Thursday, September 3, 2015


Ahead of another busy week of European Qualifying fixtures PUMA have unveiled the new look away strip for the Italian National Team which will be worn for the first time when they take on Malta in Florence tomorrow night.

We're barley a month into the new domestic season and we're already looking ahead to Euro 2016 and how Italy will look should they qualify of course. The new away kit features an Italian flag inspired sublimation print stripe that reaches all the way from the collar to the hem, with a 3D badge bedded into the stripe to complete the look. The tailored blue collar is met by a blue mesh form stripe on the shoulders along with that majestic official PUMA font, exclusively designed for the Italian jersey. We've got a lot of time for the squad number on the left side of the chest, looks smart.

Strong Italian cultural influences inspire the design and PUMA are sure to have another of the hottest kits on show in France next summer should the boys do the business on pitch and book a place at Euro 2016. Fewer nations and brands have such a connection as PUMA and Italy and they've whipped up a wardrobe of killer designs for previous tournaments and that Italian flag running down the middle of the shirt is pushing all the right buttons for us.

Magnifico? Let us know below. Pick one up here if you're feeling it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


The crossbar challenge will never go out fashion. A decade on from one of the greatest football viral videos in history, Nike and Ronaldinho are back together hitting crossbars.

'Play more. Get more. You never know who might turn up.' That's the message from Nike as they surprised one lucky pick-up game in Rio de Janeiro with the great man. The former Barcelona play-maker, who Nike are saluting with a new version of his signature Tiempo on Sept. 2, made sure one lucky youngster beat the queue after winning a signed pair of the white and gold boots in a crossbar challenge set by R10 himself.

Of course, Ronaldinho didn't leave without doing his party trick as he hit the crossbar with an audacious rabona flick wearing his own pair of Nike Tiempo Legend "Touch of Gold" boots. They're so damn beautiful.