Football kit release: Nike launch England NSW Collection

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To celebrate the launch of the new England National Football team kit, can today reveal that Nike Sportswear (NSW) has created a premium lifestyle collection featuring customised versions of two iconic sportswear styles, the NSW Destroyer Jacket and the Nike Air Max 1!

And we are HUGE fans of them both…

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The England NSW Destroyer Jacket, accompanied by a premium carry case, sees the classic 1950s varsity style modified in homage to the home of the beautiful game.

The special edition jacket transforms a modern Nike icon with rich English heritage design cues including sleeves and pocket trims crafted from the finest rainproof British Millerain waxed cotton.

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In addition, the zip lining of the England NSW Destroyer features embroidery reading ‘1863’and ‘2013′, in acknowledgement of the historic 150th anniversary of the English Football Association.

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The jacket is complete with subtle embroidery and embellishment, such as the original three Royal Lions crest in the lining and a crest silhouette patch on the chest both symbolising the armour of a nation.

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A gold star above the chest patch signifies England’s 1966 triumph and directly mirrors the design of the new England National Football team performance jersey.

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Finally, the jacket will be presented with four bespoke gold pin badges – a star, an England Crest, a patch crest and vintage football -that represent the past and present for an additional level of personalisation.

The special edition England Nike Air Max 1 iD is a NIKEiD customisation of one of the most famous footwear styles. Since 1987 the Air Max 1 silhouette has transcended its running origins to become a wardrobe staple for a variety of UK subcultures.


This understated black-on-black version of the Air Max 1, complete with a special edition box and certificate, features discreet details that reference the history and culture of football in England.

Linking to the NSW Destroyer Jacket, a gold star has been embroidered onto the back of the shoe while the eyelet features in bold red, in honour of the St. George’s Cross.

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The England NSW Destroyer Jacket and England Nike Air Max 1 iD are available in limited quantities from the NSW Cube in Niketown London and Harrods from 28th May 2013. The England NSW Destroyer Jacket will set you back £270 whilst the England Nike Air Max 1 iD is £120!

What do you think of new Nike England NSW Collection? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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