After a 14-year gap, Sunderland and Nike joined forces again. The new home strip was a classic design, with a black v-neck and discreet cuffs. The red piping continued from the shorts to the socks - though it meant that larger shorts numbers wrapped around to the back half.
White away shorts worn away to Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Away shorts and socks used at Tottenham Hotspur, who had navy home socks at this time.
A Southampton-like look of black shorts and white socks, seen away to Manchester City.
The new away kit was all-white with red trim - being picky, one might have wished for a little bit more black but otherwise it was hard to fault.
Black home shorts used against the likes of Charlton Athletic and Manchester United.
Home shorts and socks worn with away shirt away to Arsenal.
With Southampton's home shirt having a lot of white, the away shirt was unsuitable for the trip to the Dell and so Nike produced a navy version of that shirt. The away shorts were used along with navy socks, though the white set would have worked better against the Saints' black.
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