Everton has unveiled its first away kit from technical partner hummel – a classic amber and blue design inspired by the second strips worn by the Toffees in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Everton’s seventh league championship, which saw players wearing the much-loved amber away strip as Harry Catterick’s side claimed the 1969/70 title with two games to spare.
A few months before sealing the title, World Cup winner Alan Ball first showcased his distinctive white hummel boots at a home game with Coventry City.
The new 2020/21 amber Everton away shirt features hummel’s iconic chevrons in blue across the shoulders and sleeves, and slick blue piping on the sleeves. It also has a contrasting neckline in blue, creating a clean and minimalist look that complements the style of the popular 2020/21 home strip – which last month became Everton’s fastest ever selling home kit.
In a tribute to the Everton teams of the early 1970s, the back-of-neck of the new away shirt features the embroidered EFC scroll detail which first appeared on the Everton home and away kits in the 1972/3 season.
The away kit also takes advantage of hummel’s ZEROH2O dry-dye technology, meaning there is zero water consumption and zero wastewater during the dying process, and a 50% reduction in energy consumption.
The 25 litres of fresh clean water normally required to dye just one single shirt is saved for each jersey produced and forms part of the Club’s Everton for Change initiative – a commitment to reducing Everton’s carbon footprint and raising environmental awareness and sustainability.