AS Roma boasts a storied history and a rich legacy of success. When the team takes the pitch in 2015-16, its 64th consecutive season in Serie A, they’ll prepare for battle in a new home kit inspired by local history.
Drawing from the armor worn by Roman soldiers, the new AS Roma home kit instills a sense of unity and preparedness; of the strength that’s rooted in teamwork. The new shirt sports the club’s famous red updated with a distinct new crewneck collar, split at the front and contrasted with gold around the back, a neckline that mimics that of iron chest armor worn by the Roman army two millennia ago.
A darker maroon covers the shoulder and sleeves meanwhile, complementing the brighter red and accentuating player movement, and contrast yellow appears once more on the cuffs and on stripes running down each flank. Those stripes connect with a matching set on the otherwise solid-white short, bringing a cohesiveness to the kit despite the bi-color style.
Finally, the numbers on the back of AS Roma’s shirt continue the celebration of local culture and history, incorporating a graphic print that nods to Rome’s famed architecture and renowned streets, tying together the bond between city, club and fans.
The new AS Roma home kit — the latest of several new European football kits unveiled recently — is available for sale on Nike.com and at select worldwide retailers beginning June 11. It can be pre-ordered starting today on the Nike Football app and asroma.it.