Best World Cup kits 2022: Our top picks

The World Cup is all wrapped up, but you may still be wondering what the best World Cup kits were for this year's competition.

With an array of home and away strips to consider from all 32 teams competing, there was certainly no shortage of great kits to choose from.

So, how have we narrowed things down? Well, we've based our selection on those kits that stood out as being unique, interesting, and, perhaps most important of all, instantly recognisable as what nation it represents.

For instance, the Ghana away strip featured the colours from the country's flag throughout, even down to the black star in the centre.

Similarly, England's away kit came dressed in red to match the country's flag and continue a long history of red away jerseys worn by the national side, most notably during its 4-2 in the 1966 World Cup final.

With all this in mind, let's dive into our list of the best World Cup kits from 2022...

Best World Cup kits 2022

Germany adidas Home

Best World Cup kits - Germany adidas home kit product image of a white shirt with a black stripe down the centre and a gold logo.
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Credit: adidas

When it comes to ranking all of the 2022 World Cup kits, Germany's home strip deserves to be placed near the top spot in our opinion.

There's a lot to like here. The white base, which has become synonymous with one of the most successful teams in World Cup history, contrasted by the bold black stripe down the centre is unique to anything else we saw in Qatar this year.

Not only that, but the branding and badge are centralised as well and arrive in a metallic gold-tone that only a multi-time World Cup-winning nation could get away with.

It's certainly a great-looking shirt, perhaps even one of the best football kits we've seen this season, hence its inclusion here.

England Nike Away

Best World Cup kits - England Nike home kit product image of a red shirt with a blue collar and logo.
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Credit: Nike

We may be a little biased here, but we're a big fan of England's 2022 away kit, particularly its retro red design and its old-school navy collar.

In fact, the shirt is in some ways a throwback to England's 1990 World Cup jersey, one of the nation's most successful and iconic strips of all time.

However, things may not have been as successful as that fourth-place finish in the 1990 competition this time around, although that doesn't take away from the fact the kit is still a great one.

We also like the fact the shirt's logo and badge feature the same blue tones from the collar, keeping the colour scheme relatively simple rather than anything overcomplicated that could potentially ruin the stunning retro aesthetic.

Belgium adidas Away

Best World Cup kits - Belgium adidas away kit product image of a white shirt with multi-coloured accents around the collar, cuffs, and logos.
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Credit: adidas

We feel we couldn't have put together a list of the best World Cup kits without mentioning this Belgium away kit inspired and made in partnership with Tomorrowland.

The festival is arguably one of the biggest and best events to see electronic dance music live, something adidas aimed to capture when creating this away strip.

As a result, you'll find a bold multi-coloured pattern printed around the collar and cuffs, as well as the logo. Even the player's names and numbers come dressed in these bright, festival-themed tones.

Ultimately, we're a big fan of the uniqueness of this away jersey and, although Belgium's campaign was filled with controversy, the kit still stands out as one of the best.

Ghana PUMA Away

Best World Cup kits - Ghana PUMA away kit product image of a red shirt with the Ghana flag in the centre along with a yellow boarder.
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Credit: PUMA

PUMA is going through an interesting phase at the moment of thinking outside the box when designing its football kits.

For instance, the brand's collection of third-choice club shirts in 2021/22 came under a lot of scrutiny online at the time. However, we feel PUMA deserve some credit, especially for trying something with this Ghana away strip in particular.

It features a pretty unique box-logo print which, as touched in the intro, is inspired by the Ghanian flag and surrounds the number in the centre of the shirt.

You may also notice the subtle "GHA" lettering inside the box as well which adds another unique detail to the shirt that really makes it stand out from the crowd. We're certainly a fan and feel it's definitely worth checking out.

Denmark Hummel Home

Best World Cup kits - Denmark Hummel home kit product image of a red shirt with darker red accents.
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Credit: Hummel
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We're rounding things off with this Denmark home kit from Hummel which, on the surface, may seem pretty unspectacular with its all-red design. However, upon closer inspection, you begin to notice some incredible details.

For instance, the branding and badge have an almost metallic-like sheen to them which is bound to stand out on the pitch.

Along the sleeves, you'll find modified variations on Hummel's usual chevrons dressed in a darker red tone to continue the "toned down" theme of all of Denmark's jerseys for the World Cup.

There is a reason for "toned down" design, which you can read more about here and form your own opinion on. However, regardless of the situation surrounding the design, this stunning home kit definitely deserves a spotlight, hence its inclusion in our list.

Frequently asked questions about football kits

Buying a new football kit can often lead to a ton of questions. Don't worry though, we've answered some of the most common queries right here.

What is a replica football kit?

A replica football kit is a mass-marketed version of the shirt and is often significantly cheaper than an authentic jersey.

The key thing to note here is replica doesn't mean fake. In fact, you should find any replica jersey is nearly identical to the shirts worn by the professionals on the pitch.

So why are they cheaper? Well, replica kits are made from cheaper materials compared to authentic jerseys.

For example, Bayern Munich's home kit incorporates adidas' HEAT.RDY technology, but the replica version utilises AEROREADY materials instead which cost less to mass produce.

Keep in mind authentic jerseys also tend to be released alongside replica kits. So, there's always the option to go for the real thing if you wanted to spend a little more on a shirt.

Where can you buy a football kit?

There are a ton of great websites where you can buy football shirts, although we'd argue the go-to place for the latest kits would be to go directly to manufacturers, like Nike and adidas, as they tend to be the first places where new shirts drop.

However, there are also several websites that allow you to browse a wider selection of shirts from clubs and international teams all in one place.

Kitbag is a particularly great example of this and one we'd recommend checking out as they tend to sell the latest jerseys on launch day.

For older, discontinued kits, then sites like Sports Memorabilia or Classic Football Shirts are worth checking out. Keep in mind though that you're buying second-hand here, so there's no guarantee that what you're purchasing is genuine.

For more information, check out our list of the best places to buy football kits right here.

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