As is the trend every year at this time, brand-new kit leaks and rumors for kit designs continue to arrive. After reports showing the early snippets of Liverpool’s all three kits next season, it’s the turn of European champions Real Madrid.
On one hand, where previous leaks suggested a brave approach by Adidas to go with golden and navy with Madrid’s away kit, the primary designs, as usual, remain close to the basics.
Madrid is known to not tinker with their home kit designs, and Adidas appears to have followed the pattern this year as well. As is always the case with Madrid, the leaks from typically reliable Footy Headlines suggest a plain white base of the kit with sponsors and logos in black.
This time though, it is the striking colorway that stands out. With a beautiful combination of the dark navy (The Legend Ink), white, and goldish orange surrounding the collar area and the sleeve cuffs, the kit has been described to be “modern yet simple”.
The navy and goldish orange used in the kit appear to be the same as the ones used in Madrid’s 2023-24 away kit’s leaked designs. The color combination oozes royalty.
The v-cut tricolor hard collar makes a return to the strip after the fans and star midfielder Toni Kroos advocated their disinterest in the collar design this season. The iconic golden three stripes that date back to Madrid’s 2011-12 gear also make a return.
Emirates continues to be the main shirt sponsor for Los Blancos, as the color black has been employed for the accents and the Adidas logo.
Following the trend of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Real Madrid 2023-24 home kit also comes with the brand new Adidas logo. Another common pattern between this design and Adidas’ other World Cup jerseys is the presence of Navy panels on the sides, something which provides an odd look to the kit from behind. Probably the only chink in the armor.
The most outstanding feature of this kit design, however, is the inclusion of the club’s slogan “¡Hala Madrid!”. For the first time in its history, Madrid’s home kit features the iconic slogan on the collar, an element that’ll distinguish this kit from all the others that preceded it.
After receiving mixed reviews for the 22/23 kits, Adidas seems to have cracked the code with this design as the early reviews are largely positive, with the fans finding the trim “clean”. The navy panels at the backside though haven’t eluded the eyes of fans, with many criticizing the distracting spot and finding it “too prominent”.
Vinicius Junior is the player to have dawned the jersey in the images circulating online, and we cannot help but point out, the man looks like a million bucks with the three golden stripes on his shoulders. The jersey and the color combination go well with the Brazillian, making him look like the superstar he is on the pitch.
With the primary kit designs nearly confirmed, all eyes are on Madrid’s away and third kits for the next season.