Fresh off their Champions League Final appearance, Juventus has announced a six year kit partnership deal with adidas. It’s a deal which will see the 31 time Scudetto winners become the jewel in the Italian crown for the German sports manufacturer. To celebrate the historic deal (this is the first time that Juventus have worn adidas kits), the club and the brand today released the kits which The Old Lady will be wearing in their upcoming campaign.
The home kit remains loyal to the black and white stripes for which Juventus have become synonymous with since winning their first Scudetto in 1905. The jersey will feature a black hem at the bottom with a design paying homage to Juventus Stadium, and featuring the club symbol along with the letter J.
The black hem is an interesting touch as it gives the kit a bit of a longer look to it, however, tech wise there’ll be no adverse effects, due to the kit being made from a woven lightweight fabric which by design improves breathability and movement while in use on the pitch. For supporters who are looking at purchasing the replica version of the home kit it’ll come stock with adidas’ patented climacool technology which will keep your body cool and dry.
For adidas’ first crack at a Juventus kit they’ve created a lovely looking home shirt which pays tribute to the clubs unique history in Italian football. However, and this is speaking personally, it pales in comparison to what adidas have done with their away kit…..
The away kit has seen adidas go back to Juventus’ founding roots and it’s an absolute stunner. The pink and black combination goes back to Juventus’ founding in 1897 and was the clubs primary kit until adopting the black and white stripes in 1903 (in homage to Notts County oddly enough). Featuring the same technology as the home kit; the 2015/16 version will see the classic light pink colour teamed with black piping around the collar, a darker shade of pink on the sleeves and through the centre of the kit, and a white hem at the bottom featuring the same design as the home kits hemming.
You can find all of Juventus’ 2015/16 kit and training merchandise at soccer.com.
What are your thoughts on adidas’ 2015/16 Juventus kits? Home or Away, which would you wear?