• 22-JUN-2015

New Balance Reveals FC Porto 2015/2016 Away Kit

New Balance’s first away kit design embodies the power of Dragões

[MONDAY 22 JUNE] Today New Balance officially reveals the new 2015/16 FC Porto away kit.

In recent years, FC Porto has been renowned for its striking and bold kit designs and this latest instalment from New Balance is no different. Introducing a brand new colour scheme, New Balance has ensured that FC Porto’s away kit will stand out next season in the Primeira Liga. Integrated into the eye catching cocoa brown colour are subtle stripes with striking blue trimming around the cuffs and across the chest to give the kit a highly fashionable look in keeping with the town’s style.

The kit not only pushes the boundaries of design innovation but technology innovation too. Cut and sew mesh panels at the front provide breathability, while New Balance NB DRY fabrication acts to keep the players dry whilst performing at the highest level. In addition to the outfield kit, the iconic yellow goalkeeper jersey returns.

New Balance’s NB Dry technology helps keep the body cool and dry whilst being active. The moisture-wicking fabric releases moisture away from the body, making it fast-drying and it is anatomically fitted to form around the player’s body shape for ease of movement. NB Flex technology, consisting of fiber construction that provides enhanced stretch for a less restrictive garment, is incorporated into the goalkeeper kit to help with motion and fit.

Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football, commented on the kit, “The FC Porto away kit has always made a bold statement and we have continued that with this latest kit design. With some of the latest New Balance kit technology, in the form of NB Flex and NB Dry, we have created a kit that not only looks good but performs at the highest level.”

The New Balance 2015/16 FC Porto kit is available to pre-order now at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents).

ENDS

About New Balance Football

In 2015, New Balance is bringing its expertise, passion, and innovation to the world’s greatest game, football.  New Balance Football takes an original approach to designing and developing product, focusing on the unique needs of the player and the game. This is reflected in the quality of the sponsorships it has secured, including an enviable line up of some of the world’s great football clubs including Liverpool FC, Celtic FC, FC Porto, Sevilla FC, Stoke City and national football teams, Costa Rica and Panama as well as a roster of top flight players who excel at the highest level of the game. For more information about New Balance Football, visit www.newbalance.com/football.  New Balance Football can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About New Balance:

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2014 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com