Wednesday, November 27, 2013
adidas is proud to present the new kit of the Spanish team in partnership with the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
The kit, featuring a powerful red & gold combination, was launched during a special event yesterday evening (November 13th) involving the entire squad as they aim to become the undisputed best team in the World by successfully defending the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer.
The red & gold colour combination symbolises passion and success on the field of play, and the fans' desire for continued success. The entire kit of shirt, shorts and socks are totally red, contrasted with the golden adidas three stripes and the other design details. This is the first time in the history of the Spanish national team that they will play head to toe in red kits.
As the official Spanish National Team kit provider, adidas has created a unique kit that will help players achieve better results. The revolutionary adizero technology produces a thin flexible material, enabling the outfit to become 40% lighter and the footballers to become even faster on pitch. The outfit ensures freedom of movement while enhancing precision and power. Compression and stretch breathable materials extend in strategic places providing the muscles with necessary support.
The new Spain kit will be available globally from today (November 14th) in selected adidas retail outlets, online at www.prosoccer.co.za and via www.adidas.com/worldcup. Join the football conversation at www.facebook.com/prosoccersa or on Twitter: @prosoccerSA
At the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, the German team will play a World Cup for the first time in an all-white kit.
Supplier adidas today presented the new home jersey in collaboration with the German Football Association (DFB). The outfit comprises the squad's traditional white jersey combined with white shorts. "The white shorts symbolise the ease of play of the German game. It is a statement of class, elegance and love of the game," said Jürgen Rank, Chief Designer for football apparel at adidas.
Philipp Lahm, German team captain: "It's great that the new outfit is one colour from socks to jersey." The most striking feature of the new kit is the graphic design on the front, made up of various shades of red as an interpretation of the German flag.
Three stars on the chest symbolise the World Cup titles the German team won in 1954, 1974 and 1990. Silver design elements, such as the new DFB logo, further enhance the look of the home jersey. "It's really good that the jersey design is so very much different and a lot more eye-catching than previous kits," said national team defender Mats Hummels.
For the first time ever, it was fans of the German national team who unveiled the new jersey in a digital fan choreography on the Internet (www.unserefarbenoderkeine.de). A new campaign spot for the white jersey will launch on TV, in cinemas and online on November 13th, with the tagline "Unsere Farben oder keine" (which translates as "Show your colours or fade away").
The German team will wear their new kit for the first time on November 15th. In their test game against Italy in Milan, the players will be fully kitted out in white.
The new Germany kit will be available globally from November 14th in selected adidas retail outlets and online at www.prosoccer.co.za. Join the football conversation at www.facebook.com/prosoccersa or on Twitter: @prosoccerSA.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
adidas and the Japan Football Association (JFA) are proud to release the new official home uniform for the Japan National Football Team, as the squad prepares to compete in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
The concept of this brand new official home uniform for the Japan National Football Team is "ENJIN (i.e., the act of 'going into a huddle')": the uniform is an expression of the strong determination as the players and the supporters realise that now is the time to unite as one and go into a huddle ("ENJIN") to get ready for the battle ahead, to go all in for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and capture victory.
On the left side of the chest, there are 11 lines spreading out from the emblem, expressing the way those players depart from the "ENJIN" to their respective positions on the pitch for the battle.
From a technology point of view, the uniform features the new ultra-light polyester material called adizero, which helps to make it up to 40% lighter in comparison to previous versions of the kit, while retaining enhanced mobility and wider performance benefits.
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Available soon on www.prosoccer.co.za
Today, adidas is proud to present the kit to be worn by the Colombian national team for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
The new design of the Colombian jersey draws upon symbolic elements that pay tribute to the South American country. The base color is yellow, which is combined with elements of red, blue and white, mirroring the Colombian flag.
The blue is in the three stripes of the brand's iconic shoulder, and in the front side of the shirt, representing dynamism and speed. The red is represented with a horizontal line on the back of the shirt, and is a common element in all the adidas shirts present at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, meaning the connection of all these teams and countries with the most important tournament in the world.
Players and fans can choose from the traditional shirt with Climacool ventilation zones, or variations of adizero, characterised by a lower weight providing a lighter load for the player. The adizero version weighs only 100 grams, delivering speed without sacrificing ventilation and ideal fit.
The new match kit becomes one of the lightest football kits in history, with the shorts and jersey weighting for a combined 250gms thanks to adidas´adizero™ engineering, which combines different technologies to offer the lightest football kit, allowing players to remain fast, cool and comfortable on the pitch.
The new shirt is marked by three elements of major importance as symbols for Colombians, bringing a message of unity and pride for the country:
• The 'Vueltiao' Hat: One of the most important national symbols of Colombian culture is printed on a blue strip in the upper front side of the jersey.
• The Andean Condor: The wings of this national bird of Colombia, a symbol of strength and hope, are in the back with the colors of the flag, linked to the phrase #UNIDOSPORUNPAIS (which translates to 'united for one country'). This message reflects the national sentiment that unites all Colombians under their national team.
• White: The color of peace is present on the sleeves and the neck, as in the shorts, making the uniform more elegant and fresh.
The new Colombia kit will be available globally from November 8th and will be available to purchase on www.prosoccer.co.za soon. Join the football conversation at www.facebook.com/prosoccersa or on Twitter: @prosoccersa.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
adidas today launched the Samba Collection, Brazilian inspired football boots aimed at celebrating the vibrancy and exuberance of the World Cup host nation. For the first time ever, as part of the Samba Collection adidas has released a new boot from each of its four boot ranges, adizero™ f50, predator®, nitrocharge™ and 11pro, with an array of new bright, exciting colourways. Each boot has been designed with its own distinct identity and cutting edge technology, inspiring the next generation of footballer.
