After the smattering of originality at Euro 2016 thanks to a series of cookie cutter kits from Nike, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations looks to be a romantic affair for jersey lovers. These are the best selections of what national sides like Senegal, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast will be wearing in Gabon.
Adidas unveiled a women's soccer cleat earlier this week, which is a weird thing to say because we kind of figured they already had those. That is no excuse for our ignorance, though. We should have asked somebody.
(Seriously though, it took y'all until now to figure out that maybe women should have cleats that are actually, like, FOR women?)
The point is, there is a soccer cleat specifically for women and the commercial for it is very good and cool, and it features USWNT defender Becky Sauerbrunn.
In celebration of Lionel Messi’s status as the greatest number 10 of all-time, sorry Maradona, Adidas have released an extremely limited edition boot in commemoration of his career.
You thought club football was over, didn't you? Nope! Adidas, Nike and Puma have begun their multi-million dollar ad campaigns that are hell-bent on flogging you the new kits for the 2016-17 season. "Wait, what? I just dropped $300 on my Peru vs. Haiti Copa America tickets!" you might contest. Too bad. Multinational corporations can't hear your screams.
Adidas is one of many brands trying to muscle in on the attention the Copa America Centenario has brought to soccer in the USA. This is a good idea on its face, the only problem is they are not doing a very good job of it.
There is a persistent rumor that Adidas is an acronym for "All day I dream about sports." There is also a less-appropriate version that substututes "sports" for . . . well you get the idea. It doesn't matter anyway, because we alone know what Adidas actually stands for: All Day I Derp About Spelling.
Look what they did with "Colombia" and "Columbia."
How are Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku so good? It must be the boots. Nike Mercurials to be exact. We all know that’s certainly not the case — there’s no question that the footballer makes the boots and not the other way around.
Mesut Ozil has been a revelation for Arsenal this season, notching 16 assists and dazzling spectators with his audacious vision and technique. So, how does one of the Premier League’s greatest talents improve his game? By eliminating the one thing that’s holding him back: his boot's laces. On Saturday, Ozil will become the first Premier League footballer to wear laceless boots when he debuts the Adidas ACE 16+ Purecontrol cleats.
It didn't take us long this week to find our new favorite thing: the Yeezy Ace – a.k.a. a souped up pair of adidas Yeezys that were created as part of COPA BASEL, an event held at Art Basel Miami.
True aficionados will instantly recognize the inspiration for these football boots: the Kanye and adidas designed Yeezy Boost 350s in "pirate black."