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Adidas x Parley For The Oceans

Sustainability meets performance. Introducing the upcoming collab between Parley For The Oceans and Adidas. The idea; to work on preventing plastic from entering the oceans, and instead, to turn it into high performance sportswear (track spikes in this case). It will be known as “Adidas Prime SP Parley”.

 

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The upper is made with recycled Parley ocean plastics and placed on a laser-welded frame to reduce weight. No release date as yet, but rest assured knowing that we got you.

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Top 5

5) Adidas AdiPure

Who used it: Frank Lampard, Xabi Alonso

I’ve just named two of the greatest midfield maestro’s of the latest generation. If it’s good enough for them…you too can score 20+ goals a season in the world’s toughest league and score multiple goals from your own half. Bet.

4) Beckenbauer Super

Who used it: Franz Beckenbauer

The Kaizer, arguably the greatest defender of all time. Adidas created a simple but superior boot for the great. No nonsense, yet quality. Kind of like the greatest defender of all time.

3) F50

Who used it: James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Luis Saurez and some guy named Lionel

One of the most popular boots of recent times. Superstars use this boot. Amazing touch and it moulds to your foot. Typically a strikers boot but can be used all over the pitch. Built for everything to be honest. It would be a disservice to the boot to restrict it to one aspect of the game.

2) Predator Accelerate

Who used it: Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham

It wins World Cup’s and looks good while doing it. Iconic boot of the 1998 World Cup in France. It’s a shame that it had to come in second place, but it is nothing to be embarrassed about when the number 1 Adidas boot might be the best football boot of all time.

1) Copa Mundial

Who used it: Everyone

Released in 1979. In 2017 the same boot is still in high demand going for $150 in the US and £120 in the UK. RELEASED IN 1979! And still…you can go to any ground in the world and see a few of these tearing up the grass. The complete ball for any position. It has to be the best boot ever made. Quote me on that.

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Reebok Pump

The Reebok Pump…ahead of its time. For this week’s throw back Thursday we look at an iconic shoe. Pump it up and you were able to jump over buildings (well that’s what we thought). Technology wise, it secured the ankle for all the ballers, for the rest of us…we could pump it up. I genuinely do not need to sell you on why this is one of the greatest sneakers ever created, we can just collectively appreciate what Reebook produced for us, and let’s be honest…they set a trend. Namaste Reebok.

Reebok Pump Omni Lite OG

Reebok Pump Omni Lite Vintage

Bodega x Reebok Pump 25 “1989”

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Adidas NMD XR1

Adidas Originals will be releasing their new NMD sneaker on the 27th of April to the rest of the world (already released in the US). The sneaker will feature perforated side panels going over the Boost cushioning, while the shoelaces will caged.

These aesthetically pleasing sneakers pay homage to the vintage runner, both in style but increased performance. It carries on with the Adidas image, cool and effective.

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Top 5

This list was obviously very difficult to make as Nike has produced some really timeless boots in its time. Our list will rate the boots on the quality of the boot, the impact it had on the culture, the timelessness and how it benefited Nike. We shall go straight into it:

5) Nike Mercurial Superfly

Who used it: Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan

Built-in sock. That is exactly how we are going to start our countdown. Nike, arguably the most innovative brand, produced a shoe…with a built-in sock. And the final product is amazing. The geniuses at Nike’s headquarters continue to set trends in the sporting world with their out of box thinking. This boot is obviously not the most difficult boot to market as it is Cristiano Ronaldo’s preferred.

4) Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho R10

Who used it: Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho wore them. That should be enough for them to get into the top 3 at least. It had a touch like you had a boot of steel and the ball was the magnet. Not only was the touch sublime, but you got the best precision out of this boot. It made footy a bit easier.

3) Nike Mercurial Vapors

Who used it: Ronaldo, Thierry Henry

Showcased to the world just before the 2002 World Cup began. It gained mega exposure after Ronaldo led Brazil to their 5th World Cup win and ever since then, there have many variations of this boot. Built mainly for speed and grip, Nike had outdone themselves on the technical front.

2) Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III

Who used it: Wayne Rooney, Roberto Carlos

This boot was so close to being number one, but it shall live in second place for now. Everybody had to get their hands on this boots. I mean, I saw so many youths wearing the indoor version of the 90 Air Zoom III as casual shoes. These boots were revolutionary. Simple design, simple colours. It was the first boot to not have a tongue as well. Many feel that this boot was a big leap forward not only for Nike, but for football boots in general. P.S. it also produced one of the most timeless football adverts…

1) Nike Mercurial (R9)

Who used it: Ronaldo, Boy Wonder, El Fenomeno, The Kid, The King, Greatest of All Time

In 1996 Nike made the best decision of their existence…sponsoring the entire Brazilian National Football Team. The Renny Man wants to fast forward to two years later though. When it was the majestic summer of 1998 in France where this story unfolds. Where Ronaldo AKA El Fenomeno AKA The Youngest Ballon D’Or winner ever put on his Nike Mercurial Colourway. Weird boot to most then, when majority of the boots were black, but that was the start of something great. The lightest boot by a country mile in the 90’s (although heavy compare to modern day boots), it was the best boot, for the best player. It owns its place at number 1 due to how much it did for Nike as a company and of course…due to the fact that the greatest striker of all time wore it (quote me on that).

Shhhhhh…just watch this

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Puma…Run The Streets.

Puma’s Run The Street campaign has introduced some new sneaks. Definitely one of the heavy weights in the sneaker game (if not the coolest), with the likes of superstars Rihanna, Usain Bolt, The Weeknd, Cara Delevingne etc. all choosing the German brand.

The TSUGI silhouette is introduced by Puma taking inspiration from Japanese design. They have always been one of the leaders on the track but in recent years looked towards the street to dominate in due course. Combining the functionality of their sports shoes with their sub zero coolness. They’ve struck gold.

The TSUGI SHINSEI also includes a new/unique lacing concept which is set to change the game.

The Puma TSUGI SHINSEI was launched on Fri., April 14.

Salute.

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