When news leaked that Tottenham Hotspur’s third kits were going to be primarily teal, I was a little wary but was waiting to see them before I decided whether I thought it would be a good idea or not.
Well, brace yourselves, because the Nike-made third kits for next season just dropped on Footy Headlines, and if you’re anything like me you’re not going to like them. At all.
#thfc third shirt for the 2018-19 season has allegedly been leaked. [Footy Headlines] pic.twitter.com/yOHsx7LWhM— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 17, 2018
What. Are. Those. The teal is there, certainly, and it’s not bad. And the white AIA and cockerel is nice, too. I could even live with the two-toned dark/light teal colors in other circumstances, but that weird pattern, combined with the distinctive line between the dark and light portions of the kit... whoooooof.
I can understand trying new things. In some ways I can even respect it. After all, third kits are supposed to be experimental. Sometimes they’re good, and sometimes they’re bad. In the past we’ve gotten weird things like the Under Armor black-grey halvesies of 2012-13, or the pinstriped mustard yellow kits from 2016-17. And then sometimes we get kits like the AWESOME Spurple kits, like in 2015-16.
I feel like this particular kit could’ve been a lot better if they had applied the weird sponge pattern over the entire kit, or if they had faded via the sponge from the dark color down to the teal at the bottom. But as it stands now these look like the kit got run over by a car. I think I hate it. A lot.
Click over to the Footy Headlines page (linked above) to see higher definition images of the kits, and then tell us what you think in the comments below. Footy Headlines thinks they’ll be released probably around the same time as the home and away kits this season, and we might see the official kit launch soon, as Spurs leave Sunday for their preseason trip to the United States.