KAPPA KONTROLL ‘SIDEWALK EDITORIAL’

For their 2017 Summer collection Kappa Kontroll have given us fresh take on the lookbook paradigm. The ‘Sidewalk Editorial’ tells the story of three young, stylish friends hanging out maxin’, relaxin’ all cool on the streets of London. The photos fittingly serve to flex the vibe of the collection which thinly tows between moody and vibrant. The range employs iconic sportswear silhouettes through retro driven soccer kits, sweat pants, polos, hoodies and tees. More than anything the line really proves Kappa’s done a a solid job of rehashing templates from their extensive archives by making them refreshingly versatile, relevant and cool. Check out the ‘Sidewalk Editorial’ and accompanying video. 

 The Kappa Kontroll collection is available now at select retailerss and at kappakontroll.com

NIKE ID X MONACO PACK

The gall of Nike to go and create an iD pack for Monaco’s 2016/17 season prior to them winning any silverware is pretty wild. Sure they’ve over achieved up to this point but rewarding endeavor with out results is straight from the book Brendan Rodgers. Luckily for the swoosh, earlier today  Mbappe and co. swept aside St Etienne to claim their 8th Ligue 1 title. Onslaught of internet hate and memes averted. As for the boots, they’re a gorgeous representation of the club. Dropping in variations of Monaco’s red,white and gold accents on all four of Nike’s soccer silos. 

The Nike iD X Monaco pack is available now on Nikeid.com

CHICAGO FIRE 2017 HOT MIX BY DJ STEP

Recently the Chicago Fire celebrated 20 years as an MLS franchise. To commemorate the occasion DJ step dropped a mix and video which debuted over the weekend after the Fire’s 4-1 shellacking of the Seattle Sounders. The project was completely DIY from a small, Chi-Town based crew. DJ Step flexes a heavy Chicago Fire kit collection while the uplifting track is laid over a montage of local landmarks, fans, game footage and even the Chicago Fire Department. Have a look below… 

DJ Step Presents – Chicago Fire Soccer 2017 Hot Mix from DJ STEP on Vimeo.

POGBA X DESIIGNER MAN UNITED AWAY KIT COMMERCIAL

Similar to what adidas did last season in using Stormzy to shed some clout and grimey light on their 16/17 kit launch, the Three-Stripes are at it again for 17/18. This time with the likes of Mr. Panda himself, Desiigner and as you’d expect a certain expensive Frenchman by the name of Paul Pogba. Check out the commercial for the adidas Manchester United 2017/18 kit inspired by the early 90s. 

For more on the kit go here

 

 

THE PUMA X COOGI CLYDE IS BACK

We’ve got some good news for people that missed out on the original PUMA x COOGI Clyde release back in March. The shoe is officially back for a limited run starting on May 20th featuring that classic all-over COOGI sweater material and timeless black formstripe. The silo features authentic COOGI sweater materials in varying prints, which basically means  no two pars are alike.  

Also, in honor of the rehash Puma is giving us a brand new rework of the collab. The latest iteration, launching on May 25th  has a clean black leather upper with a COOGI patterned formstripe. The style features a gold foil PUMA branded tongue with 18K gold plated lace tips and eyelets. Check them out below.

Keep locked to Puma.com on May 20th and 25th for latest Puma x COOGI Clyde

 

ADIDAS UNVEIL SHALKE 2017/18 AWAY KIT

By now it’s clear what adidas is doing with the away iterations for their 17/18 away kits. Shalke is the latest club to get the retro treatment as adidas dips back into their early 90’s repertoire for inspiration.  Similar to last week’s Man U drop, Shalke’s 17/18 away kit takes a brazen print from their early 90s past and reworks it into a modern fit. The white strip is accented with a blue crew-neck collar, sleeve cuffs and adidas three-stripe branding. Those 90s vibes come by way of the thick, light-grey markings as seen in Shalke’s iconic 92-93 home shirt.

The Shalke 2017/18 away kit is available now at shalke04.de

 

 

ADIDAS UNVEIL OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS 17/18 KITS

Tis the season for kit releases. As most of the big leagues across Europe wind down teams/brands are already locked and loaded with kits for next season. Soccer don’t sleep and neither do we so you can expect a tidal wave of unveilings over the next month or so. Next up to bat, the adidas Olympique Lyonnais home and away kits for 2017/18.  

First the home. Clean, crispy and classic as they come. The predominantly white, v-neck kit is given a big and beautiful OL badge while the most adias branding is kept minimal as it matches the kit with monochromatic vibes. Bold red and Blue horizontal strips add a nice pop in wrapping up the overall smart look of the kits.

