Football kit release: adidas release Scotland 2012/13 Away – ‘The thread that binds us…’

After moaning about not having any kit releases to report – (just like London buses) another one comes along right away!

Today bring you the news that adidas and the Scottish FA have today unveiled the new Scotland away kit for 2012/13 season.

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 the traditional Scottish navy with a subtle addition of yellow trim to add flair to the shirt.   

Navy shorts, which incorporate ClimaCool™ technology, feature a tie chord 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. 

TechFit – 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. 

Climacool 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. 

The new Scotland away kit will go on pre-sale from Tuesday 7th February 2012, and can be purchased from retail from 24th February, 2012. Pre-order online at: RRP Adult shirt: £50RRP Youth shirt: £40. 

What do you think of the new kit? Can Scotland qualify for the next major tournament? Let us know on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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