Best & Worst Value for Money? Napoli 23-24 Kits Among the Most Expensive and the Cheapest
Napoli's authentic and replica kits have recently gone on sale at price points at opposite ends of the scale.
Napoli Kits Are Among Both the Most Expensive and the Cheapest
Yesterday, Napoli and EA7 unveiled the new home and away kits that the reigning champions of Italy will wear next season. Both designs received a very positive reaction from fans overall, but there was less approval of the €130 price tag for an authentic shirt. A ludicrous amount of money to pay for a football shirt, although incredibly still €20 cheaper than authentic shirts made by Nike and Adidas, who each charge €150 for their own player spec kits.
Standard pricing of replica and authentic shirts from Nike and Adidas.
However, the consternation was tempered somewhat today as replica versions of Napoli's new shirts went on sale for the comparatively low price of €49. This time, EA7 come out much more favourably against the two big boys. Nike replica shirts are priced at €95 while an Adidas replica jersey will cost you €100.
The quality of the EA7 gear was heavily questioned in their first season with Napoli, but now, going into their third campaign as kit maker, things seem to have improved. There are of course differences between the authentic and replica versions, but both appear to be of a very decent standard.
Napoli's replica jerseys are half the price of Nike and Adidas replicas.
Details on Napoli's 23-24 authentic home shirt.
On the authentic version comes with, the all over repeated motif of the club badge is embossed onto the shirt, while it's sublimated on the replica. The Scudetto badge also has a textured, finish on the authentic, which the replica shirt does not share. In terms of material and fit, the authentic has "Dry Touch" technology and is a blend of polyester and elastane, giving it a slim fit. The replica is made from 100% polyester and has a more standard fit.
Napoli 23-24 replica home shirt.
Close-up photos of the replica are not yet available for closer inspection, but these differences seem minimal, making the sublimated alternatives a very acceptable trade-off for the €81 of savings.
Napoli 23-24 replica away shirt.
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