9 thoughts on “The evolution of adidas goalkeeper shirt designs – Part 13

  1. Great article and images – always a fan of the Gold Newcastle kit. Is there a reason why manufacturers opted to use white socks for Goalkeepers in a lot of instances during this period? Or was it purely aesthetics?

    1. The first choice Newcastle socks were black for each kit. Can’t prove it but I reckon Shay Given must have preferred white socks as he often wore them. The catalogues from each season show black ones. The white were a change pair for the outfield home and away kits.

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