For the first time in the club's history Lokomotiv adopt a green home kit. The away kit comes in the traditional white colour, and the goalkeeper kit is black.
To manufacture these kits, adidas used a special "adizero" technology. Each new outfit combines three types of stretchy fabrics, which had been tested for several years. Adizero fabrics provide a cooling effect even when it is hot outside.
Another important thing about the new kits is their weight. The same innovations helped to create T-shirts and shorts that feel very light and ensure freedom of movement. A match-day jersey weighs only 105 grams!
The new outfit by adidas is already on sale in all Lokomotiv Official Shops. Ask for it in your local store!
The outfit colours of the teams that preceded Lokomotiv - Kazanka and KOR - were way different from the temporary red-green combination. The Railwaymen of the time wore blue shirts and white trunks. But as the new Lokomotiv Sports Community emerged the outfit became dominated by red with a wide white vertical stripe. This outfit was worn during the opening ceremony in 1936. Later that season a steamer locomotive occasionally appeared on the stripe.
As for the red colour, there was nothing unusual about a Soviet team choosing it. But the vertical stripes became a hallmark of the Lokomotiv of the time.
At some point after the war it was decided to leave the red colour altogether but in 1954 it returned for good. The torso became red, with the sleeves and trunks white. The new outfit resembled that of Arsenal London.
Although red colour was not a must and was changed when necessary. In 1957 the Railwaymen opposed Spartak in the USSR Cup Final, and wore blue uniform. That case was an exception, just like another one when Lokomotiv players were all in yellow.
In 1979 Lokomotiv stroke their first sponsorship deal. Their partner Adidas developed a red uniform, adding two vertical white stripes with stars five years later. Then again, however, the Germans turned back to one white stripe.
In 1994 the Railwaymen signed a contract with Umbro who changed their outlook altogether. The Italians added a yellow horizontal line with their name on it, placing chaotic red spots against white background.
Since then Lokomotiv have been changing the design of the uniform annually. In 1995 yellow was replace with black which turned out to be a good choice. The following year the outfit again resembled the one from the 50s: red shirts with white sleeves. When Lokomotiv won their first Russian Cup they were wearing this uniform.
In 2000, the Diadora uniform kept these colours. In 2001 the T-shirts were all red with black stripes and white rims.
Green was added in 2002. By that time many Loko fans have been wearing red-green home-made scarves, and the club adopted the trend. At first only the digits and the sponsor's name were green, and two years on the colour painted the collars.
In a Supercup game Lokomotiv used a full-fledged red-green kit, recognizing the new club colours. Later the proportions of red and green varied, but in Season 2012/13 it was decided to return to the victorious combination of 2004.
In 2007 Lokomotiv wore gold shirts during the celebration of the victory in the Russian Cup.
In the 2014/15 season the green color in the home has become the predominant form. Red inserts on the sides remained. Also in red were made shorts and socks. It is in this kit Lokomotiv won a long-awaited trophy - the Russian cup. Guest uniform was white with small green insets on the sides of the T-shirt and shorts.
In 2015/2016 season new wear was designed using the latest technologies and most importantly – it’s red-and-green! The home kit is executed in the victorious red-green colours and has a white polo-collar. For the first time ever the main colour is green lined with red insets at the sides. The shoulders carry adidas’s trademark three stripes. Shorts and socks are red. The main colour of the away kit is white with dark stripes and high-contrast insets of red and green.