Everton release new away kit for pre-order

Monday, 10 July, 2017 63comments  |  Jump to most recent

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Everton's change strip reverts to white for the coming season, with Umbro and the club unveiling a design incorporating Prince Rupert's tower.

The new kit will feature grey shorts and predominantly white socks while the shirt has a subtle, light grey pattern evoking the roundhouse that adorns the club crest.

The reverse of the jersey features a silhouette of the Blues' record goalscorer and historic icon, William "Dixie" Dean in royal blue, the color that is carried through onto the trim, badges and logos on the kit.

Everton's new away strip is available to purchase on pre-order from evertondirect.com, Everton One and Everton Two now, before going on sale on Thursday 20 July both in store and online.  

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Jamie Crowley
1 Posted 10/07/2017 at 18:37:34
Ewwww. Ugly as sin.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 10/07/2017 at 18:39:23
I think the shirt looks good from afar. Looks cheap zoomed in on the official site. And the grey shorts are terrible. They should be blue or white.
Ste Blundell
3 Posted 10/07/2017 at 18:51:24
It's brilliant!

Lovely colour and the shorts are ace. I much prefer it to the home kit.

Jason Broome
4 Posted 10/07/2017 at 18:52:12
Nice kit. Way better than the awful yellow.
Steve Ferns
5 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:00:18
Looks more grey than white on Mirallas, so the grey shorts don't look too bad as they did when you see them in isolation.
Rick Pattinson
6 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:01:21
Love it just like I love the home kit. Lightweight will make Rooney run faster.
Joey Brown
7 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:01:23
I like it much more than the home kit. At least they tried to do something interesting
Nigel Munford
9 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:03:51
Looks like Kev's carrying a few pounds extra.
Will Mabon
10 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:06:44
Not so bad. Looks more like pale grey than white though, in this pic. Might've been better with blue socks or shorts. Any chance of a shot of the back of the shirt?
Mike Green
11 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:09:40
Not for me but at least it's a bit different. And you're right Nigel, if it's as unflattering as that on Kev I dread to think what it would look like on me! :D
Laura Round
12 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:12:58
My kids wreck these light kits.. some of the new training stuff released today is really nice though... bit cheaper for the kids too if they're young and less fussy.
Duncan McDine
13 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:15:03
I really like it. If you manage to get a proper look at the pattern, it's very clever. EFC mixed with Rupert's tower all in a kind of MC Escher pattern.
Brent Stephens
14 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:16:52
I've just got out my "Rooney" shirt from his early days with us. Stretches surprisingly nicely in the front.
Steve Woods
15 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:23:38
It's a thumbs up fro me, I like that kit and the way they have incorporated Rupert's Tower into the shirt material pattern it looks good. Grey shorts and white socks just fine too, well done.
Neil Thomas
16 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:24:21
Not sure about it personally... It looks more like a training top than a kit.
Brian Williams
17 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:29:23
Brent (#140.

Just like Ashley's from today's training pics does!!!

Brent Stephens
18 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:45:31
Brian, I haven't seen that pic but I hope you're not taking the pee. I can be hurt. Leave the (self-)deprecation to me! Snug fit, anyway.
Robin Gomme
19 Posted 10/07/2017 at 19:46:05
Looks like Mrs Mirallas washed Kevin's white shirt in with the coloureds.
Drew O'Neall
20 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:23:45
Has he got a fucking hernia? What's up his jumper?!
Ray Roche
21 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:40:25
Brian, he looks more like Mike Ashley from the Skunks.

Brent, it must have shrunk in the wash. The shirt, I mean .

Jamie Crowley
22 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:46:11
Is it the fact it rains so much and you rarely actually see the sun that makes you all think two different shades of gray with a washed out royal highlight and poop-white socks looks good?

Is that a 1970s pattern in the shirt? Very modern! Not!

Abysmal! Depressing! Lacking the hope and fire for a new exciting season!

And yes, it looks as if Super Kev has been staying up until 3 a.m. all summer drinking a 12-pack and finishing off a dozen chicken wings.

Mike Berry
23 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:49:10
I like to stay positive but sometimes something has to be said, this kit is wishy washy rubbish, wouldn't spend a bent penny on it.

Whoever is responsible for designing our latest shirts wants kicking into touch.

Iakovos Iasonidis
24 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:54:26
Worst pair of shirts home and away since mid 00s. Horrible work from Umbro this year. Both look like pyjamas. Rooney and his kids will sleep well in these.
Kim Vivian
25 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:57:41
I'm ok with this. Prefer it to the home kit actually, and grey shorts look ok. There's some sort of cool looking pattern in the weave which is maybe what gives it the slightly off white look. Not flattering on the wrong shaped body though, so I will have to give it a miss! Stick to the t-shirts.
Brian Wilkinson
26 Posted 10/07/2017 at 20:59:34
I think it looks decent, not stuck on clingy tops so looking at that design, extra size up looks the order of the day.
James Stewart
27 Posted 10/07/2017 at 21:01:32
Decent until you get up close!
Brent Stephens
28 Posted 10/07/2017 at 21:09:27
Ray #21 "Brent, it must have shrunk in the wash. The shirt, I mean ".

