Every season, New Balance increase their soccer clout by bolstering their stable with quality kit partnerships. This year is no different as some of the world’s best and most historic clubs are rocking NB on their chest. The latest feather in the New Balance cap is the addition of Athletic Club Bilbao. The Basque giants are notoriously proud of their heritage and New Balance has paid proper homage with their kits of the 2017/18 season.
The home shirt features the iconic Bilbao red and white stripe, the colors that have identified Los Leones throughout their history. The kit has a white flat knit rib collar with a black insert and an embroidered full color woven Athletic Club crest with an NB logo on the chest. The Ikurriña flag, synonymous with the Basque region, is printed on the back neck.
The away design has a solid black base splashed with dashes of Alloy and Athletic Red, a design inspired by the great Athletic teams of the 1940’s.
The third strip pays tribute to legends of the past who won the club’s first Copa title in 1903. Key design features include the ribbed v-neck collar and embroidered full colour woven Athletic Club crest and NB logo on the chest. The shirt features UV blue and white stripes with fine red striped detailing.
Athletic Club player Mikel San Jose said “The team are proud to wear the colours known to everyone at Athletic Club. These kits pay tribute to our great history and I am sure the supporters will be excited to see them next season.”
The New Balance Athletic Bilbao 2017/18 kits are available now at Newbalance.com