A light trophy year has some Barcelona fans troubled after the season’s end. But now FCB fans have two reasons to get pumped for next season. Introducing the Nike Barcelona Home Jersey 2012/2013 and Barcelona Away Jersey 2012/13. These kits make a statement that is sure to catch your attention, and hold it while Leo Messi or Xavi Hernandez put away beautiful goals.
With relentless innovation from Nike, the home jersey revolutionizes the modern jersey era again. With a smooth sublimation gradient of the famous Barca colors, a blue/red/blue pattern is eye-catching on the front and a great background for player name/number customization on the back. A red collar and sleeve cuffs tie it all together.
In the past, the Barcelona Home Jersey has been built on clear-cut lines between red and blue, identifying the colors of the city of Barcelona. Now those colors are seamlessly sublimated across the front and back of the jersey. The sponsor remains the same, and a yellow Nike Swoosh adorns the chest opposite the FCB team crest.
The detail of the sleeve cuffs, which are increasingly fold-up from Nike, as seen in the Arsenal Home Jersey, have the bright yellow flair underneath, for added style. The rib and under-arm provides added ventilation, as seen in the EURO 2012 home kits launch earlier this year.
The Nike Barcelona Away Jersey for 2012-2013 might be an eyesore for some, but let’s not forget that Barcelona had bright yellow away jerseys as recently as 2008/09 and 2005/06, and for entire decades back in the 1970s and 80s.
The new Barcelona Away Kit is bright from head to toe. At first you may want to shield your eyes, but after adjusting, you’ll have no problem watching the glorious style of players like David Villa and Cesc Fabregas. The bright mix of yellow and orange symbolizes the city’s reputation as a cosmopolitan hub for art, culture, history, style and architecture.
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