If you’re a lover of The Beautiful Game, or if you’re just tuning in for the World Cup, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the exuberant footwear on show. Fluorescent orange, day-glow pink, chartreuse and violet with two-tone color fades, swirls, tiger stripes, paint splashes and reptile skin patterns – anything and everything goes, and the more garish the better. The days of black boots with white stripes are long gone!
In comparison, these new limited edition boots by Adidas are sophisticated fashion. Indeed, they look like they were designed by Missoni. The Samba Primeknit is the worlds first knitted football boot, utilizing high tech waterproof yarn and an innovative manufacturing process to produce boots that are lighter and use fewer materials. I’m not convinced that the look will catch on, but one can only hope.