Following the release of AS Roma’s beautiful white 2nd kit, today Roma unveiled their 3rd kit – dubbed Night Rising from the Nike range – ahead of their Champions League tie v FC BATE Borisov on September 29. The grey theme of the shirt and shorts’ dominant colour evokes a revered symbol of the club and the Italian capital – the she-wolf, La Lupa, and her grey coat. This connection has been already celebrated through the club’s 2015-16 away kit.
This emblem of the city features in Roma’s famed crest which depicts the wolf feeding the twin brothers Romulus and Remus. In Roman mythology, Romulus founded Rome in 753 BC after both brothers had been sheltered by the she-wolf in their hour of need.
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A black ombré graphic accentuates the light grey, blending from the cuffs of the short and shirt. During night games, this effect serves to accentuate the players’ physical presence underneath the floodlights. Black socks, with dark grey chevrons on the calf, further this powerful framing of the body.
The kit will be available from Nike.com and in-store starting October 1.