  and made from innovative recycled polyester – rounds out Nike’s exclusive collection for FC International.

And we think it looks pretty smart -especially because of the black collar!

The kit is inspired by the historic Inter jersey worn during the victorious 1964-65 season: a season full of memorable wins including the national championship, the first Champions Cup and the first Intercontinental Cup of the team’s glorious history.

The body of the jersey is white with a black and blue diagonal band and two blue stripes on the sides.

The diagonal band actually first appeared on an Inter kit in the 1950s; however, in the minds of the fans, it is identified with the Club’s extraordinary successes of the 1960s.

The away jersey unites the Club’s tradition with a particularly elegant, classic men’s clothing line. Even the jersey’s expert tailoring harkens back to that of the original: black fabric collar with blue along the lower edge, two buttons at the neck, drop seam at the shoulder, and a deep cuff at the sleeve.

“Inter” is written under the collar on the back of the jersey: inside the collar – a red cross on a white background – the symbol of the city of Milan.  The matching shorts are white with a blue stripe up the sides; the socks are all white with “Inter” written on the back of each calf.

Recyclable fabric, Nike Dri-FIT and aerodynamic lines The new kit (jersey and shorts) is 100% made from Nike’s innovative recycled polyester: each one obtained from 14 plastic bottles.

Also, thanks to the Nike Dri-FIT fabric, the kit plays an active role in regulating the athlete’s body temperature on the field.

The jersey features a new, more pronounced streamlined fit, with 17% more elasticity than the previous jersey.

In addition to game wear, this year the training and lifestyle collection has been unveiled for the first time.

Made with hi-tech fabrics, the Training line is designed for improved training in almost any weather condition.

Nike Recycled Process:

As part of the Nike Considered Design program, Nike uses discarded water bottles destined for landfill sites in Japan and Taiwan where they can take up to 500 years to decompose.

The bottles are placed in a large washing machine to clean them and get rid of labels before they are chopped into tiny flakes and melted down into a yarn that is ultimately spun to make the fabric for the jerseys.

This ensures the kits remain the most eco-friendly ever by reducing energy consumption by up to 30%compared to manufacturing traditional polyester, and saving nearly 100 million plastic water bottles from being dumped at landfill sites.

The collection is rounded out by the Express line of lifestyle clothing; this line is dedicated to supporters who, in their free time, want to show off their passion for the black and blue with style and elegance.

The FC Internazionale away jersey goes sale mid-August at all major Nike retailers and online at www.nikestore.com.

What do you think of the new Inter Away kit? Let us know via the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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