We’ve come so far from the era of bland soccer kits in the 1980s and the bizarre “let’s-see-how-crazy-we-can-get” looks of the ‘90s. Maybe we take it for granted, but we are in the golden age of soccer kits. Even the ugliest jerseys aren’t all that terrible anymore. But every year, a few clubs still stand head and shoulders above the rest, and they deserve to be honored. So here they are: the very best kits of the upcoming European season.
Inter Milan home
The Nerazzurri have donned their famous black and blue stripes since their founding in 1908, but they’ve never looked this good. Nike mucked up a lot of kits this season with this template, but Inter’s turned out great.
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West Brom away
You can never go wrong with cyan blue on a black shirt. These are fire.
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Rangers finally returned to the Scottish top flight after a long climb back from liquidation. Now that they’re back, the club and Puma made damn sure they will look good on the road. The design looks a lot like Lazio’s special alternates last season, which is definitely a good thing. (Photo: Rangers Megastore)
Leicester City third
Leicester, so hot right now, Leicester. This all-white number with the thin, blue pinstripes down the front is a kit fit for the Premier League kings, and we can’t wait to see the Foxes roll them out in their debut Champions League season.
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It’s a modern take on a classic. The unique striping is a first for Juve, but it might actually make this one of the club’s best ever designs. The blue away strip is just as nice, but if you can only pick one, you gotta go with the classic stripes.
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This might be the smartest of them all. Not only does the celestial blue on black work marvelously, the stars you see there on the front of the shirt make up the Dragon constellation. For a club whose nickname is “The Dragons,” that is equal parts genius and awesome. (Photo: New Balance)
Paris Saint-Germain home
PSG’s kits have been consistently awesome for the last few years now. More and more NBA stars and rappers are starting to rock them, which is a good indicator of dopeness. This year’s home kit is so perfect that PSG won’t even need Zlatan to watch them fly off the shelves.
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Borussia Dortmund away
Hopefully Dortmund wear these plenty this season. Give the people what they want, Dortmund. (Photo: BVB Fan Shop)
Our long international nightmare is over. Gone are those despicable horizontal stripes on Barca’s jerseys. The vertical stripes are back and order has been restored. Bonus: These are an homage to the 1992 home kits, the year Barca won their first Champions League title.
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This is a beautiful kit from Spurs. The dark blue shirt and the gold details are meant for each other. It’s love. Tottenham are going to look intimidatingly beautiful on the road. (Photo: Tottenham Hotspur Shop)