Romance FC x Nike

Keturah Cummings

London-based creatives, Romance FC, have paired up with Nike to create a kit inspired by playing football on a place that is held close to the heart of so many Londoners – Hackney Downs.

Graced with what feels like an infinite amount of football pitches when you’re at grass level, this special place in Hackney is the Wembley of so many young footballers, making this gorgeous kit launch from Romance FC a particularly special one.

Designed by Romance FC’s Aimee Capstick, the kit takes inspiration from classic football shirts from the 80’s and 90’s, with a modern colour gradient twist. Using subtle geometric patterns and shapes alluding to the designs of this era, mixed with ombre tones, the result is a perfect combination of new and old. The shirt features two custom fonts designed especially for Romance FC – underlining the amount of effort and detail that’s gone into these jerseys.

With the key technical qualities such as Nike Dri-FIT fabric for a comfortable fit, ventilated side seams for breathability and raglan sleeves for ease of movement, this may be a fashionable release, but it’s also one that could hold it’s own on the pitches that inspired it. Picture these shirts under sunset skies, chasing down balls on those famous greens surrounded by London’s cityscape.

The Romance FC x Nike kit is available in two colourways; a short sleeve pink/purple ombre shirt and a long sleeve mint/peach ombre alternative.

Both shirts are available to purchase directly from the Nike.com Jersey Shop.