The Philadelphia Flyers have finally unveiled their Adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO jersey for the 2020-21 season after weeks of teasing. Adidas have created a ‘reverse retro’ alternate for all 31 NHL teams and they’ll all be used on certain occasions throughout the season.
The Jersey was made in an attempt to remix some of the team’s most iconic jerseys. For the Flyers, Adidas drew inspiration from the base jersey that the team wore from 1982 through 2007. The white sleeves have been dropped down from those infamous 90’s threads. It also infused hints of the 1997 third road jersey that infamously inverted the orange to black. Adidas decided to retain the solid orange body, but move the black to the shoulders, which hadn’t previously been done, adding white sleeves to add a contrasting look.
“Philly fans have clamored to bring back the burnt orange color associated with our teams of the 90’s,” said Mark Zarthar, Flyers Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Those were special years for our franchise. The Reverse Retro jersey celebrates this era of Flyers history while simultaneously looking to a bright future, presenting a fresh look at a classic design.”
You can’t help but pick up Lehigh Valley Phantoms vibes from this look, but that’s not exactly a bad thing.
Fans had been pining for the return of the black jersey from yesteryear and while this isn’t that, it’s a refreshed take on the home jersey that looks tight. With white gloves and helmets too, this could be one very nice looking uniform!
The Adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO jersey is available for pre-sale as of today at http://shop.wfcphilly.com
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