Tag Archives: Football

Nike Magista Football Boot

nike-football-unveils-magista-boot-002-960x640Remember when you first seen a footbal boot that was any colour other than Black or when you first seen a Preditor boot? Weird at first but then it becomes the norm very quickly…well I reckon this is another one of them moments, as Nike officially unveiled an innovative football boot today in Barcelona. The Magista comes equipped with the sportswear giant’s Flyknit technology along the upper with a specially designed collar and new features through the outsole.  The boot was designed to offer a sock-like fit throughout while allowing for increased awareness of the body’s movements and interaction with the ground and the ball. The Magista will be available for pre-order at Nike.com on April 29 and to purchase from May 22. Be warned though, the first lads on a sunday morning to don white boots got more than their fair share of two footed tackles!nike-football-unveils-magista-boot-001-960x640 nike-football-unveils-magista-boot-003-960x640

“Football Invisibles” by Mark Yesilevskiy

6975563_15910089_bGraphic designer Mark Yesilevskiy has always been passionate about the beautiful game of football and to celebrate that passion, he’s produced this “Football Invisibles” project. Celebrating some of the more iconic football kits from around the world, Yesilevskiy has created pieces that not only celebrate these uniforms, but also keep the focus solely on them, rather than the sometimes oversized personalities that wear them. To do so, the graphic designer decided to completely omit the players and instead used a “ghost” technique which gives the uniforms a sense of life and motion. With kits like the ’94 Manchester United home, ’98 World Cup winning France  home, and the ’94 United States men’s national team included in the project, it’s worth checking out if you have love for the beautiful game. The prints can also be purchased here

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Nike Sportswear ‘England’ Air Max 1 & Destroyer Jacket

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I still havent accepted that my national teams kit is made by americans, nothing against them obviously but Englands kit should be english. Any how this little pack has moved me towards welcoming them…they have worked up these special “England” Air Max 1s and Destroyer jacket. The Air Max 1 keeps things relatively subdued with a black-on-black colorway, a gold star representing England’s 1966 World Cup victory and red eyelets representing St. George’s cross. Meanwhile, the Destroyer jacket borrows cues from classic English design with details including British Millerain waxed cotton arms, four gold pins, and embroidery celebrating 150 years of the FA. Both pieces will be releasing at Niketown London and Harrods on May 28.

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Umbro England 2012 Football Shirt

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Umbro have unveiled the new England shirt, always a highly anticipated release and the first time the design is purely white with red trim makes for an interesting design. Featuring a woven collar with red inner stripe rib and striped rib cuff detail on the arms, the shirt also features an embroidered red England crest and red Umbro double diamond on the chest. Front body darts provide extra fit and comfort, while under-arm panels offer extra movement and breathability. A certain amount of controversy has come about the release of a new shirt following the previous design was only worn eight times by the national team, creating a bit of frustration by the fans. In my opinion not a patch on the last two home shirts. None the less, a great design and one that will be seen on the pitch, on the terraces and on the streets. Heres the new keeper jersey as well..

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Adidas Grand Prix Vintage

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Spotted at the recent Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin was this Adidas Originals Grand Prix. Originally debuting in 1970, the low-profile sneaker was popular among tennis pros, who favoured the shoe for its comfortable leather upper, soft textile lining and molded rubber midsole. This upcoming style features a classic white-based colourway with royal blue accents and suede toe. Borrowing a page from the Swoosh playbook, the shoe is given a vintage treatment with prominent yellowing at the midsole. Look for the Grand Prix to release as part of Adidas Originals’ Autumn Winter 2012 collection.

Adidas Originals Munchen

adidas initially launched the Munchen almost 40 years ago and it was originally designed to be used for indoor sports. Although these sneakers are not seen on the indoor courts anymore, it is gaining popularity in the lifestyle segment. Here we take a preview of the upcoming Munchen from the Spring/Summer 2012 footwear collection from adidas Originals. The uppers are constructed from three types of leather materials, full-grain leather, perforated leather and suede, harmonized in a single chocolate colorway. Dark uppers are set off by all white cup soles and hints of gold can be found on the side text, tongue and heel logos adding to the premium feel.

Vintage Gear Addicts with Ian Hough

I have always been fascinated reading about the culture of football hooligans and the fashion that comes with it so I loved this informative interview done by Vintage Gear Addicts with Ian Hough on the Football Casual subculture.

“The casual subculture began in the late 1970s after Liverpool F.C. fans introduced the rest of England to European fashions that they acquired while following Liverpool at their 1977 European Cup quarter final against the French side St Etienne. These Liverpool fans arrived back in England with expensive Italian and French designer sportswear, most of which they looted from stores. The fans brought back many unique clothing brands that had not been seen in the country before. Soon other fans were clamoring for these rare items of clothing, such as Lacoste or sergio Tacchini shirts, and unusual Adidas trainers, which are still associated with Liverpool supporters today. At the time, many police forces were still on the lookout for skinhead fans wearing Dr. martens boots, and paid no attention to fans in expensive designer clothing.”

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