The title might seem confusing – after all, Rangers had adidas in 1996, their final season before switching to Nike for 1997-98.
Every so often, though, it happens that a request is for a slight kink in the timeline rather than a complete DeLorean-ing – indeed, it’s not even the first time that this has happened with Rangers and adidas.
The person at the wheel is Rangers fan and kit enthusiast Gary Walker, who asked for Rangers strips based on those of German side Karlsruhe from 1996-97 – or, if you wanted to be controversial, the 1994 Republic of Ireland change kit. Burnley, Stockport County and Turkey were other sides to use that design.
Rather than simply re-badging the KSC shirts, we reached forward a year to the first set of Nike kits and employed a darker blue as an accent colour on the home jersey.
The away is Karlsruhe’s home, essentially – while the then-Bundesliga side had a yellow and red third in that design, we have gone for a more Rangers-like red and black scheme.
In real life in 1996-97, Rangers had a one-off red and black third using the adidas Santiago design.
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