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Wales & Northern Ireland's New Jerseys Would Make You Wish We Signed With Adidas

Wales & Northern Ireland's New Jerseys Would Make You Wish We Signed With Adidas

The Republic of Ireland launched the first non-Umbro jerseys in 23 years back in August after agreeing a deal with New Balance to produce the national teams' official kit and training wear, and now that we've gotten used to them somewhat, they are grand.

There was a strong reaction at first, but it was always going to be a case of waiting to see the players wearing them before they grew on the fans, especially the away jersey which now will forever be associated with the win in Cardiff. The training range is also quality, as New Balance's stuff tends to be.

That said, before that jersey was released we put out a few mockups from other leading brands, and the overwhelming majority who responded to that expressed their wish for Ireland to have signed with Adidas. The German sportswear giant are putting out some cracking stuff lately, and we're now at the stage where new jerseys are being released for the start of the World Cup cycle.

Wales and Northern Ireland are both with Adidas, and as their new shirts have been leaked we can't help but wish we were too as both releases are simple yet effective.

Northern Ireland

A throwback to the 1982 World Cup jersey, Northern Ireland have ditched the blue details on the home shirt and the result is this cracker. The collar is outstanding, and the Adidas stripes down the sides - which are standard on most new releases - always look well.

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Wales

new wales jersey

Such a massive fan of that round collar. This is the same template used for the current Juventus home jersey, which is also beautiful, so this will no doubt be hugely popular amongst the Welsh fans even if they won't be going to Russia.

Give us the Wales template and collar in a brighter green than Northern Ireland, with a bit of orange trim on the sleeve cuffs, and you've got the nicest Ireland jersey in decades.

[via FootyHeadlines.com]

Mikey Traynor

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