Pirelli & 90s Classics: Here's What Inspired Nike Chelsea, Inter and Tottenham 19-20 Third Kits

Nike's 'Elite' third kits are quite possibly the most interesting ones this summer. As we approach the halfway point in terms of releases, let's take a look at the inspirations behind the new Chelsea, Inter and Tottenham third kits - they are plentiful.


The Chelsea 2019-20 third kit brings back the classic collar used on the 'Nike Premier' shirts in 94-95.

The kit's color combination of black, orange and white harks back to a true 90s classic: the Chelsea 94-96 away.

Chelsea 19-20 Third Kit Released


Inter Milan's 2019-2020 third kit pays homage to the club's long-time main sponsor Pirelli. For the first time ever, the tire brand's logo appears in its original, unedited version with red text inside a yellow box.

As for the thin yellow stripe around the neck and the sleeve cuffs; it's inspired by the design of the Formula 1 tires produced by Pirelli.

Official Pictures: Nike Inter 19-20 Third Kit Leaked - Release Imminent


Tottenham's 19-20 third kit is inspired by the many light blue change shirts that club has had. Particularly, a certain 90s classic by Umbro: the collar and the subtle 'Spurs' text (it's not so hidden on the original, so to speak) inside the all-over pattern can be directly attributed to the 91-94 third kit.

For a modern touch, the outside of the new stadium also contributed heavily to the pattern on the Spurs third shirt 2019-20.

Nike Tottenham Hotspur 19-20 Third Kit Revealed

Did you know all of this? What's your favorite of the Nike third kits that have been released so far? Drop us a line below.