Nike have taken over from Adidas as the official supplier and designer of kit for the French National team, and this new design is definitely something different. Now I’m not a fan of France of late, but I used to love watch Zidane and the rest of them run circles round the other sides during the World Cup. But ever since Henry’s handball put out my beloved Ireland I haven’t been able to stomach them. Thats said, its good to see them making a new start wand working their way back to glory. This France jersey represents that new beginning.
The design is striking with a white background covered with horizontal blue stripes. It reminds of a French Navy uniform from the 1940’s, and has that certain class you can only find on something French. Its made out of 96% polyester, so its lightweight and ventilated well. The white color also makes it good for playing on a hot day with your friends as it will reflect the sun better than a black Mexico jersey.
Overall, its a quality shirt, and a great way to make a new start with a new French national side. At $79.99, they aren’t cheap, but its worth shelling out for a classy shirt like this.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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