ADIDAS PREDATOR TELSTAR 2018 WORLD CUP EDITION

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adidas surprises us with the release of a limited edition of the adidas Predator boot inspired by the 2018 Russia World Cup.

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The Germans keep showing that 2018 is their year and after the launch of the World Cup boots of the Energy Mode Pack, they have decided to release a second version of the adidas Predator for the disqualifying stage which share the design of the official Telstar World Cup football with a decoration in white and red as a tribute to the host country under the name «MECHTA», «dream» in Russian.

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The new adidas Predator Telstar presents a new pixeled design with the corporate colors of the brand over with the three adidas stripes over it in a golden hue. In the heel has also been added the logo of the World Cup that stands out over the black background in gold, the color of the prize, the color of success.

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Its technical characteristics are the ones that we have already described more than once: an incredibly soft Primeknit upper with a 3D finish in the forefoot achieved thanks to the different layers of this fabric that is completely protected by the ultra-thin synthetic lining that adidas calls ControlSkin.

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The sole doesn’t change either on a functional level, it keeps the ControlFrame plate combined with Boost, a material that is also present in the inner insole. Also, adidas has once again provided this element with an spectacular look, matte golden and black hues that won’t go unnoticed.

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Nike Always Forward Pack – First Look

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The Nike Always Forward pack was unveiled with an on-sale date of October 17th. The pack features a blue Phantom Vision, Hypervenom, and Tiempo along with a Volt color on the Mercurial Vapor and Superfly. Always Forward will come in two waves with the second set to debut later this year.

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The Nike Always Forward colorway was focused on players being cool under pressure and took inspiration from NASA. The deep blue featured on the cleats is actually the same color used by NASA to keep astronauts calm. Knowing that takes away any excuses for panicking when you’re on the ball.

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The Volt yellow used on the Superfly and Mercurial Vapor is a classic and beloved Nike color aimed more at game changers. It has been seen on everything from Barcelona FC jerseys to soccer cleats previously. It is no accident that it is featured on the Superfly and Mercurial Vapor as they are Nike’s dedicated speed silos. It’s not hard to imagine Christian Pulisic or Tobin Heath changing the game in a flash wearing these brightly colored cleats.

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With the latest colorway already debuted on the field by Mal Pugh and Tobin Heath, you can look forward to seeing these on pitch everywhere very soon. They shouldn’t be hard to pick out.

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We take a look at who made the cut in what turned out to be a busy week of limited edition, next-generations, custom, and throwback boot spotting.

It’s that time of the week again. We take a look at who made the cut in what turned out to be a busy week of limited edition, next-generations, custom, and throwback boot spotting. From Madrid to Millwall, via Toronto and Turin. Let’s go…

Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) PUMA x Pro:Direct ONE 18.1

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Hector Bellerin switched into the LDN City Pack edition of the PUMA ONE as Arsenal beat Watford 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday. The pack was a PUMA x Pro:Direct collaboration with London influencers Poet & Yinka, and featured a design inspired by London tower blocks and the people that fill them.

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) PUMA x Pro:Direct Future 2.1

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West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic was also repping the LDN City Pack in the capital this weekend as he switched into the Future 2.1 edition in the Hammers’ 3-1 win over former Premier League heavyweights Man United. The Future boot also featured a tower block aesthetic with a «No Ball Games» sign on the heel.

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) adidas Predator Accelerator

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Sheffield United midfielder Mark Duffy has managed to get his hands on a pair of the adidas Predator Accelerator re-releases to wear for the first time against Millwall on Saturday. In typical Predator style Duffy bagged himself a hat-trick of assists as the Blades came out 3-2 winners. These will never not look good on pitch.

John Fleck (Sheffield United) Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III

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Duffy’s central midfielder partner John Fleck was also representing the old school on Saturday as he whipped out his Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III boots. The Scotsman has been wearing the 2004 edition for the entire 2018/19 season to date. Another boot that we’ll never tire of seeing on pitch.

Cristian Penilla (New England Revolution) Nike Mercurial Vapor

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The craftiest boot spot of the week goes to Cristian Penilla for colouring in his Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 boots to look like an adidas Nemeziz. Yep, we see you Cristian. To be fair it’s not a bad attempt at all, but adidas may have a few words if he’s an official Three Stripes player. That’s if they even spot it…

Victor Camarasa (Cardiff City) Mizuno Morelia Neo II

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It’s good to see more Mizuno representation in the Premier League at any time, but especially when their boots look this sharp. Cardiff City’s Victor Camarasa was sporting the «Gold/Black» Morelia Neo II on Sunday as his side lost at home to fellow Premier League strugglers Burnley.

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) PUMA Future 2.1

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Antoine Griezmann was wearing a custom PUMA Future Netfit 2.1 boot in the goalless Madrid derby at the weekend. The design was created and hand painted by Orravan Design – the man behind numerous custom boots on the pro scene including designs for Lukas Podolski & Bakary Sako. Griezmann’s boots featured tributes to Atleti and Fortnite.

Willian (Chelsea) Nike Next-Gen

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Chelsea winger Willian switched into a blacked out version of an upcoming Nike silo in training last week. The Brazilian’s boots resemble the recent PhantomVSN series and are likely to be the new design that replaces the long serving Hypervenom line. Stay tuned…

Anthony Barylla (Zwickau) Nike Mercurial Superfly 360

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Anthony Barylla provided one the most satisfying custom Mercurial Superfly 360 designs of the weekend in the German third tier of football. A clean royal blue upper with white and matching Swooshes. Job done.

Daniele Favale (Torino) Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7

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Torino U17’s Daniele Favale played against rivals Juventus wearing the Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Chapter 7 design at the weekend. There’s some irony in playing against your biggest rivals wearing the signature boot of their best player, but it’s a smart boot, one of the best from the full collection, so all is good.