With Euro 2022 only six weeks away, Nike has finally dropped the home and away kits for the Lionesses.
The host nation will certainly look the part in the bespoke shirts created by the world-famous sportswear company.
A simple white design has been chosen for the home kit, which also features an iridescent badge. The shirt may look simple from afar, but it boasts a striking diamond pattern up close.
A unique salmon colour has been used for the away kit, with a burgundy trim on the collar and sleeves. In a similar fashion to the home shirt, the England badge is iridescent.
Fans are able to snap up a match shirt for £114.95, while stadium shirts are available for £74.95.
The kit designs are certainly distinctive, but they have split opinion on social media.
“A thing of beauty,” one Twitter user said, while another wrote: “Nike out here dropping better kits for the ladies than the men wear. I’m for it – hopefully come 31st July they’re lifting a trophy in it, too.”
One Twitter user even made this big claim: “One of the best kits I have ever seen 🔥”
Take a look at England’s kit for Euro 2022:
The wait is over.— Lionesses (@Lionesses) May 25, 2022
Our brand new @NikeFootball home and away kit is here! ✨ 🏴
Others were unimpressed by the home kit, but tempted by the away kit, while some were disappointed by the entire release.
“Seems like Nike put all their creativity and time into the France kit and then said ‘sorry Netherlands and England, but you’ll have to play in warmup shirts’,” one Twitter user joked.
Seems like Nike put all their creativity and time into the France kit and then said "sorry Netherlands and England, but you'll have to play in warmup shirts" https://t.co/pz2FfOIVg9— Helene Sophie (@hsaltgelt) May 25, 2022
Another wrote: “Kits have really gone downhill…”, while another posted: “This? This is what you do for a home tournament? Ugh.”
Others took issue with the cost of the kits, with one fan describing the price as “extortionate”.
“£75 for a football shirt is absolutely mental,” another Twitter user wrote. “£50 was bad but now they’ve gone up another 50%.”
They’re very nice and everything but, like with basically all football shirts these days, the prices are extortionate. https://t.co/tAPKHSWWR7— Johnson317 (@Johnson__317) May 25, 2022
Someone else posted: “You can get a season ticket for the WSL Champions for less than this. The price of football shirts is getting beyond ridiculous.”
The kits may be dividing opinion, but the country will certainly be getting behind the Lionesses as they kick-off Euro 2022 against Austria on July 6th.
Group matches against Norway and Northern Ireland follow, with a final at Wembley on July 31st on the horizon.