FC Porto is a club with a proud history. And when it is time to design new shirts, a popular way to go about it is to look into the traditions and culture of a club. However, Porto and New Balance have chosen to go about this differently and have looked into the ambitions for the future when designing the new home shirt. Arguable, it still looks the way an FC Porto home shirt is known to, and should look.
The iconic white and blue stripes still make up the visual look on New Balance's first go at a home shirt for FC Porto. They have added some detailing to give it that little edge, which is something New Balance and FC Porto are looking to represent. On the lower back and sides, the Americans have added a number of horizontal stripes to symbolise the clubs constant ambition to be more than just traditions.
We all know the feeling of putting on a brand new football shirt with the club that we love. And this is exactly the feeling that Ricardo Quaresma is looking forward to when we will be wearing the new home shirt: “Nothing beats that feeling when you pull on the home shirt and step out in front of all our fans at the Estádio do Dragão. We represent the great city of Porto, and in these shirts we will look fantastic.”
FC Porto had to make do with silver in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in the newly finished season. Together with New Balance they are now looking towards the future with their new home shirt. You can pre-order the shirt and join the Portuguese right here.