The Samba Collection launch marks the start of the adidas "All in or Nothing" 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ campaign. The tournament is the world's largest event and the ultimate platform, where it will be Game On or Game Over for the World's best teams and federations. The full roster of adidas star players will be involved in the campaign from Leo Messi and Oscar to Dani Alves and Mesut Ozil.
nitrocharge™, the energy-retaining football boot designed for the next generation of footballer as worn by Dani Alves and Ezequiel Lavezzi, comes in a new visually striking lime green colourway. As a boot designed for 'The Engine', the player who is always running, tackling and relentlessly powering his team, the Samba nitrocharge™ encourages its wearer to go Full on or be Gone. With its unique and highly elastic ENERGYSLING™ around the forefoot supporting sidecut and precision turn movements to sharpen reactions on the pitch, and ENERGYPULSE™ spring technology providing high energy push-offs and long lasting energy return when sprinting, the nitrocharge™ combines new technologies to innovate the way 'Engines' play the beautiful game.
The adizero™ f50, long sought after by the fastest players such as Leo Messi, Lucas Moura and Gareth Bale, empowers its players to Fly or Die with an electric sky blue colourway. The adizero™ f50 is all about precision engineering with every aspect of the boot design based around making the wearer as fast as possible on the football field. With features such as SPEEDTRAXION, an all-new, high speed stud alignment for maximum acceleration and pinpoint changes of direction, and SPEEDFOIL, a revolutionary material that combines lightweight, softness and durability for a comfortable, yet locked down heel fit, the Samba adizero™ f50 is a boot which ensures these world class players will be faster than ever before in Brazil.
predator® Lethal Zones
The vibrant pink colourway of the Samba predator® Lethal Zones favoured by the likes of Oscar, Mesut Ozil and Fernando Torres instructs its wearer to Hunt or be Hunted. Designed with five distinctive 'Lethal Zones' of technology to deliver outstanding ball control, touch, accuracy and power, the boot is made to master every aspect of performance.
With a luxury deep purple colourway, the Samba 11pro worn by Philipp Lahm, Hernanes and Frank Lampard retains the classic attributes that allow players to Make the Play or Make Way. With its premium, ultra-soft and ultra-light Taurus leather providing excellent fit, performance, comfort and ball-feel allied to an all new outsole with comfort frame for better pressure distribution, as well as optimised stud placement for maximum grip and acceleration, the 11pro remains the boot of choice for the complete footballer.
Antoine Hadjimanolis, Global Senior Product Manager, adidas Football said: "For Samba Collection, we took our inspiration from Brazil. The pack is colourful, energetic and full of character – just like Brazil! From the beaches of Bahia to the Carnival of Rio, our boots will use tones and palettes that you've never seen before on a football boot."
The Samba Collection launches today in conjunction with a Brazilian inspired video featuring key players who will wear the boots. The 90 second-long video features a brand new track, "BOTA", from prominent act Buraka Som Sistema, who partnered with promising newcomer Brazilian MC Karol Conka (cult.cartel). Karol delivered the lyrics and appeared in the spot, adding local flavour. The band will be release the track as their next single and will be available to download from the adidas Football Soundcloud channel, soundcloud.com/adidasfootball from today.
The most exciting professional players in the world will wear the new adidas Samba Collection boots onfield from November 9th onwards, with the boots available to purchase from 14th November at adidas own-retail outlets as well as specialist stores worldwide. For further information please visit adidas.com/football or go to facebook.com/prosoccersa or @prosoccerSA on twitter to join the conversation.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Predator LZ is adidas’ control silo and designed for the Control Freak and playmaker while the nitrocharge 1.0 is the brands new energy silo designed for the ‘The Engine’ and Midfield General.
Here is the breakdown on the differences and similarities between these two midfielder’s boots.
The LZ 2 was first released in July 2013 in the Ray Green/Black colourway and the nitrocharge 1.0 was first released in May 2013 in the Blue/Running White/Electricity colourway.
Recent Predator colourways include the Black/Running White/Ray Green and Prime Blue/Running White/Orange editions and recent nitrocharge colourways include Black/Metallic Silver and Red/Running White/Electricity editions.
The Predator model is headlined by the likes of Mesut Ozil and Oscar while the nitrocharge 1.0 is headlined by the likes of England captain Steven Gerrard and Dani Alves.
UPPERS: The Predator LZ boasts a super soft HYBRIDTOUCH upper which combines the benefits of both synthetic and leather in one. The nitrocharge 1.0 boasts the same HYBRIDTOUCH material on the upper while it also has a super protective mesh material on the heel and midfoot regions.
TRAXION 2.0: Both boots use the exact same TRAXION 2.0 stud configurations for optimised traction and grip on firm and soft ground surfaces. On the boots we have here the Predator uses the firm ground soleplate while the nitrocharge has the soft ground soleplate.
ENERGYSLING: The nitrocharge 1.0 boasts a new and innovative ENERGYSLING which is a high-elasticity rubber band across the foot which is designed to support side-cut and turn movements. It also provides a clean and uniform striking surface.
HEEL COUNTER: The Predator LZ features an internal counter while the nitrocharge features an external counter for a great lockdown on you heel. The nitrocharge 1.0 also includes 3D protection pads which cover the sensitive tackle zones around your Achilles tendon.
WEIGHT: The Predator LZ weighs roughly 235 grams while the nitrocharge 1.0 weighs in at 240 grams.
If either of these sound like the ideal boot for you, take a look at the full range of adidas boots here. adidaspredator, adidas nitrocharge.
Which do you prefer? Tell us in the comments section below.
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