South Africa - The Italian Football Association (FIGC) and PUMA have revealed the new
away kit for all national men’s, women’s and youth teams. Inspired by the long-standing tradition, the
ever-growing passion and the steadfast pride of Italian football, the new kit
features many unique design details.
The Azzurri will wear the new white away
shirt for the first time on Thursday evening at the Euro 2016 qualifying game when
they play Malta in Florence.
The new away
shirt features an Italian flag inspired sublimation print stripe that reaches
all the way from the collar to the hem, with a 3D framed FIGC badge bedded into
the stripe to complete the look. The tailored blue collar adds a nice contrast
to the white base colour of the shirt. Further details include the blue mesh
form stripe inserts on the shoulders, and the blue PUMA logo on the chest. The
official PUMA font, which is exclusively designed for the FIGC offers a
finishing touch to this new shirt.
As with the
official FIGC home shirt, the new away shirt features PUMA’s performance
enhancing ACTV Thermo-R technology. The ACTV tape is placed in strategic
positions on the shirt to fulfil different functions, supporting the body’s physiologicalperformance by cooling it in hot conditions and heating it in cool weather. PUMA’s dryCELL technology further improves the
comfort as it wicks moisture away from the skin’s surface to keep the wearer
The new Italy away jersey
Hochstetter, Global Creative Director at PUMA said, “The new Italy away kit was created with a lot of attention to detail. Strong
Italian cultural influences inspire the design, there is such richness in the
heritage of Italian football and we had a lot to work with. We are proud of the end result and look
forward to a big event in France next summer.
We wish the Italian team well for the remainder of their qualification.”
President of the FIGC commented, “We
would like to thank PUMA that will tomorrow make its debut with our National
Team, and then be provided to all our youth, women’s futsal and beach soccer
teams. The national team is the sporting
symbol of our country's best known and appreciated players that are celebrated
across the world, and the flag in the centre of the jersey will be another
means to promote the image of Italian football and the Italian system. PUMA
remains a partner of great value for the FIGC."
The new Italy
away shirt will be available from November for R1 299 at local PUMA stores and