MILAN, 8 July 2011 – The new FC Internazionale 2011/12 kit is unveiled today. The strip is characterised by a refined, modern design using fibres made from recycled materials to reduce the impact on the environment and it can also boost the performance of the players.
"Charm, style and tradition. The new FC Internazionale collection and in particular the Nerazzurri home shirt are a tribute to the elegance and sartorial excellence that has made Milan famous throughout the world," said Andrea Rossi, General Manager of Nike Italy. "Our constant commitment to technological innovation has allowed us to create an eco-friendly and extremely lightweight shirt which will weigh 13% less than previous shirts."
"The launch of the new kit designed for Inter by Nike has become a pleasant tradition," said President of FC Internazionale Massimo Moratti. "It's a special occasion; it's the start of a new season for all of us and particularly for the fans who love to wear the official shirt to show their allegiance to the Nerazzurri. Inter and Nike, Let's hope for another winning partnership this time."
The home shirt has maintained its classic blue and black stripes although they are thinner than those of previous shirts and a collar with two buttons, giving it a refined, elegant look. On the inside, at the back of the club logo, the word "Nerazzurri" is printed, while the word "Inter" appears under the collar.
This year for the first time the Inter logo has been hot-pressed to make the shirt even lighter and allow the fabric to breathe in this area.
The shorts are black with a blue stripe on both sides. The socks are also black with the word "Inter" printed on the calf to complete the strip. The shirt and shorts are particularly well finished with careful stitching.
Fabric created from recyclable materials, Nike Dri-FIT and aerodynamic design
The new kit (shirt and shorts) are made from one hundred percent polyester recycled by Nike. Each of these is obtained directly from the recycling of fourteen plastic bottles.
The strip actively contributes to the regulation of the player's body temperature during matches thanks to the Nike Dri-FIT material.
The shirt is more aerodynamic than previous ones due to its 17% increase in elasticity.
This year for the first time as well as the playing strip a collection for training and lifestyle wear have been presented. The Training range, created in high-tech fabrics, allow optimal training in any weather conditions. The collection is completed with an Express line of lifestyle wear for fans who want to dress with style and elegance and show their passion for the Nerazzurri colours in their leisure time.
The FC Internazionale collection will be available from 9 July at all major Nike shops and from www.nikestore.com.