Nike FC Barcelona 17/18 Home Kit: Closer Look

The famous Blaugrana colours are back again. We take a closer look at Barcelona's latest home shirt from Nike.

Image of Nike FC Barcelona 17/18 Home Shirt

As a new season dawns, there's one thing you can guarantee that gets people talking - new kits! As one of the biggest clubs on the planet, you can be assured every football fan has an opinion of the latest FC Barcelona home kit from Nike. We've taken a closer look at the Catalan club's newest threads.

The new 17/18 FC Barcelona kit delivers a big contrast to last year's simplistically striped design. The latest offering provides attenuating red bands that sit upon a shade of deep royal blue - to form the famous Blaugrauna colours. The striped composition is present on both the front and the reverse of the shirt - leaving the sides and shoulders resplendent in the deep blue hue.

New stripes, new style, new sponsor. Image: FOOTY.COM

While sponsors can often make or break a football shirt - the introduction of new sponsor Rakuten in a clean white font is about as inoffensive as you could hope for. As with previous seasons, Barcelona continue their allegiance with UNICEF - displaying the global charity's logo on the lower part of the shirt's reverse.

 
The shirts reverse gives us a clear look at the stripey formation. Image: FOOTY.COM
Neymar and co. will be hoping it brings them success. Image: news.nike.com

As you'd expect from a club steeped in tradition and success, the new kit features various subtle references to the clubs history. The collar of the shirt is inspired by the colours of the Catalan flag - the Senyera, while further down on the kit the socks feature “Barça” highlighted in a contrasting gold shade. Barcelona forward Neymar outlines how it feels to throw on a new design;

“Pulling on the new Barça kit for the first time creates a mixture of pride and optimism for the season ahead. It looks and feels like a modern uniform of sport.”

The La Liga title will be top priority for Barca. Image: FOOTY.COM
Nike and Barcelona's partnership continues to flourish. Image: FOOTY.COM

After an underwhelming season by their ludicrously high standards, Barcelona will be hoping this new design will bring them a season of success. A future classic?It could well be.

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Stamps of approval. Quality guaranteed. Image: FOOTY.COM

What do you think of Barca's latest home kit? Will Messi, Suarez and Neymar guide them to success in this stripey stunner? Let us know your thoughts. 

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With a keen eye for design, Andrew loves critiquing the latest releases and creating stylish concepts. A lover of old school boots, you won't see him stepping onto the pitch in any outrageous colours.