It’s kit leak season, and you know what that means: lots and lots of new Tottenham Hotspur shirts will dribble out over the next few days, most of them pretending to be the new Nike home and away kits for next season.
We’ve gotten a taster of what they will look like, thanks to the almost always reliable Footy Headlines, but we have yet to see what Nike’s first design for Spurs’ new kits will look like in the wild.
Until maybe now?
@SpursInTheBlood possible new Spurs kit, found it over in turkey. Normally bob on pic.twitter.com/J5QKn6R6FX— Dann Tomkins (@DannnnnT) April 18, 2017
So before we unpack this kit itself, it’s helpful to take a step back and examine the source. I have no idea who @DannnnnT is (I’m sure he’s a lovely bloke) or how reliable this information is. I’m sure he found this kit in Turkey. I’m also sure he bought it, took a photo, and posted it on Twitter. I’m just not sure if it’s reliable.
On the one hand, we saw last year’s home kits leaked after they were put out in an Australian sporting goods store (and were photographed by our very own MisterM). On the other hand, we also got these purported away kits from a store in China.
But let’s put on our tinfoil hats and pretend they’re true. The badge treatment is consistent with what Footy Headlines reported, and the use of a red AIA logo is consistent with the past few years. There appears to be navy trim around the sleeves and the sides. On the other hand, the neckline looks awfully similar to those on this years’ Under Armor kits, but with different colors, which strikes me as odd.
I confess to not being wild about the grey shoulders, though that’s also consistent with this past year’s Nike catalog. But would Nike stick with this same template for its flagship football clubs for another year?
I dunno. I’m a little underwhelmed with these, but if they’re fakes they certainly have some little details right (like the tags in the bottom corner). What do you think? Are these the shirts we’ll wear at Wembley next season?