FC Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) will once again play at the highest level of European club competition this season; the club’s new third kit pulls together elements of the iconic looks from two seasons in which the Nerazzurri reigned supreme: 1997-98 and 2009-10.
The influence of the ’97-98 kit, worn by Brazil legend Ronaldo, is particularly strong with the return of a black silhouette, stylishly enlivened by bright yellow trim and detailing.
Meanwhile, the shirt incorporates a crew-neck collar, as was the case in ’09-10 when the team won an unprecedented treble.
“Black and yellow is always a winning combination, and Inter’s third kit looks especially dynamic,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.
“We’ve taken inspiration from two special older kits, kept things on trend with the ’90s themes we are seeing in streetwear at the moment and the result is something that we hope will appeal to all fans.”
The design celebrates Inter’s long-running partnership with shirt sponsor Pirelli, which dates back to 1995, as well as the classic Nike Futura logo.
It includes an all-over black matte/shine jacquard pattern, with the club crest and the word “Inter” subtly emerging from the fabric. Yellow trims the collar and sleeves, while the colors used for the sponsor’s logo reference the motorsports world.
Black shorts and socks complete the full look, both featuring flashes of yellow and the vintage Nike logo.
The kit was released on September 9.