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Shakhtar and Nike presented the new 2017/18 home kit

Tuesday, July 11, 2017



The new Shakhtar kit is a fresh look at the club’s orange-black colour scale with the addition of latest features

Vertical stripes featuring the iconic Shakhtar colours have been complemented with oblique bright-blue speckles on the T-shirt. This design was inspired by the team's home stadium: orange and blue shades resemble the illuminated Donbass Arena. Black sleeves and shoulders symbolise the darkness reigning in the depths of the Donbass coal mines.

The T-shirt has an elastic stripe on both sides, which continues on the shorts. It is stretched while moving, thus improving breathability and exposing the bright-blue lining.

Black socks with contrasting orange line graphics on the calf feature the traditional club colours highlighting the player's brisk pace.

The 2017/18 Shakhtar home kit will undergo a ‘baptism by fire’ in the Ukrainian Super Cup tie in Odesa on July 15.

The new kit goes on sale on July 11 at Shakhtar’s Fan Shops, Nike stores and on shakhtar.com.

- The outfit looks excellent, really fresh, actually paying tribute to Shakhtar’s history, to its roots. When I put it on, I feel inspired to play for my club, for my fans. I can’t wait for the moment when I’m fielded wearing it, - said the team captain Darijo Srna.
Nike Dri-FIT Technology

Owing to the Dri-FIT technology, excess moisture moves away from the body to the outer surface of the fabric, where it quickly evaporates, thus providing a comfortable feeling allowing the players to give their all.

Laser perforation and mesh panels in the key parts of the kit are designed to improve the performance on the field by improving air circulation and balancing the body temperature.

The front and back of the T-shirt are made of mesh fabric that improves breathability and facilitates movement.

Sustainable development

Nike continue to introduce innovative technologies into the production of football kits, providing unsurpassed efficiency and reducing the negative effect on the environment.

The t-shirt and shorts of this kit are made of polyester from recycled plastic bottles that are melted to produce the finest fibre.

It takes about 16 PET-bottles to make one kit. Since 2010, Nike have processed over three billion bottles - this amount of plastic would be enough to cover about 5,200 football fields.