THE ADIDAS FOOTBALL X DAVID BECKHAM COLLECTION

Today adidas Football has unveiled a new capsule with one of their most iconic athletes, David Beckham. The collection honors a fruitful partnership that spanned over two decades between Becks and The Three Stripes. At the center of it all was the adidas Predator Accelerator.

David Beckham said: “When I look back on the best moments of my career, the one defining theme of them all is the adidas Predator. It has always been there, helping me play my best when it mattered most. That’s why when adidas offered me the chance to design an updated version of the boot for on-pitch, in the cage and on the street, I absolutely jumped at the chance.”

Surprisingly Beckham himself had an integral role on the creation of the collection. adidas documented the entire process as the Icon met with designers in London for concept meetings then Germany for design briefs. During conceptualization Becks calls the Accelerator his favorite boot before taking about red, white and black being the most important colors of his career. Thus the inspiration for the triple red cage, triple black street and triple white pitch iterations that make up the collection.

We could go on and about the brilliant and poignant details of each silo, but the video below is so incredibly well done that we highly recommend you just take 15 minutes and enjoy. 

 The adidas Football x David Beckham Collection will be available at select retailers in limited quantities. Keep it locked to Nikys-sports.com for info on how to get a pair. 

NEW BALANCE RELEASE BLACKOUT & WHITEOUT BOOTS

Fresh off the unveiling of the brand new Furon 2.0 and Visaro 3.0, New Balance has announced the Blackout and Whiteout colorways for their signature boots. In a move rarely seen, each boot gets a black and white out respectively rather than one being bound to particular paint job. The new Furorn’s in particular look stealthy in black and regal in in all white. 

The lightweight Furon 2.0 is built for the cunning striker while the Visor 3.0 is built for  playmaker at the heart of a team. For more on the tech of each boots and to check out the launch make sure to check out our recap HERE

Both boots are available now at Newbalance.com

THE NIKE TIEMPO LEGEND 7

Tiempo’s have always been the foundation from which Nike soccer has sprouted to far-reaching and wild tech-driven heights. Through the flash and panache, the Tiempo has remained a beautifully nonsense boot in its quality via simplicity and attention to detail. More so the players that wear them tend to make the exceptional look easy. That was the ethos for the creation of the new Tiempo Legend 7. “It all starts with premium leather, but with Tiempo Legend 7, we’ve integrated Nike Flyknit for a more dynamic fit and improved lockdown,” says Nike Football Designer Vianney de Montgolfier.

For the first time ever the typically always, all leather Tiempo has been given an integration of Flyknit. The result means an enhanced fit and a boot 22% lighter than its predecessor. The Flyknit through the midfoot encases Flywire cables that can be adjusted to preference for maximum and customized comfort.  Flexible, lofted Flyknit throughout the tongue area helps provide cushioned coverage atop the foot. Flyknit also helps the boot sustain its overall shape. With Fit-Mesh providing stability, Nike employed a classically soft and seamless leather throughout the forefoot. The leather is fused with a thin foam that provides the touch and control benefits of quilting sans perforation.

More stunning new tech comes via the Nike Hyperstability plate, which is designed for multi-directional movements and helped shave an extra 60 grams off the boot. The plate features a mixture of jagged conical studs, chevrons, and blades. As with all Nike Football boots, the precise traction pattern was refined through Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Wrapping up the new boot is revamped Tiempo logo which bleeds a more modern aesthetic. 

The Nike Tiempo Legend 7 will be available at select retailers like Niky’s Sports and Nike.com

 

NIKE ‘PITCH DARK’ PACK

It’s becoming more common place and we dig it. Old schoolers always talk about how wearing loud, flashy boots wasn’t really the move, especially if you valued your shins. While tech has moved leaps and bounds theres still something about a clean and crips pair of predominantly black boots. Nike’s latest has us covered as they dim the flash and opt for a subdued and classy finish on the “Pitch Dark” pack. The Hypervenom 3, Magista Obra 2 and Mercurial Superfly 5 all receive a black dominance with minimal color accents. 

The Nike ‘Pitch Dark’ Pack is available now at select retailers like Nikys-sports.com

ADIDAS SOCCER LAUNCHES THE NEMEZIZ

HERE! HERE! Sound the trumpets, roll out the red carpet, call in sick, kiss a loved one or just do whatever it is you do to celebrate a most glorious occasion. Soccers Messi-ah has received a new boot. All joking aside one of the greatest to ever do it has been given an entirely new silo inspired by his genius.