No, they don't call me the great unwashed for nothing, Ray.

Christy Ring
29 Posted 10/07/2017 at 21:13:55
It's probably an improvement on the home kit, but little imagination. Why not buttons up the front, more of an effort.
Jeff Armstrong
30 Posted 10/07/2017 at 21:26:50
Buttons up the front! What, like a cardie? Now that would be radical! What about a pair of mits on a string down the inside of each arm for the winter months...
Dan Davies
31 Posted 10/07/2017 at 22:38:37
I'll wait for the third kit I think..
David Pearl
32 Posted 10/07/2017 at 23:16:42
Actually I quite like it.

The home kit would be much better if the Umbro shoulders were white like the older hafnia ones to match the white sponsor name. It looks cheap because it's a print. This however, is more like it.

Chris James
33 Posted 10/07/2017 at 23:32:14
Q: What's everyone's favourite kit design?
A: The one we win the title in!
Dan Davies
34 Posted 11/07/2017 at 00:11:31
Amber and black fused with blue, c'mon Umbro earn your corn!

Get that dude who does the USM kits online to design em, simple. No-brainer.

Will Mabon
35 Posted 11/07/2017 at 01:58:21
Both look like pyjamas. Rooney and his kids will sleep well in these."

This one's in the lead so far...
,"Both look like pyjamas. Rooney and his kids will sleep well in these."

This one's in the lead so far...
,,,1,01:47:44,,,ok,19747,07/11/2017 01:47:44,Overdrive,reader,, 829882,35170,toffeeweb,11/07/2017,Bobby Thomas,jonnyastles@yahoo.co.uk,When does our contract with them end?,When does our contract with them end?,,,1,01:49:27,,,ok,3709,07/11/2017 01:49:27,BobbyThomas,reader,, 829883,35165,toffeeweb,11/07/2017,Will Mabon,stevesunbury@gmx.co.uk,"That's nice, Mike. Some published words that can be taken as real for a change!

Couple of weeks, eh?

Bobby Thomas
36 Posted 11/07/2017 at 01:49:27
When does our contract with them end?
Mark Andersson
37 Posted 11/07/2017 at 02:06:51
Wow, I clicked on the link... how much the world has really gone mad when people, lemmings fork out that kind of money for a football shirt... crazy. I converted it to Aussi dollar's I can by a two-piece suit for that.

But I like the look of all the kits...

Kieran Kinsella
38 Posted 11/07/2017 at 02:19:57
Mark Anderson

Agreed. And yet like fools we come on here and demand we spend tens of millions on players. Money's got to come from somewhere.

Eric Myles
39 Posted 11/07/2017 at 03:18:36
Doesn't look Royle Blue in the pic, looks very pale.
Alan J Thompson
40 Posted 11/07/2017 at 04:51:05
Bloody awful! Can we go back to the plain white shirt and socks with black shorts that we had as a second strip for many years.
Matt Traynor
41 Posted 11/07/2017 at 05:01:08
ToffeeWeb posters express polar opposite views on new kit shock.

Said no-one.

Let's just hope we have a decent third kit, so if the players can't see each other away at Leicester, they can change, a la Man UTD at Southampton all those years ago.

Andy Meighan
42 Posted 11/07/2017 at 05:57:18
Brent (#14) – stop going on about Rooney's old shirt – It doesn't go anywhere near you. Not with the weight you've put on...
Richard Humphrey
43 Posted 11/07/2017 at 09:40:58
Absolutely love it! Best kit for many a long year.
Brian Porter
44 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:11:56
Apart from Kev apparently auditioning for the John Hurt role in a remake of Alien, I have to say, It's bloody horrible.

Drones visual perspective I think both home and away shirts are badly affected by the straight across the chest, very long sponsor's name. It makes the shirts look stretched before the player has even put it on. Could they not have used some imagination?


Staggered over two lines, placed centrally would have looked much better in my opinion. The colours are insipid and wishy-washy and I agree with Alan at (#40). White shirts with black shorts would have been more striking and stand out when looking for someone to pass to on a murky afternoon.

Jason Bowen
45 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:26:25
Miserable as fuck. Yellow one was far better.
Jason Bowen
46 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:28:52
We need to swerve these poor man's kits and get involved with Addidas. Best kits by a country mile.

And let's be honest, Umbro aren't exactly a desirable brand, especially when there as frigging drab as that grey one. Pathetic.

Brian Williams
47 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:32:34
Brent (#18).

Sorry mate I wasn't having a go at you, just trying to mention Ashley running with a wok hidden under his shirt. I'm a perfect size 10 by the way!

With regard to the kit. Some guy did some concept ones on the net somewhere (can't remember as it was more than a day ago) and some of those were great!

Loved the green one until I realized the little emblem throughout was an anchor and not Rupert's tower.

Edit: https://twitter.com/EFCKitDesigns

John Smith
48 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:46:30
Whoever is responsible for designing our latest shirts wants kicking into touch."

