Rotherham United are delighted to unveil the first of two ‘secondary’ kits manufactured by Puma Teamwear which will be worn by the first team on their travels during the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Following the successful release of our home strip - which has proven incredibly popular since its June launch - we are thrilled to be unveiling a second kit design which also incorporates features bespoke to the Millers.
Supporters who are old enough to remember the year 1994 will notice similarities between this design and the away strip of that era, which also combined the use of contrasting red and black stripes on a white bodied jersey.
While this new strip certainly bears resemblance to its aforementioned predecessor, we feel that by working closely with Puma Teamwear, we have been able to give this season’s design a modern feel by exchanging the diagonal lines for vertical pinstripes across the front of the shirt.
To further streamline the new release, we have exchanged the solid black sleeves for a sleek panel in the same colour which runs across the shoulders of the design.
Like the home kit, the 2020/2021 alternate shirt will be kindly sponsored again by Phil Smith and will proudly display the Embark brand. On the reverse will be the logo of Hughie Construction, who have offices based at AESSEAL New York Stadium and are continuing to grow their business portfolio with the club.
The shirt technology is once again made of lightweight polyester with moisture wicking technology - designed to quickly draw sweat away from the body, keeping you drier, cooler and more comfortable for longer.
The accompanying black shorts are also made from 100% polyester and come complete with windmill crest and grown on waistband with inner drawcord, while the socks once again compliment the shirt design and are white in colour with the club initials ‘RUFC’ knitted into the reverse. The socks also feature a tonal detail in the form of a hoop at the top to turnover, while the Puma Cat branding is displayed on the front.
The launch date for sales is expected at some point next week (week commencing 6th July 2020) with an official date to be confirmed when the club are given a finalised delivery date of the stock to the Red and White Shop.