The adidas Nemeziz takes its design cues from the ritual of taping limbs for increased stability and strength. Every inch of the new boot is built for players who heavily rely on agility. The brilliant tech starts with the unique AGILITYBANDAGE which employs super lightweight TORSIONTAPES technology to keep the foot locked down for an unrivaled fit, while a dual-lock collar secures the ankle in place for explosiveness. The new AGILITYKNIT 2.0 interlocking yarn structure provides a soft direct touch and a lightweight adaptable feel.

“Disruption is a part of my game. A player must attempt to make moves that their opponent isn’t expecting and needs to do so as quickly as possible. To be able to do that, you need complete confidence in your boots and the flexibility to move and adjust easily. The design of these boots is perfect for my game.” – Leo Messi

La Pulga will rock the brand new NEMEZIZ this Saturday at the Copa Del Rey final at the Calderon on May 27th.  You will also be able to see the likes of Lindgard, Firmino and Renato Sanches in the upcoming 2017/18 season.

For more on the new adidas Nemeziz  go to adidas.com/us/soccer

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

UNDER ARMOUR ‘AQUAFLAGE’ COLLECTION

We constantly talk about the importance keeping pace in modern soccer’s retail landscape. Slowly but surely the gap is narrowing, Under Armour are now very much part of this paradigm. With constant reworks, colorways and iterations under their belt this season, UA keep it moving on their latest. The ‘Aquaflage’ collection takes its moniker literally with the unique cammo made of water spots, splatters and vibrant blues. Both of the Spotlight and ClutchFit 3.0 get an almost identical dynamic ‘Aquaflage’ treatment. As you can see below both of UA’s stalwart silos really benefit from the new colorway giving the effect that these are new boots entirely.

The Under Armour ‘Aquaflage’ Collection is available now in limited quantities at select retailers and at underarmour.com 

NIKE ‘CHASING SHADOWS’ PACK

For their latest pack Nike takes it limited to their X line with stealthy vibes. Keeping things fresh is imperative in today’s soccer retail landscape. Nike understands this better than anyone as they are the reason for the barrage of monthly boot iterations from anyone trying to keep pace. With an onus on flashy panache Nike’s real genius comes through when they rewind and bring it back to the basics, insert the ‘Chasing Shadows’ pack. Gone are the Volt and Hyper Orange we are acustomed to, in are Black, White, Wolf Grey with minimal accents as the pack stays true to its namesake. It’s alwaysrefreshing to see how a silo is given new life with a minimalist stroke. The Tiempo in particular looks clean enough to wear off pitch, for that reason it is our favorite of the range.

The Nike ‘Chasing Shadows’ pack is available now at Nike.com

THE NEW BALANCE ‘RAMSEY’ VISARO 2.0

Gunner Aaron Ramsey went into the lab with his boot provider, New Balance, to design his very own Visaro 2.0. The graphics on the boot are inspired by the Welsh midfielder’s tattoos on his left leg. The black, white and red colorway is a nod to Ramsey’s pro club Arsenal. Saint Michael the Archangel, a symbol of strength, power, and leadership is wrapped around the lateral side of the boot while the rising sun over Caerphilly Castle where Aaron grew up is situated on the medial side to complete the design. Aaron will debut his unique boot May 7th when his squad takes on Manchester United. Only 100 pairs of this special edition boot in UK size 8.5 will be released, each embroidered with a unique serial number. 

Aaron Ramsey said, “I’ve really loved the opportunity to work with the New Balance team to design these boots. Every time I step on the pitch I feel proud to play for my club and my country, so to get to show this pride through my boots has meant a great deal to me. I can’t wait to play in them.”

The Aaron Ramsey Limited Edition Visaro boot is available globally in limited numbers. It is available to buy from selected retailers in the UK and US and online for UK residents only at www.newbalance.co.uk/football

THE NEW BALANCE COLOR CHANGING VISARO 2.0

New Balance has bolstered its limited edition line-up with the latest Visaro 2.0. The boot marks an innovative tech which features a reactive change of the boots color from Dark Denim to Ozone blue when pressure is applied to the surface of the upper. Entitled the Force, New Balances latest marks the Visaro 2.0’s first limited colorway.

General Manager of New Balance Football Richard Wright said, “We are excited to reveal the Visaro Force, a truly innovative concept for New Balance Football. Dealing with pressure when controlling the ball is something our Visaro players know all about and we loved the idea that this could be demonstrated through a visual change on the upper of the boot. We look forward to seeing it on the pitch with our Visaro players.”

The Visaro 2.0 is availabl now at select retailers and at newbalance.com