ADIDAS GLITCH 17 “MIRAGESKIN”

It’s pretty wild to think about the overflowing spectrum of soccer gear adidas is churning out. Case in point…The Glitch. More a movement than a boot, the interchangeable skin and chassis paradigm is not part of the Three-Stripes main stable. It is only available through an app with access codes acquired via social media. In spite of not receiving a massive corporate style push nor having a designated sponsored athlete, adidas continue to rapidly drop fresh skins for the Glitch with that “word-of-mouth/in-the-know” exclusivity. It goes against conventional methods but with the current state of brands taking notes from sneaker culture by putting out rare, unique and limited boots, there’s no time better than the present for the Glitch. 

After dropping the boldly brazen “Mirage Pack” earlier this month, adidas unleash a more subtle glove similarly called “Mirageskin.” Featuring an almost entirely black upper with minimal yellow accents on the heel tab and sole plate, the skin features unique textures plus tech solely available within the “Mirageskin” iteration. That last part is why Glitch is maintaining steam, the skins aren’t just a cool new paintjob, but an actual change in tech, the latest is no different. 

As of February 20th 2:54 PST there are #GLITCH codes available via twitter, they’re sure to go fast so check the link ASAP HERE

All photos courtesy of Soccerbible.com

 

NEW BALANCE FURON 2.0 “ALPHA ORANGE”

New Balance’s stalwart speed silo gets a new colorway made to match the recent revamp and launch paint-job of it’s stablemate, the Visaro 2.0.  In contrast, the Furon 2.0’s latest ” Alpha Orange” iteration is arguably more suited to it’s brash and built for pace DNA. Strikers a la Alvaro Negredo and Wingers a la Jesus Navas are natural fits for the newest, radiant Furon 2.0.

Of course, the Furon 2.0 features all of the massive upgrades from its predecessor. Including an engineered high-energy return mesh TPU for unique lightweight durability, a low laying sprint spike inspired collar for greater range of movement and bio-mechanical stud placement for streamlined speed.

The New Balance Furon 2.0 “Alpha Orange” is available now at select retailers and at Newbalance.com .

NEW BALANCE VISARO 2.0 “TYPHOON”

It’s been a little over a year and a half since New Balance announced their reintroduction onto the footy landscape with the Visaro. The Boston based brand was calculated in their endeavor, not only by garnering a solid stable of athletes but of course by making an elite soccer boot. Originally lauded for its simplicity and function , the boot was used across all of Europe’s biggest competitions by the likes of Aaron Ramsey and his Welsh teammate Joe Ledley.

With modern tech rapidly pushing the footy envelope keeping up is a must. New Balance understand this thus have officially dropped the Visaro 2.0. The “2.0” couldn’t be more fitting as it picks up where it’s predecessor left off and bolsters the boot into a next-gen stratosphere.

The subtle honeycomb upper is now replaced with more modern hexagonal,vary-zone arlaprene for enhanced ball manipulation. The visaro 2.0 is also equipped with a fresh foam EVA mid-sole for increased responsiveness. Lastly the new boot is rounded off with a transparent nylon sole-plate then dipped in a “Typhoon” and “Alpha Orange” colorway.  

  The New Balance Visaro 2.o is now available at select retailers and at

LA GALAXY UNVEIL THEIR SECONDARY KIT #OUTOFTHEBLUE

The LA Galaxy are the latest MLS team to unveil their 2017 secondary kit today with a clean and classy adidas strip that fittingly suits the clubs #outoftheblue campaign. The navy-blue dominance serves as the perfect backdrop to accentuate the Herbalife sponsorship, adidas branding, team crest and other unique details like the “This is LA” blast on the bottom left corner of the jersey. Another cool detail to note is the single gold star which sits above the team crest. It honors LA’s league best five MLS Cup titles. 

For more on the kits or to purchase go to lagalaxy.com

ADIDAS ACE 17.1 LEATHER “BLUE BLAST”

adidas really went hard with this “Blue Blast” thing. Having given every street,cage and pitch silo a blast of blue, it is only fitting that the Three-Stripes give their less popular silo some deserved attention.

