Everton officially unveil 2015-16 home kit

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Following yesterday's preview with fourth-month-old Ethan Holman, the club have revealed the full home strip for next season.

The kit, designed by Umbro, reintroduces white socks with blue turnovers, features a jersey with a prominent white "V" at the neck and a blue strip across the top of the shorts.

The reverse of the shirt carries an 'NSNO' insignia on the back neck area, a reference to the Club's famous Nil Satis Nisi Optimum' motto.

The official description from Everton describes the technical aspects of the fabric:

The new lightweight home shirt is made using highly technical performance materials, including special body mapping on the back of the shirt for ventilation.

Shaped mesh underarm panels with contrast detailing and a lightweight textured Club crest offer the players and fans alike maximum fit, movement and comfort whether they're on the pitch or cheering on the team from the stands.

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The white shorts feature a contrast navy blue band around the waist for an eye-catching look, together with a mesh back panel for comfort and movement.

Double welt socks in white with a classic Everton blue trim offer all the protection and comfort demanded by modern players, completing a kit that balances classic Everton style with the very latest in performance technology.

The new kit, which will be worn by the players against Tottenham on Sunday, is available to pre-order from evertondirect.com and stores Everton One and Everton Two today (Thursday, May 21), before going on sale on Saturday, June 20 both in store and online.

The 2015-16 home kit will again be available in a range of baby sizes and also women's sizes (8-18).

This season Everton and retail partner Kitbag are rolling out of a new Click and Collect service that offers a more convenient collection method for supporters who order merchandise online.

As well as still being able to collect their purchases from either of the two Everton stores, supporters will now be able to pick up their parcels from any of the 5,000 Hermes Click and Collection partner sites throughout the UK. For more information about the Click and Collect service, visit evertondirect.com.


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Eugene Kearney
1 Posted 21/05/2015 at 07:49:06
Would be nicer with a collar.
Kevin Elliott
2 Posted 21/05/2015 at 07:53:18
Not too keen on it at all. It looks really basic.
Duncan McDine
3 Posted 21/05/2015 at 07:59:16
It's your bog standard Everton kit... looks fine to me, but I'm not going to buy it. NSNO on the back is a nice touch, but the rest could have been designed by a robot.
Danny Lizars
4 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:09:12
Cracking job there by Umbro........
Anthony Hawkins
5 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:07:07
It looks pretty standard to me. Umbro were never seen as ground breakers in the football design world and this is a typical Umbro design.

It’s a shirt you could wear for a few seasons to come as long as the manufacturer or sponsor doesn’t change.

Jamie Barlow
7 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:13:46
I don’t mind the top and white socks. Don’t know why they’ve put a big blue band on top of the shorts. Shirts hanging out I think.
Chris Regan
8 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:22:55
I don’t mind the long sleeved version. GK’s kit looks like a 90s’ type of effort though. Then again who buys the keeper’s shirt anyway?
Jim Bennings
9 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:23:02
Just saw the official Website photos, that neck totally spoils what could have been a decent shirt for me.

Way too much white on the kit, we look like flippin Birmingham.

Why not just have a straight V-neck like on the baby’s tops?

The baby’s ones are better in my opinion.

Only a 5/10 kit, not as smart as the one we have wore this season and I wouldn’t say it’s one of Umbro’s better attempts like the simple stylish 2010/11 design.

But it’s just a kit and no doubt we’ll grow used to it.

Darren Bailey
10 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:34:51
Boring, unimaginative. Typical Umbro. Won’t be buying it.
Happy with the return of the white socks though.
Jim Bennings
11 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:40:30
What’s that big band at the top of the shorts for??
Can’t see many players tucking the shirts in, won’t be worth it because it looks like it’s still hanging out haha!!

Nick Entwistle
12 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:40:40
Wasn’t there an attempt to recreate the deep white v a few seasons back? Someone should tell Umbro it looked crap in the 80s so why revisit.

The Danke kit was and still is the best. Proper collar too!

Geoff Evans
13 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:46:01
Looks tired and flat, like its been rushed out.
Julian Wait
14 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:50:58
Jim Bennings
15 Posted 21/05/2015 at 08:51:01
Agreed Nick 100%.

