The Oranje will go blue in their 2014 away kit from Nike. Nike unveiled the Netherlands new away kit today in Amsterdam with the help of national squad members Joël Veltman, Davy Klaassen and Jean-Paul Boëtius.
This striking away kit features a sublimated chevron pattern throughout with an ombre effect moving from bright to dark blue. This wavelike design is meant to represent “the prominence of water in Dutch life and the country’s landscape,” while the bright blue pays tribute to the Dutch royal family and the color of the cross in the Netherlands flag.
“As well as being comfortable and cool to play in, the new away kit really stands out,” said Dutch footballer Gregory van der Wiel.
Nike also claims that this design honors the selfless style of play of the Dutch National Team – their teamwork, passing style and “total football.” The chevron pattern reflects their fluid style of soccer that involves players interchanging and filling each other’s positions.
As with the Netherlands’ 2014 home kit from Nike, this 2014 away kit also features an updated team badge to honor the team’s 125th anniversary with the founding year of Royal Dutch Football Association – 1889 along with 2014 – below it. As with the home, the away will also feature a new style for player names and numbers on the back, the crown inside the collar and orange trim inside the cuffs, which can be turned out based on player style.
“The design of this away jersey is youthful and will inspire pride in Dutch players and fans,” said Martin Lotti Global Creative Director, Nike Football.
The jersey will officially be available on SOCCER.COM on Tuesday, April 1.