The Ace 17.1 Leather is a microcosm of the modern day soccer boot landscape. While it’s brother, the ACE 17+ Purecontrol features adidas’ most progressive tech, the ACE 17.1 Leather employs more classic elements. Out is the high collar, lace-less upper and prime-knit toe-box. In are the laces and a seamless, k-leather vamp for unparalleled touch.The boots upper is blue with a white leather toe-box and “shock pink” accents on the adidas branding. The sole-plate aptly rounds off the boot as it matches the upper’s fade from blue to white.

Ironically The Ace 17.1 Leather is often over looked but with the “Blue Blast” treatment we have a feeling that won’t be the case for much longer. They are now available at adidas.com

UMBRO ” ORANGE POP” COLLECTION

Umbro’s  latest evoke a classic Holland Oranje swagger or Halloween vibes, depending on where your from. The “Orange Pop” Collection sees the Double-Diamond employ an underused colorway in a uniquely brash and subtle styling across their three main silos.

Umbro treat their trifecta like a gradient color-bar going from bright to subdued. The Velicoita, gets a very loud and copious dose of orange with black accents, fitting for a speed silo built for quick-footed wingers. Meeting in the middle we have the Medusa PRO which uses a 50/50 paint-job on a buttery k-leather upper for class with an orange panache. Last, we have the UX Accuro which turns down the “Orange Pop” opting  for a subdued matte-black finish.

The Umbro “Orange Pop” Collection is available now at Umbro.com

All photos courtesy of Soccerbible.com

UNDER ARMOUR SPOTLIGHT 2.0 NEW COLORWAYS

Under Armour go yin and yang for the newest colorways on their Spoltlight 2.0 silo. One for flash, featuring a “Hi-Vis” yellow for maximum attention and flare. Then one for stealth, flexing an almost entirely murdered out, black with charcoal for the silent assassins on the pitch.

Both boots share the same built for speed DNA including the innovative UA SpeedForm tech, a seamlessly molded heel-counter, internal traction pads, a secondary stretch compression for arch fit and individual linear studs for increased traction. 

The Under Armour Spotlight 2.0  “Yellow/Black” & “Black/White” are available now at Underarmour.com

All photos courtesy of Soccerbible.com

ADIDAS SOCCER MESSI 16 ‘BLUE BLAST’

First the Ace 16+ Purecontrol, then the X16, now one of the worlds greatest gets the ‘Blue Blast’ treatment on his signature boot. The Messi 16 is dressed in in a rich metallic blue upper that fades into a bold magenta then orange which covers the sole plate. Naturally, the ‘Blue Blast’ iteration features all of the modern tech tweaks  including the SPRINTFRAME, AGILITYKNIY, A PURECUT SOCK SYSTEM and PUREAGILITY HEEL LINING.

The adidas Messi 16 ‘Blue Blast’ is is available now at adidas.com 

NIKE RADIATION FLARE PACK

On the heels of the newly released Hypervenom 3, Nike takes influence from their latest and breathes luminous new life into their four stalwart silos. The ‘Radiation Flare’ Pack calls on classically vibrant Nike color schemes and applies them to both Men’s and Women’s soccer boot arsenals.

On the men’s side, we see the aforementioned palette long synonymous with Nike’s soccer aesthetic used in a glorious capacity. Volt, hyper-orange and electric-green boldly dress the new Hypervenom 3’s, while each color solely dominates the Magista, Tiempo and Mercurial. The pack look like radiant and happy family. Another cool thing to note is that the ‘Radiation Flare’ Pack features the first all flyknit low-cut iteration via the Hypervenom 3 void of the dynamic fit collar.    

On the women’s side of the spectrum, wolf grey is the foundation color featuring throughout the pack. Accents come via red, green, yellow and blue giving the ladies a fittingly brilliant identity.

The Nike ‘Radiation Flare’ Pack will be available January 30th via Nike.com and select retailers. For now check them out below and let us know which boots are your favorite!

PUMA EVOSPEED 17.SL “TRUE BLUE”

Puma have given their new generation evoSPEED 17.SL a brand spanking new colorway. The “True Blue” gives lovers of Puma’s lightweight champion a more toned down alternative from its loud neon launch.

As with the aforementioned launch, the “The True Blue” maintains the minimal upgrades from the evoSPEED’s 17.SL’s predecessor.  At 120g the overall lightweight ethos remains via a patented ‘SpeedFrame,’ and added support by way of support balance along the forefoot for an overall sleeker look,

The Puma evoSPEED 17.SL “True Blue” is available now at Puma.com