Nike have been one of the biggest names in sport for decades. Their iconic ‘Swoosh’ logo is a badge of quality, innovation and style. So it should come as no surprise that they are our most popular brand for football kits.
They kit out some of the biggest clubs in world football. The likes of Liverpool, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are among the famous names all to don the swoosh.
But having a beautiful Nike football kit is not exclusive to the elite of the game. Nike Teamwear offer a range of styles across a number of price brackets. In this guide, we’ll talk you through the best kits from three distinct price brackets.
- Best Cheap Nike Football Kits
- Best Mid-Range Nike Football Kits
- Best Premium Nike Football Kits
- Build Your Dream Nike Kit
It’s fair to say that many clubs at grassroots level are working on a pretty tight budget. Thankfully Nike have a couple of match kit options which you don’t need to break the bank to get your hands on. And lets get it straight. When we say ‘cheap’ that does not mean low quality. Nothing Nike do can be considered that!
Shirt: Nike Park VII Dri-FIT Short Sleeved Shirt
Earlier this year we declared the Nike Park Shirt a “grassroots icon”. That was no exaggeration and here’s why...
Now in its 7th incarnation, three things have stayed consistent from the original to the Park VII: Quality, versatility and incredible value for money. These three pillars are what have made this shirt such a familiar sight on muddy football pitches up and down the country for years.
It’s simple, understated style and very affordable price point make it the perfect blank canvas to create your team’s dream football kit. It’s available in a range of 15 colours as well as long sleeved.
Shorts: Nike Park III Dri-FIT Shorts
The Nike Park Shorts are one of our biggest selling products across all sports thanks to their unrivalled value for money. Also available in 15 colours to pair up with your match shirt. Comfy, cheap, versatile and durable. You really can’t go wrong!
Socks: Nike Classic II Socks
The Nike Classic socks are exactly what they say on the tin… Classic Socks! Comfortable, long lasting and available in a wide range of colours. All at a bargain price of just £5.35 a pair.
If you want to go even cheaper. We’ve still got very limited stock of the Nike Park IV Socks. They are end of line so we don’t have many left but at less that £3 a pair it’s worth checking for your preferred size and colour. Especially if you’re working on a tight budget!
If you’re still not wanting to spend too much cash but willing to push the boat out a little bit for the right kit, then it might be worth taking a look at something more mid-range. For your extra money you might get something with a little more flair in terms of design or more technical material.
Shirt: Nike Legend Short Sleeve Jersey
With Nike Legend Jersey you get a little extra design for your money than the cheaper Park Jersey, plus some nostalgia thrown in for good measure. It’s design is a homage to the Nike kits of the 2002 World Cup. Think Brazil, South Korea and Turkey. Three of the most memorable teams from the tournament all rocked this style. And now your team can too for a very reasonable price.
Designed to give a modern take on that classic kit with those familiar collar and under arm features. Recreating the goals of Ronaldo (the original one) in the muddy parks of Sheffield and Southend is more realistic than ever with the Legend jersey.
Need something with stripes? Take a look at the Nike Striped Division III Shirt for a great mid-priced option.
Shorts: Nike Dri-FIT Laser IV Woven Short
The difference between the Laser Shorts and the cheaper Park Shorts is a slightly more technical spec. The 4-way stretch fabric allows full range of movement and no restrictions. Whilst mesh side strips provide a little added breathability for when the match starts to hot up.
Socks: Nike Classic II Socks
We’ve gone for the Classic Socks again here for our mid-range offering. Why? Well to be honest there aren’t loads of options in this department. And the Classic Socks are more than sufficient whatever price range you’re working from.
For those lucky ones amongst you with a bigger budget to play with. Or if you’re willing to pay whatever it takes for the perfect kit. Then you’ll be looking at the premium end of the range. Here you’ll find the highly technical fabrics and technologies which are used for the shirts of professional teams.
Shirt: Nike Strike Short Sleeve Jersey
If you’re after something that looks and feels like a professional shirt then the Nike Strike Jersey is exactly that. When you pull it on pre-match you’ll instantly see and feel where your extra money has gone. The stretchy technical material offers a streamlined and custom fit.
The subtle design of the shoulder and sleeves features a knit-in stripe, which is similar to many of the Nike shirts on show at the 2018 World Cup. The mesh back panel provides breathability and enhances the overall comfort of the garment so you can focus on the game.
If you prefer something a little more vibrant in terms of style then it’s worth checking out the, exclusive to Kitlocker.com, Nike Naija Jersey. Just take a look, we’ll let the shirt speak for itself.
Shorts: Nike Venom II Shorts
As far as football shorts are concerned, it doesn’t get much better than the Nike Venom Shorts. You might think they don’t look like much but when you get a closer look their quality shines through. Not just in the way they’ve been engineered to perfection but also in design. Their subtle embossed graphic matches up nicely to the Nike Strike Jersey. A winning combination.
Socks: Nike Dri-FIT Matchfit Over-the-Calf Socks
The crème-de-la-crème of football socks. With the extra length on the Nike Over-the-Calf socks you’ll be looking like prime Thierry Henry in no time. It’s not just the extra material you’re paying for with the slightly higher price point though. Your feet are kept comfortable through additional cushioning, a dynamic arch and Dri-FIT technology to keep you dry. And when it comes to your feet, you can’t put a price on comfort.
Want something a little more unique? Something you won’t see on any other grassroots pitch? Let us introduce you to #PowerUp.
Using our revolutionary and industry leading technology we can turn any Nike teamwear kit into something completely custom. Whether you choose one of our Ready-To-Go designs or you have something more Bespoke in mind you can have it your way.