Wasn't it a Liverpool fan? Or was the crest. I can't remember now.

,"Whoever is responsible for designing our latest shirts wants kicking into touch."

Wasnt it a liverpool fan? Or was the crest. I cant remember now.,Turned on,BlueKfrog,1,10:43:28,,,probation,18950,07/11/2017 10:43:28,EFC_Fan,probation,, 829996,35172,toffeeweb,11/07/2017,Jim Knightley,tm248@kent.ac.uk,"This James.

Our transfer work is clearly looking forward – I'd argue that improvement this season will be limited for exactly that reason. Our investment has, with the exception of Rooney, all been in players between 18-24.

I don't see why Rooney and one other old senior ruins the majority of young players we have brought.

We could put out an under-25 team of:
Kenny, Holgate, Keane, Galloway
Klaassen, Davies
Barkley Lookman

With the likes of Onyekuru, Calvert-Lewin, Browning, Dowell and a string of youth prospects not making the cut. The success of Everton players in the Under-20s and Under-21s for England and in the Under-23s illustrates that we are well set for the future.

John Smith
49 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:48:28
My favorite in recent years was the Black Away kit for the 2014-15 season.


John Smith
50 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:50:55
Oh and in case you want to have fun creating your own kit, theres an app for it for your phone:


Rudi Coote
51 Posted 11/07/2017 at 10:57:06
I don't care what the kit looks like (I like it) as long as we win something! I'm more interested in attractive football than "nice kits".

Saying that, we'll see thousands wearing it. I like Ashley's top.

Brent Stephens
53 Posted 11/07/2017 at 11:59:25
It's okay, I know, Brian.
Jay Wood
56 Posted 11/07/2017 at 15:08:44
Ken and Dave.

I also noticed the likes of Kenny and Dowell are not listed in the 1st team squad, but I don't think it's anything to fret about. This is the Premier League ruling on U-21 players:

"Clubs are able to supplement their squads with unlimited additional [home grown - any nationality] players under the age of 21 on 1st January in the year in which the season commences."

Jonjoe will turn 21 in March 2018, Kieran 21 in October 2018, and of others I'm sure a few Blues would like to see a run out for the first team, Liam Walsh is 21 in September 2018 and Beni Baningime will only turn 20 in September 2018.

All those lads can be called into the 1st team squad at any time, over and above the core 25 players that have to be submitted to the Premier League before the season kick offs.

Doesn't necessarily signal any of them are more likely to be sent out on loan rather than feature for Everton next season. I think some of them will be needed and will get game time.

Gary Edwards
57 Posted 11/07/2017 at 15:11:59
This kit looks cheap and poorly designed. There is nothing innovative, clever or eye catching about it. The club needs to bin whoever is designing or agreeing to the kit designs it's a shame, we'll be putting out our best team in a generation possibly in the worst kit in a generation.
Dave Abrahams
59 Posted 11/07/2017 at 16:32:48
Jay. (58) thanks for clearing that up.
Matthew Williams
61 Posted 11/07/2017 at 21:04:08
The Retro shirts on the Toffs website are still the best there is...100% cotton too!
Jim Hardin
62 Posted 11/07/2017 at 22:34:31
Is it wrong when I would rather Everton players wear the kit pictured on the book cover next to the article than the garbage kit poor Super Kev has on?

For the record, I didn't like Newcastle's all grey kit from a couple of years ago either and believe it played a part in them getting relegated.

John Pierce
63 Posted 12/07/2017 at 04:25:08
Neither white or grey, it has a 'Duluxe paint' feel of snowstorm off-white to it.

Everton and Umbro have dropped the ball on this seasons kit. I will purchase them, knowing they will eventually become vogue in 15 years time.

This season represents our best chance of silverware in sometime and we'll end up looking shite doing it.

Rudi Coote
64 Posted 12/07/2017 at 18:34:42
I don't care if we look shite wearing it just as long as we winsomething!
The two derbies will do.
Clive Mitchell
65 Posted 12/07/2017 at 18:56:20
Er...dire, isn't it?
Will Mabon
66 Posted 12/07/2017 at 19:37:36
"Neither white or grey, it has a 'duluxe paint' feel of snowstorm off white to it"


An ex of mine bought us a very odd paint colour once, called "Monk's Hood". I never did work out which hood it referred to.

Steven Jones
69 Posted 13/07/2017 at 19:37:41
I love it – especially as I can get 'Rooney' on the back for my son – and he just scored that goal in it! Déjà vu to his opener against the Arse.

I like the tower in the fabric... I like the overall light feel – I can wear that down the street with pride!

Jeff Armstrong
70 Posted 14/07/2017 at 18:36:28
Why do people care about football kits? As long as we wear Royal Blue at home, I don't give a fuck!

Why do grown up fans want to look like an 8-year-old anyway?

Will Mabon
71 Posted 15/07/2017 at 06:44:59
I didn't mind the kit on first viewing but thought it looked a little drab out on the pitch in Tanzania. Blue shorts needed I think.

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