Loved that kit we won the 95 cup in.
I actually have the retro top with Ferguson on the back, bought as a present.

That type of V neck with the stupid panel across has never worked in my opinion on football shirts.

A straight white V would have been ideal here but it just looks overcooked.

Rahul Sreekumar
16 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:08:46
The shorts look weird.

Let’s hope the away & alternate kits are better.

Ken Buckley
17 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:04:57
It’s a kit consisting of royal blue shirt white shorts and socks so that will do me.

It’s the talent it houses that really interests me.

Dave Abrahams
18 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:08:57
Don’t have much interest in the kit, to be honest, I hope they run around a lot quicker than they did this season, no matter what colour the kit is.
Mark Andersson
19 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:11:00
I really like it. It reminds me of being a kid again in the 60s and according to Ken Buckley the white socks make our players seem taller and Ken knows what he is talking about. So plenty of wins with the new kit.

Liam Reilly
20 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:30:32
Just.... boring
Dennis Stevens
21 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:26:52
No stripe down the side of the shorts! Also prefer a straight V collar to the white in-filled V. Otherwise I quite like it, I prefer a clean to messy design.
Victor Yu
22 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:34:40
Looks like an 80s jersey to me.
Plato Stavrinos
23 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:40:14
I like it
Steve King
24 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:51:33
I quite like a simple kit and it is definitely that. My big issue is the collar. I bet the players start cutting into that annoying panel across the V neck like they did on the one 2 one kit. Just don't understand why they bother to put it in there? Itchy and annoying when you are actually playing in it, and looks shit anyway.

Tony J Williams
25 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:10:54
Horrid, it looks like someone is wearing a normal v neck footy top but was a pussy and a little cold so stuck on a white t-shirt underneath.

The shirts are an abomination, look like Bermuda shorts from the 80’s.

Socks are ok though!

Nick Parker
26 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:08:28
Nothing special as you would expect from Umbro and I won’t be buying it.

I will however be getting one as I won a bet with my redshite friend who has to buy one for me. Nothing sweeter than that!

Richard Reeves
27 Posted 21/05/2015 at 09:42:55
I was going to comment on the kit worn by the baby the other day but thought I’d better wait until I see it on an adult as something will probably be different and what do you know, it’s the neckline.

I assume someone at Umbro had the option of going for the same one as the infants kits but thought better to complete the trio of filled in vee-necks we’ve had (we’re now on small in case anyone’s wondering).

If you look at the arms and the basic shape of the tops, they look (in time honored Umbro/Everton tradition) like a replica of the previous kit but with a different neckline. I like the shorts and socks and overall its okay but I was expecting it to be better, Le Coq have made the best kits for us by some distance.

Tom Evans
28 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:15:16
Totally agree with Tony above. Missed an opportunity in my view. No need for the white neck insert.
Jim Bennings
29 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:20:43
I remember wanting to cut that panel off that awful One 2 One late 90’s shirt too , was so flippin unnecessary and the same with this new one.

That shirt would have been outstanding without that white panel, it’s strange how one small detail can totally turn a good shirt into a cheap looking bad one.

Checking out the pictures again on the OS, I just don’t like it!

We have had a good 10 year’s of shirts with comfortable necks but this is definitely back to a scissors job.

For this reason alone I’m ranking this design up there with the late 90’s pale blue, yellow band One 2 One monstrosity and that 2009 week attempt by Le Coq Sportif of recreating the 1984 kit.


Jim Bennings
30 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:28:09
If anyone hasn’t noticed already the baby tops don’t have that stupid white panel across the neck because they know just how fucking irritating and uncomfortable it is!!

So begs the question why do it at all??

Richard Reeves
31 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:18:49
"The new lightweight home shirt is made using highly technical performance materials,including special body mapping on the back of the shirt for ventilation".

Well, they have to try and sell it and it’s better than my marketing campaign... "It costs about a fiver to make, is made out of plastics, itches the fuck out of you and you’ll sweat like a pig."

Tony Waring
32 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:38:57
A big improvement on this year’s effort and white socks as should be!
Jim Bennings
33 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:41:36
I disagree, Tony.

Nowhere near this season’s design, too much white on the shirt with that stupid neck.

