Unbelievable Differences - Adidas 2020 Authentic vs Replica Logo Application

Already in November 2019, Adidas released their first kits based on the new 2020 kit technologies. Back then, we compared the new Adidas 2020 replica and authentic kit technologies, AEROREADY (replica) and HEAT.DRY (authentic). Now fans who bought the new Adidas 2020 national team jerseys showed off how big the differences between both versions are. Pictures by Unisport, Riky81 and others.

Adidas 2020 Authentic vs Replica Logo Applications

The Adidas 2020 replica kits feature traditional stitched logos, while the authentic jerseys come with heat printed logos. You would first think that this would not make a very big difference... However, a closer look at the Japan 2020 home kit and other Adidas kits reveals that it indeed makes a very big difference...

The stitched logo on the replica looks rather cheap, while the heat-applied crest looks superb.

In fact, all Adidas 2020 replica and authentic jerseys have those differences, at least in cases where there are two versions available.

Interestingly, the Adidas Condivo 20 teamwear football kit comes with a heat applied Adidas logo and Three Stripes but has not the HEAT.DRY technology.

Adidas Condivo 20

See our article from late 2019 to compare the Adidas replica and authentic kit technologies in detail.

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