adidas and Lokomotiv present home and away kits for the 2020/2021 season. The inspiration for the new kit were Lokomotiv's classic red-green colours, as well as the 2017/2018 title-winning season, in which the team played in adidas shirts. The kit is made in the traditional style, reflecting the victory colours of the railroad workers. The home kit has green shirts and red shorts. The away kit is completely white. The shirts are provided with the Aeroready technology, which absorbs moisture and dries quickly to keep you feeling fresh and comfortable even in difficult conditions.
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 the late 70s, the team donned red adidas jerseys. In 1984, white longitudinal stripes with red stars appeared on the form.
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.
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.
We completed the home kit in season-2017/18 in the traditional color combination for the last seasons: green T-shirt, red panties and green leggings.
The second set of the kit is made in a combination of white and red colors. When creating the third set, it was decided to depart from the traditional practice: instead of contrasting with the other two forms of shade, we chose the combination of the primary colors of the RZD brand.
The home kit 2018/20 features red as the main colour. All decorative elements are coloured red and white.
The away kit remained white but was balanced by the two basic club colours, red and green.
For the reserve uniform, the designers used a new, bright, and unexpected colour - a purple shirt with a monochrome metal logo, white shorts, and purple stockings.
Home kit 2019/20 is a combination of innovative technologies, exclusive design, and traditional colours. The away kit's design is inspired by railroad-related attributes. In this outfit we are geared for victory. The third kit, graphite-coloured, has extra inserts of the traditional red colour in the upper part of the shirts.