Jason Lam
34 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:44:59
I like it. Shirt looks untucked with the blue band on the shorts.
Richard Reeves
35 Posted 21/05/2015 at 10:51:35
Had a look on the OS and didn’t realize the shorts had such a wide band at the top, they look shite. I also had a better look at the whole kit in the video and I think it looks cheap and uninspiring; even the players don’t seem impressed. It’s a mishmash really and the only thing decent are the socks.
Tony J Williams
36 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:17:27
That’s because they are untucked in all the photos Jason....to hide the monstrosity beneath....
David S Shaw
37 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:31:27
Looks just like current one.They all look exactly the same to me these days.
Tony J Williams
38 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:38:01
I quite liked this seasons shirt, very smart.
Thomas Surgenor
39 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:28:59
The current season’s design was my favourite for over a decade! I really liked the navy trim/socks and thought it looked classy.

I know there are only so many possibilities, but isn’t this years kit almost a repeat of this?

The shirt is nice but the shorts are awful!

Paul Mackie
40 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:43:05
I really like it.
Gavin Johnson
41 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:56:49
Looks like the last Umbro shirt we had the season Kevin Campbell kept us up, before we moved over to Puma the summer we signed Gazza, Nyarko and Alexandersson.
Tom Bowers
42 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:56:42
Nothing really new about it. Just another money-grabbing ploy timed perfectly for release at the last match after a crap season.

Another new kit will be out next May.

Spragg Johnson
43 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:56:32
It’s a nice royal blue shirt with a bastardised white collar ... Safe and silly at the same time. White socks will appeal to most and the weird shorts will annoy most.

Same old bi-polar Everton! We never seem to get it just right (although I really liked the last Le Coq home shirt with the flash of gold inside a proper collar).

Let’s hope the away shirts are more imaginative and appealing – I’m picking an amber away and a grey third shirt. We seem to be on a black / white / gold / grey rotation ... With a pink roughy thrown in occasionally.

Lots of kits are now ’retro based’ (this new one looks like the one worn by Collins and Hickson in the late 50s) so we can’t be far off black with the salmon diagonal...

David French
44 Posted 21/05/2015 at 12:03:06
Looks good on Rom, but then I imagine most kits would.
Ross Hutchinson
45 Posted 21/05/2015 at 12:08:38
It’s very similar to our strip from about 10 years ago, much like the one when we had Marcus Bent. But for some reason I prefer that one. I have to agree with most people, it is quite uninspiring except for the NSNO on the back but it will probably grow on me.
Mike Hargreaves
46 Posted 21/05/2015 at 12:23:58
Perhaps we will selling false beards soon to make the kit complete.
Ray Roche
47 Posted 21/05/2015 at 12:30:08
Plain white shorts, and not so big they look like WW2 shorts from the Desert Rats, get shut of the stupid collar "fill in" and have a normal thick white collar, and that kit would be just fine.
Patrick Murphy
48 Posted 21/05/2015 at 12:38:30
I hope we sell thousands of them at the end of next season as that will mean we will be up for winning something. As long as the kit is Blue and White, I’m fine with it. The shirt only becomes iconic if we manage to win something whilst wearing it.
Michael Williams
49 Posted 21/05/2015 at 11:59:03
Shirt is fine as always. Shorts are simply awful, they look like Swimming Trunks. Socks - White so thats okay.

Would I buy any of it? – No!

GK Strip is fine... we just need somebody to wear it who can catch the ball I guess.

Mike Allison
50 Posted 21/05/2015 at 13:33:04
This is the same as about 6/7 years ago. I can’t remember which season but Arteta definitely wore it.
Mike Allison
51 Posted 21/05/2015 at 13:36:00
Looks like it's 2004-05 I’m thinking of.

The usual link on a kit story:


Eric Myles
52 Posted 21/05/2015 at 14:05:00
Why bother detailing the waistband of the shorts if it’s going to be covered by the shirt?

I don’t like the blue band at the top of the socks.

