It’s St George’s day and Umbro, the official kit supplier to the England team, has chosen today to unveil the St George Collection, an on and off field range which will be used by the England squad at this summer’s European Championships.
The red and white of the St George’s flag is fundamental to this patriotic collection as is the striping detail inspired by the Umbro jacket worn by England manager Sir Alf Ramsey and which features on the current home kit.
On the pitch, Umbro’s signature three pro boots; the Geometra (worn by Joe Hart), the Speciali 3 (worn by Darren Bent and Andy Carroll) and the GT 2 (worn by Kyle Walker) have all been redesigned incorporating the distinctive St. George collection design. These boots will be worn at the 2012 European Championships by Umbro players who are selected for the squad.
As well as the Geometra boots, Joe Hart’s Geometra Pro gloves have been given the St George Collection makeover. The Geometra gloves include newly developed hyper-extreme latex for improved grip teamed with an extended palm for greater ball control. The striping detail on the gloves doubles up as an embossed structured punch zone with a silicon coating to allow keepers the cleanest possible punch.
In addition to the boots and gloves, the new Neo 2 Pro ball, which will be used in England matches at Wembley, features an innovative 14-panel design uses fewer seams and allows for cleaner and larger strike zones. It is crafted with materials which allow maximum shape retention and consistency when striking the ball to give a faster and truer flight. The new graphic design offers better in-game visibility, allowing players to judge the amount of speed and spin on the ball with greater ease.
Off the field, Umbro premium luggage, which players will use during the tournament, is crafted with fine black leather and includes subtle red design details. Three headline products make up England’s high quality leather travelling range; the wash bag, messenger bag and weekender bag:
The St George Collection is available from May 4th from www.umbro.com