Some of the UK’s best designers have worked hard to put their mark on the new Wales home and away football shirts.
A few days ago we told you about these awesome concept football shirts (below) designed by these creatives at www.designfootball.com
The designs received an overwhelmingly positive reaction when picked up by Wales fans on social media.
While Adidas unveils new shirts for Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal – both of which feature collars, the New Wales kit has been similarly imagined with a collar.
While the home kit features dragon designs all over the shirt, the away kit is a retro nod to old Admiral shirts from the 1970s.
Since the designs were revealed, we’ve seen many Wales concept kits pop up on the internet as World Cup fever builds ahead of the final in November.
Adidas’ new Wales World Cup kit will be unveiled in late August/early September, and many designers have put their own creative branding on the shirts they would like Robert Page’s men to wear at the World Cup .
So enjoy this gallery of dreamy Wales shirts – and let us know your favourites.
see a lot of @cymru kit concepts recently, so I thought I would participate.
—Owen Williams (@o_w_design) July 14, 2022
🏴 Wales Away Concept Kit. pic.twitter.com/r1IWRyVJOm
— NOAH QEHZY (@Qehzy) July 8, 2022
Of course, ask any Wales football fan what they’d like to see a New Wales kit look like – and pretty much most would point to classic kits from days gone by.
The 1970s Admiral kit and the 1980s Adidas kits are particular favourites.
As mentioned, we don’t have definitive news on the new World Cup kit, but earlier this year Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney appeared to be teasing a new kit with a wink. look at its much-loved retro ancestors.
Mooney has made a positive impression since taking over as FAW chief executive in August last year, building relationships with grassroots clubs and fans across Wales.
He may also have recognized the upsurge in retro kits being worn in Wales, with replicas of those 70s Admiral and 80s Adidas kits becoming more visible with every game.
Could we then see a new kit that is an update to an old classic?
If the GM’s Twitter posts are relevant, then you’re wondering.
First there was this post featuring an iconic image of resplendent and iconic Wales defender George Berry in the 70s Admiral of Wales training top.
Kit Cymru 2023? 🏴 pic.twitter.com/OwwFzecPWn
— Noel Mooney (@NoelMooney13) February 18, 2022
Then there was the latest Christmas article featuring Welsh legends Ian Rush and Mark Hughes in these favorite 1970s Adidas shirts.
— Noel Mooney (@NoelMooney13) February 20, 2022
The reaction to both posts was, as you can imagine, overwhelmingly positive, with fans pleading with the new GM to “take my money”, “do it”, and if “it happens you’ll make my year”.
No pressure then. (But please make it happen, Christmas!)
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