It was the worst kept secret in London but two weeks after pictures of the new away kit were leaked by Angelo Ogbonna the club has revealed it’s new away kit.
Our first ever black away kit! ⚒#WeAreWestHam pic.twitter.com/J07CX1PKkZ— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 26, 2017
Prior to Ogbonna’s leak, many had expected the kit to be blue after many years of alternating white then blue. The Brace the Hammer writers are enjoying this departure as are those in the twittersphere.
@WestHamUtd Cracking kit!! Crossed hammers on a black shirt looks quality— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) May 26, 2017
@WestHamUtd pic.twitter.com/coZdb55enX— Josh ⚒ (@JMAS90_) May 26, 2017
I for one am a fan of this kit and it’s much better than our last black kit that Addias put out. Keeping it two colors is simple yet effective and the blue really pops on the black. This year’s kit was simple yet uninspiring after a few years of eye catching away kits.
In addition to the black kits revealed today the club showed off one of the new keeper kits.
Official: West Ham's 2017/18 keeper kit. pic.twitter.com/DkQpvNMuyv— Life of Payet (@_LifeOfPayet_) May 26, 2017
This is certainly an upgrade from the past season as my eyes don’t burn after looking at it for two seconds. I actually think that shade of blue would make for a really nice third shirt for the club.
The training range that was launched today is rather ugly in my opinion after last years nice navy and bluefish color scheme.
Our new training range is available to pre-order! ⚽— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 26, 2017
➡️ https://t.co/k5VS4apYxz#COYI pic.twitter.com/8WKY4NOjBU
Maybe it’s because I’m a Green Bay Packers fan and I’m predisposed to hate the color purple because of the Minnesota Vikings. In my opinion the purple clashes with the black and claret.
I’ll give the away kit a solid B+, Keeper kit an A, and the training wear as a D.