Megan Rapinoe Inspired Nike Cleats Are Pretty In Pink, Just Like Her Hair

Tired of hearing about Megan Rapinoe? Yeah, me neither. 

Rapinoe has had herself quite the year and to add on to her standout persona, Nike honored her with a pair of cleats designed specifically to commemorate her triumph at Monday’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.  

She’s known for her pink hair, her activism and her recent World Cup performance with the USWNT, where she earned herself the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards. Now if you had to describe Rapinoe by customizing a cleat, it would look a lot like Nike’s design.

What If This Season’s Jersey Ads Were All SoundCloud Groups?

In today’s world of inundating social media feeds, labyrinthine methods of escapism and banging SoundCloud profiles, it’s not enough to throw a jersey on your club’s star player and expect to move units. You gotta get all the world’s most innovative brand specialists together and hit the people with something so profound that it’d seduce your dad quicker than Billie Eilish working the register at a Bass Pro Shop.

Rival Reviews: A Real Madrid Superfan Reviews A Barcelona Jersey

Real Madrid fans are unique. As supporters of the most successful club in the history of Europe — if not the world — they look down on all others, especially that pesky club from Catalonia.

The only club that can really challenge Los Blancos’ superiority in Spain is, of course, Barcelona, so the rivalry is understandable intense. No other team brings out the best (or worst) in Real.

In Felipe’s case, it was the worst.

Rival Reviews: We Made This Barcelona Superfan Review A Sergio Ramos Jersey

El Clasico is a match like no other. The passion, love and hate between Real Madrid and Barcelona fans is unrivaled and the two clubs define Spanish football.

But what if a Barcelona fan had to say something nice about Real Madrid? Could he do it?

That was the task assigned to Will for our latest edition of Rival Reviews with World Soccer Shop.

Raheem Sterling Considers Deal That Will Make Him The Face Of Air Jordan's New Soccer Fashion Line

According to the Telegraph, Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been offered a contract worth $120 million from Nike subsidiary Air Jordan to be face of the company’s upcoming soccer line.

New Nike Tiempo Cleats Are Trippier Than Amsterdam On Shrooms

The Nike Tiempo cleat — when compared with the ultraviolet Mercurial Superfly or neon Phantom Vision Elite — has long been seen as the company’s more traditional offering. That designation has coincided nicely with its growing reputation as the defender’s boot: it's no nonsense.

Although the Tiempo was originally and most famously the boot of choice for Ronaldinho, it now graces the feet of Virgil van Dijk, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique. 

Megan Rapinoe Goes Sneaker Shopping, Talks Post-World Cup Life In Great Interview

Wearing a pair of Nike’s that haven’t even dropped yet ("I'm taking advantage of this win! I'm taking advantage of this popularity that people are sending me stuff that's not even out!"), USWNT star Megan Rapinoe visited Stadium Goods in New York to film a “Sneaker Shopping” segment with Complex. In the show, athletes talk about their own connection with sneaker culture and fashion, as well as a wide-range of interview topics including sports, pop culture, politics and music. 

This Season’s Best New Jerseys Are All Coming From South Africa

The 2019-20 South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) begins play on Aug. 3 in what’ll be the competition’s 24th season. The defending champions are the Mamelodi Sundowns — the country’s most successful side with nine titles — but they’ll face stern opposition from usual suspects like the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

South African football is defined by its swagger, most notably in the kasi-influenced style of play that mixes skill, style and showboating to great effect.

Remember Shox? Neymar Is Helping Nike Bring Them Back, And We Have No Complaints

With the turn of the new millennium, the release of Nike Shox heralded the arrival of the future. The columns supporting the shoe’s heel promised to absorb impact while alternatively springing back, giving the athlete that extra little bit of pop and power. 

The validity of the technology was swiftly proven by Vince Carter at the 2000 Olympic Games after he threw down the greatest jam of all-time (“the Dunk of Death”) over 7-2 France center Frédéric Weis while wearing the shoes.  

This Is AS Roma’s New Away Jersey, And It’s The Best There Is

It’s difficult to feel all that great about the direction AS Roma is heading under American president James Pallotta, who admitted that last season was a “complete disaster.” Coupled with that has been Francesco Totti stepping down as club director while lamenting, “It was not my fault… Today is like dying. It would have been better to die,” and the ugly departure of fellow club stalwart Daniele De Rossi, who’s now reportedly set to retire at the age of 35.