Ernie Baywood
53 Posted 21/05/2015 at 14:15:35
Don’t see how anyone can really dislike a simple royal blue jersey. Looks fine to me.
Brian Cleveland
54 Posted 21/05/2015 at 14:17:20
My reaction is the same as most, seems pretty boring and unimaginative. I actually prefer this season’s... which I don’t have coz it got lost in the post... now I wish I’d tried again! :-(
Roger Helm
55 Posted 21/05/2015 at 14:27:18
If you want simple and retro a plain white round collar would have been better. Of course the sponsorship logo would have spoiled that a bit. I agree the baby’s shirt was better.

I’m glad we are back to white socks though.

It would be better still if it was easier to actually buy the damn things.

Tony J Williams
56 Posted 21/05/2015 at 14:50:51
Where did they get the old Baines look-a-like from?
Gerry Morrison
57 Posted 21/05/2015 at 15:13:41
Just get rid of the Umbro sign and the Chang logo and it will look fine.
John Daley
58 Posted 21/05/2015 at 15:51:47
That bloody beard just makes it look like Howard’s head is stuck on with shitloads of Velcro.
Brian Porter
59 Posted 21/05/2015 at 15:47:10
I like it. Classic Everton blue and white. I agree about the collar insert being unnecessary and would have preferred a proper collar.

I've just been watching a DVD of the 1966 Cup Final v Sheff Weds. That for me will always be the real Everton and this one is pretty close. Plain white shorts would have worked better.

ps: Anyone know what happened to Mike Trebilcock who scored two of our three goals in that final?

Tamhas Woods
60 Posted 21/05/2015 at 15:57:46
Rather dull in comparison to this season’s kit and the 95-97 Danka kit which I loved.

Won’t be getting it, but on the plus side it does remind me a bit of the 1999-2000 kit. That season we only finished 13th after scaling the heights of 6th in February. However, there were some high scoring games we won, including the 5-0 over Sunderland and 4-0 at West Ham.

Not to mention what we did at Anfield...

Patrick Murphy
61 Posted 21/05/2015 at 16:04:23
Brian (59),

According to the link below, "He now works for a removal company in Darwin, coaching an amateur team called The Northern Lions who play in a Sunday League and also does a spot on a radio sports show on Saturdays. He still makes occasional trips back to England and always drops in to Goodison Park where he is accorded hero status by older Evertonians."

I don’t know how old that information is.

Mike Trebilcock

Phil Walling
62 Posted 21/05/2015 at 16:09:40
’Thrice Blessed’, indeed!
Darryl Ritchie
63 Posted 21/05/2015 at 16:11:30
I like it. Simple, classic Everton kit.
Dave Hall
64 Posted 21/05/2015 at 17:36:14
Murdo Laing
65 Posted 21/05/2015 at 17:38:59
Uninspiring, but not too disappointed, glad the white/blue top socks are back. As for the shorts, the stripe is a little bit like the Scotland national strip (circa 2002?) which had a navy blue horizontal stripe... it used to annoy me, as does this, but not too much .

Agree with the posts admiring the Danka sponsored ’95 shirt , as worn by our FA cup winners, that was our best in a while, and the black/navy tinge to the shirt detail made us look mean, to suit our Dogs of War team!

As others have said, it would be nice to see a classy away strip, I didn’t like the white & cranberry effort this season, though I really liked the "vanilla" kit we wore (only once?) when we beat Chelsea in the cup at Stamford Bridge in that shoot out. Oh joy. COYB

Ajay Gopal
67 Posted 21/05/2015 at 18:36:07
I think we are going to win the league this time ;-)
Tony Twist
69 Posted 21/05/2015 at 20:35:01
Naff. Let’s hope it’s lucky.
Jamie Crowley
70 Posted 21/05/2015 at 21:34:55
I like it.

I think they should have like 3-4 fat fans model the kit to mix it up a bit.

Serious beer-bellies and chest hair popping out of the white vee-neck.

That’d be mustard.

Simon Temme
72 Posted 21/05/2015 at 22:01:52
Typical Umbro effort, why are they shit at collars all of a sudden, they never used to be. At least it's a return to a white collar and white socks.

I would like to see the following from Umbro season 2016-17:

Royal blue shirt with a white crew collar, classic Umbro diamond trim from collar down shoulder and arm, crest (sponsors logo).

White shorts with royal blue diamond trim.

White socks.

