STOKE CITY'S new Warrior home and away shirts are now available for pre-order - with free delivery guaranteed 24 hours before the kit goes on general sale in May.
Pre-orders can be made online via scfcdirect.com
, via our mail order department on (01782) 826419 or in the Club's retail outlets at the Britannia Stadium and the intu Potteries Shopping Centre.
The shirts have been designed exclusively for the Potters by Warrior and the Club welcomes the reintroduction of a ladies' fit shirt and long sleeved junior top in both versions.
The Club were also keen to buck the trend within the game of seasonal increases in replica prices and have made the decision to reduce the price of junior shirts to £30 and to freeze the price of adult shirts at £45.
City are the second Premier League club to join Warrior's roster and the company has paid homage to the region's proud Potteries history with the 'Ready to Fire' campaign (#ReadyToFire
) with the past playing a big role in the designs of the new shirts.
The shirts have been engineered using Warrior War-Tech® 'embedded technology' which works as an in-built temperature regulator.
The shirt is underpinned with a moisture wicking system which keeps the body dry by trapping moisture away from the skin and releasing it into the external atmosphere. War-Tech® mesh fabric under the arms enables a full range of movement and increased air flow to help regulate temperature in key heat areas during games.
City manager Mark Hughes: "Stoke City are known the world over for their red and white stripes and the one of the most important things for the fans is staying true to the heritage of their club.
"Warrior have done just that with the home kit and bringing back the sash on the away shirt that I'm told featured in the 1970s is a nice touch that I'm sure fans will appreciate."
For the home shirt, the iconic red and white stripes have been applied using sublimation print, combined with a four-way stretchable mesh to the sleeve cuff and underarm panel for extra ventilation.
The away shirt silhouette draws inspiration from various eras of the Club's past; the collared shirts of the 1940s are blended with the front panel sash of the 1970s. It's a fresh, modern twist on a familiar colour configuration using bold block designs and edgier colour shades, which makes the overall look a visually striking kit.
Club captain Ryan Shawcross added: "The red and white kit is part of Stoke City's identity and not only does Warrior's design look good it also feels and performs great from a player's perspective."
Richard Wright, General Manager of Warrior Football, commented: "Every panel, finish and stitch has been thought about by our design team as part of a rigorous process that takes into account comfort, performance and style.
"These shirts are ergonomically designed to offer the players the most technically advanced shirts which optimise performance, whilst still upholding a strong lifestyle statement in allowing the players and fans to look their best on and off the pitch."