You know it’s bad that even the players hate the shirt they’re wearing
Or will weardepending on the case.
I guess Nike is supposed to be at the forefront of more than just sportswear technology (which is one thing? Sure, the shoes have become a cultural staple, and ever since the Oregon Duck came on full display. on Vogue every week, that’s what we think everything Nike releases will be on par. And today, with fake shirts and authentic shirts being such big sellers , you’d want to think companies would put a lot of thought into the latest designs.
Or you can fart how the USMNT shirts are reported to look like when they arrive in Qatar, so bland that even the players who will be wearing them are astounded.
Again, Nike has yet to officially release America’s World Cup jerseys, and after their initial reaction to them, they could return to the drawing board any time they have left. If the above link is not good enough for you:
The home shirt, which will likely be worn against both Wales and Iran, looks like a straight training shirt and is certainly the kind for which a design consulting firm would charge millions of dollars and explain the image in half an hour. when in reality, they just threw something at each other 20 minutes before the presentation because they forgot about it. Reminds me of my college days spent millions of dollars redesigning their logos and any failed groups of artists and filmmakers including the design company that came up with a way to rotate the first letter to one side like 15 degrees.
The away shirt looks like someone was trying to guess what the ocean floor might look like through the submarine window. Nike probably doesn’t care though as fans will buy a lot of these regardless, but damn man we want something on par with Exploding rockets! This Pretty bad too! Needless to say, the response was not very pleasant or commendable.
And some of those needles are coming from the guys who have to put the fucking things on. Step up Weston McKennie:
Or how about you, Tim Weah?
Perhaps Nike wasn’t prepared for the youngest ever USMNT, and didn’t realize that A) they care about their swag and B) have a lot of avenues to voice their opinion. Don’t fall off your chair if Nike rethinks this, and also proves that it doesn’t take very long to design one of these things.
And it’s not like Nike hasn’t done well with other shirts they make. The France is pretty killer. Mbappe will also be offside when this fight takes place.
Nike has all the money in the world, and this is the best they can do. They probably had a bunch of people doing this, and together they all proved the old adage about meetings, “None of us are as stupid as all of us.” Do well all around.