Have to add my weight to the Danka '95 strip as well.

Bobby Thomas
73 Posted 21/05/2015 at 22:58:12
The shorts. Just needless fannying about.
Mike Hughes
74 Posted 21/05/2015 at 23:05:44
I quite like it. Simple and classic Everton kit.
A return to white socks is a great move and one we should stick with.

The best kit was the one I was photographed in aged 7 (1973) in Ariel Street, Bootle - proper white collar, white shorts, white socks.
And an iron-on number 7 on the back.

(I've got that framed in the Blue Room of my house despite the (sadly) Bay City Rollers style haircut of the era - though it certainly wasn't styled).

Jim Bennings
75 Posted 21/05/2015 at 23:32:21
Simple... in a mental kind of way!
James Stewart
76 Posted 21/05/2015 at 23:38:39
Not really a fan of the new kit. Not a lot of effort has gone into it! The long sleeved version looks slightly better with the trim.

What a prat Howard looks in that photo.

Hugh Daniels
77 Posted 22/05/2015 at 01:12:50
Very disappointing. Who is responsible for approving these so-called "designs"? Do they ever stop to think how the fans will react to the kit? Isn't a new season's kit meant to represent the ambitions and spirit of the club, and generate enthusiasm? If I was a player I would hope I got selected for away games only :)
Philip Bunting
78 Posted 22/05/2015 at 04:39:15
Like it. Simple with white shorts and socks, would be nice to buy without the sponsor on it. Would have prefered EFC as the club badge on it also rather than current badge.
Brian Porter
79 Posted 22/05/2015 at 05:39:43
Patrick #61. Thanks for that info re Mike Trebilcock. Having watched that 66 final again, it was amazing that there was so little arguing with refereeing decisions, even when, by today's standards we were denied a nailed-on penalty.

The players took some hard knocks, got up and carried on, no rolling around in agony for five minutes. Shorts were pressed (honestly), and had knife-edge creases. Both teams showed attacking flair that seems to have disappeared from the game.

I wish RM would play the goals by Trebilcock and Temple over and again to Rom and say to him "That's what a striker does when he gets a sniff of goal". No mucking about, they just hit the bloody thing and it was in!

Back to Trebilcock, your info seems good Patrick and the nice thing is those kids don't appear to know what a football hero he once was. He's a quiet unassuming man who doesn't brag about his FA Cup exploits.

Mark Andersson
80 Posted 22/05/2015 at 06:49:09
80 pounds that’s $160 aussie. I’ve only ever had shirts bought for me as present.

One thing for sure there will always be a difference of opinion... As long as we never get a crazy overseas chairman who wants to change our Royal Blue iconic colours, I really don’t care.

Eric Myles
81 Posted 22/05/2015 at 07:00:27
Jamie #70, if that's what turns you on, just get some pics of Beattie!
Eric Myles
82 Posted 22/05/2015 at 07:11:36
Proper Everton kits, as worn by proper Evertonians


Mike Keating
83 Posted 22/05/2015 at 08:38:04
Generally poor reviews... Good, I hope nobody buys the bloody thing and Kitbag are forced to sell off the stock at an affordable price.
Stephen O'Donnell
84 Posted 22/05/2015 at 10:00:06
No doubt there charging £50-60 for this crap effort, when it costs the foreigners 5 pounds to make....Adidas make the best kits ever.
Barry Sherlock
85 Posted 22/05/2015 at 16:37:18
One of the worst efforts of an Everton Kit I have seen in a long long time. The shorts look like a bad joke.

Go to Adidas

Colin Grierson
86 Posted 22/05/2015 at 21:52:51
Simply not arsed as long as it's blue and white and doesn't have a beehive on the front.
Timothy Blanshard
88 Posted 23/05/2015 at 19:28:34
Not keen on the neck area, always prefer Everton tops with a bit of a collar these days.
John Keating
89 Posted 24/05/2015 at 13:35:25
Plain and uninspiring – it is the manager we’re talking about isn’t it?
Michael Penley
91 Posted 25/05/2015 at 09:19:17
I like the shorts a bit better after seeing them in action. At least Ossie doesn’t look like he’s got his shorts pulled up to his neck.

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