As for the away jerseys, they receive a bit more flair but maintain the overall clean minimalism through rich colors and clean accents.The navy blue strip is given some panache through red horizontal lines that start at the chest and descend in a gradient effect from thin to thick. White adidas three-stripe branding flank the sides adding a frame to the vibrant kits. 

Both home and away adidas Olympiwue Lyonnais kits are available now Here

#CHICKSINKITS: HOPE WATSON

Admittedly most of our #Chicksinkits features are centered around pro, semi-pro or college female soccer players. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But our mission with #Chicksinkits has always been to shed light on the female soccer perspective as a whole. From fitness models to producers to tv personalities and more, fans of our beloved game come from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. A case in point; our latest feature hails all the way from Australia. Her name is Hope Watson. She grew up loving soccer in a land where rugby reigns supreme. We sat down with Hope for some unique insight into the beautiful game from an Aussie girl pursuing her dreams.  

KTTP: So tell us your name and where you’re from?

Hope Watson: My name is Hope Watson I grew up in Canberra in Australia. I moved to New York about 5 years ago. I was fortunate enough to get a visa for modeling, so I did that while I was at university in New York. I moved to Los Angeles last year and now I’m transitioning into the film industry. 

KTTP: How would you describe your style?

HW: I’d describe my style as tomboyish, a little 80’s and maybe some 70’s, plus lots of color! 

KTTP: How do you think style effects soccer and vice versa?

HW: The combination of football and style/design is one of my favorite things! I’d honestly prefer to kick around with people that look sharp but aren’t necessarily that “good” than a bunch of boofheads that wanna yell and slide tackle. If I can relate to someone’s sensibilities I feel like it indicates we’d have other things in common. I wanna play with people I can relate to. 

 

 

KTTP: What are your favorite soccer boots?

HW: My favorite boots are either Adidas Samba’s or these Lotto boots that I got in Budapest a few years ago. I dunno know why I like them so much… They’re so comfortable. I think I just like them cos no-one else has them!

KTTP: Favorite pair of sneakers growing up?

HW: There was a pair of sneakers I had as a child, they were converse, low rise with one star and an arrow. They didn’t look like Chuck Taylor’s though. I tried to google them one time but I couldn’t find them! Also, Adidas made this super skinny martial arts looking shoe that was weirdly a big deal with all the soccer players in my home town. 

KTTP: What do you wear now?

HW: Now I wear Adidas Superstars basically every single day of my life. I just find them really comfy and I like the look of them. 

 

KTTP: Do you have any style or fashion tips?

HW: One thing I try to do with style is not follow direct trends. I just like to find nice fabrics and interesting colors. I feel like that’s cooler than finding something in a magazine and regurgitating it. 

KTTP: You’re from Australia, soccer isn’t the biggest sport where you’re from. How’d you get involved in the game?

HW: So, it’s a funny thing. In my hometown, people think rugby is what’s up! I don’t know why, but, my father was obsessed with soccer. I think because it’s truly a world game. We used to watch it every single night at home whether it was EPL or Champions League or even the Australian League. I actually hated that everyone liked rugby, but eventually I liked that I was into the “niche” sport… I would have feuds with rugby kids though – one time my all girls school had to visit this all boys school that was really big on Rugby. I told one of the guys I liked soccer more and he spat at my feet! I was pissed! So, yeah, it was a contentious thing as a kid for sure.

 

KTTP: So why did you ultimately choose soccer over rugby?

HW: Well as I said in my hometown Rugby was king. But I just thought soccer was much cooler, more chic. I thought soccer players were better athletes. So I was always fine with liking soccer.  

NIVELCRACK S/S 17 CAPSULE COLLECTION

We’re always taken back by Nivelcrack’s ability to reinvent and find new ways to create within the niche of soccer. Their latest range subtly threads timeless footy influences through a considerably broad and minimalist range. The collection features a couple of crew-neck tees which take from Millwall’s “No one likes us” mantra, a brilliantly designed tank-top which is clearly inspired by training kits worn by teams during scrimmages and a lightweight nylon/mesh hat dressed in the colors of Inter Milan. The collection also features a match tee, Mundial tee, a rug made of the Nivelcrack crest and towel speckled in a custom all-over print. The line further proves that Nivelcrack have a unique simplicity and knowledge of the game that is second to few.

The Nivelcrack S/S 17 capsule collection is available now at nivelcrack.com