Leicester City have finally confirmed their 2022/23 home kit. Here is our reaction and opinion to the new shirt, as well as what we know about it.
The 21/22 season home kit was well received by supporters. The subtle pattern layered amongst the typical royal blue of the Foxes was clean, simple, and eye-catching. The only caveat was some supporters disliked the move towards FBS as our shirt sponsor.
A more divided reaction has been had towards the 22/23 season home kit. So, here is what has been said and our own opinion about the new stripes.
Leicester City’s new home kit revealed
The King Power club’s social media team took long enough to unveil the kit, with supporters being anxious to say the least. There have been plenty of rumoured kits, and the one which ended up correct was the ‘retro collar’ plus modern elements story.
The home stripes as represented by Sam Tierney and Jamie Vardy entail a clean royal blue with no pattern, gold logos for the Foxes and Addidas, the FBS logo remains prominent and white, as well as a clean white retro collar. A mixture of two iconic kits plus modern elements.
According to Leicester’s marketing, it combines the 1970s neck trim with the ‘dynamic fox’ cleanliness of the 1980s. These were iconic moments for the East Midlands side, and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to forge new memories for supporters.
A clean but disappointing kit
It looks great. The cleanliness of it makes the shirt hard to dislike; however, it is also very hard for them to mess up. The clean collar looks fine, if a little mundane. The golden crest is nice, though it is strange not to see the FBS logo following suit.
All in all, I do not hate it. I just feel there is not much to it. The design is uninventive and uninspired wrapped up in being considered ‘iconic’ only due to the collar. The collar is needed to make the rest of it look worth spending money on: without the collar it is just a blue kit with gold and white accents. Not the best when we want exciting signings.
A subtle pattern layered within the blue, the extension of the collar further down the neck trim, and the FBS logo also being in gold would have improved the new shirt. Nevertheless, it is clean, nice, just disappointing compared to the 21/22 stripes.