England have gone back to basics with their new all-white home and all-red away kits for the World Cup.
Unveiled on Monday morning, and priced at £90, the 2014 Nike kits claim to “focus on English football history and cultural design”, with subtle references to key moments in the country’s footballing past.
“Two references really stood out during the design process for the home kit – that stunning all-white kit England wore in Mexico in 1970 and the idea of the armour of English Knights,” said Martin Lotti, Nike Football’s global design director.
“You can see subtle references to the armour in the pinstripe, which carries a hint of shine, and the white satin tape on the shoulders. We wanted to add some small detail that echoed the glow of the armour worn by St George.”
Both the home and away kits will be worn this summer at the World Cup finals in Brazil, with the white strip making its debut in a friendly against Peru at Wembley on May 30.
Wayne Rooney added: “I’m always proud to put on the England kit and with these ones it’ll be no different. I can’t wait to get out to Brazil and play in them this summer.”
The new England home and away kits have been created by Nike with a focus on cultural design details and the best in performance innovation. Available on nike.com for pre-order and will be for sale worldwide from April 3.