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Stoke ink Macron kit deal, part ways with New Balance

Stoke City have announced a new kit deal with Macron that will see the latter replace New Balance as the club’s uniform partners beginning the 2016/17 season. The Italian firm have inked a five year contract with the Potters, and the deal is the biggest ever in the club’s history.

In the 2015/16 Premier League season, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa were the only teams to wear Macron designed uniforms. On the continent, the likes of Lazio, Napoli, Sporting Lisbon and Real Betis are all outfitted by Macron. The Italian firm will also provide kits to the Albanian national team at Euro 2016.

Stoke’s deal with Warrior/New Balance dates back to 2014, following the end of their previous four year deal with Adidas.

Stoke Macron Deal

We are really excited about this new partnership with a top 10 club in what is renowned to be the most watched football league in the world. Our designers have been working round the clock in close collaboration with the Club to develop the new collection that we hope the players and fans will wear with pride

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  1. Mollo
    May 3rd, 2016 at 14:59 | #1

    Did they cut NB deal short? Or was it already due to end?

  2. Albert
    May 3rd, 2016 at 16:09 | #2

    From reading up on this subject Mollo
    I am of the understanding the
    New balance deal was cut short.

    Personality I think Macron is a far better option as I have some Macron Scotland Rugby union Jerseys my self & they are as well made if not better made in comparison with any other kit makers prodcts & I fully expect Macron’s New Stoke City kits to be very much in keeping with the best traditions of Stoke City F.C it will have parts to it that will rezenate with all Stoke City fans & the location of the team.

    Take the Glasgow Warriors Rugby Union team they have Glasgow’s Riverside Museum outline on there away shirt this season.

    Unlike other makers Macron work closely with clubs/teams to produce kits that are both traditional yet inovative at the same time.

    Haveing been on the Stoke City forums online Stoke City fans see this deal as a step down in quality comparing Macron to Matchwinner in the 80’s I think they will be pleasantly surprised at lest the New Stoke City kits will not be templates.

  3. Sean
    May 3rd, 2016 at 16:18 | #3

    Apparently Macron offered Stoke (who wanted more money) a deal, and they asked NB to match it. NB refused to, and so Macron came on board.

  4. JonLCFC
    May 3rd, 2016 at 16:18 | #4

    Macron kits (especially striped ones) are usually horrible – remember a few of their efforts for Sheffield United a while back. Shame the NB deal was cut short, this season’s Stoke kits are class.