Real Madrid Never Follow | ADIDAS

ADIDAS | Real Madrid Never Follow

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ADIDAS has today launched a Real Madrid special, as part of its new First Never Follows film series. A number of players from Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League winning squad feature in the film, alongside manager Zinedine Zidane, as they shut down criticism off the pitch by performing on it.

The series – featuring bespoke films of some of the biggest clubs, players and managers in the world – provides a defiant response from a series of star players to the feverous gossip, debate and hype that surrounds each club in the build-up to the start of the 2016/17 season.

The film shows the squad, who made history in last season’s UEFA Champions League with la Undecima, arriving at a game amidst the clamour of hostile fans. Rather than confronting the ‘blah, blah blah’ off the pitch, the players let their performance on-pitch speak for itself, with Bale and Benzema teaming up to silence the hostile fans with a breath-taking goal, complete with Bale’s trademark ‘Road Runner’ feats on the way.

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In the film, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Marcelo and James Rodriguez wear the new third kit for the coming season, as well as the new Speed of Light boots – the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL in Solar Yellow and X16+ PURECHAOS in Solar Red – which will be worn on pitch for the first time in the UEFA Super Cup on 9th August and for the start of the 2016/17 season.

The new Real Madrid third kit is a black colourway with purple accents. The design on the shoulders represents the road from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to the fountain of Cibeles, which the club’s passionate fan base will recognise well as the traditional victory route taken by the team to celebrate a trophy win. The Undecima coat of arms on the shirt celebrates the fact that Real Madrid was the first club to lift the UEFA Champions League eleven times.

Paul Pogba stars in film trailer to tease new series

Paul Pogba to star in new series!

 

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Ahead of the new season; there is endless speculation and gossip amongst the media, fans, ex-players and experts about players and clubs – who will succeed and who won’t. The First Never Follows film series is a statement that the time for talking is over, and a call to let the players do the talking on the pitch instead.

 

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The latest trailer film is a prelude for individual, bespoke films for each of adidas’ six largest clubs – Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus and AC Milan – to be revealed from tomorrow. These films will feature adidas stars from across the six clubs and will also launch the third kits of each club for the coming season.

In the film, Paul Pogba can be seen wearing the new Solar Yellow ACE 16+ PURECONTROL, defiantly telling viewers not to believe everything they read in the papers.

 

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adidas teams include: Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, FC Bayern München, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, AC Milan, Juventus F.C., Real Madrid C.F., AFC Ajax, S.L. Benfica, FC Basel 1893, FC Kobenhaven, and FC Schalke 04.

adidas Football releases new Speed of Light boots

adidas Football releases new Speed of Light boots

 

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adidas Football has today unveiled its Speed of Light boots, a cutting-edge range released ahead of the start of the 2016/17 season.

Inspired by the colours created by the refraction of light during light speed experiments, the boots are available in Solar Red, Solar Yellow and Shock Blue colourways. They come in adidas’ X16+ PURECHAOS, Ace 16+ PURECONTROL and MESSI 16+ PUREAGILITY styles.

 

 

The X16+ PURECHAOS – which is designed for the fastest players in the world – has been transformed into a Solar Red colour to represent the ultimate in speed. adidas’ lightest and most aerodynamic shoe features a state-of-the-art PURECUT SOCK SYSTEM which covers the boot laces to give players the ultimate fit X16+ PURECHAOS will be worn by the likes of Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez.

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The ACE 16+ PURECONTROL – one of the most innovative boots in the industry and the world’s first high-performance laceless boot – has been transformed into a striking Solar Yellow colour. The Primeknit upper and NON STOP GRIP (NSG) technology delivers an unrivalled surface for close ball control. The ACE 16+ PURECONTROL will be worn by the likes of Paul Pogba and Ivan Rakitic.

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The MESSI 16+ PUREAGILITY has been given the Shock Blue treatment. Inspired by the world’s best player, the boot features a PURECUT internal lacing system and an innovative SPRINTFRAME, designed to provide stability and traction in the lightest possible weight.

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Sam Handy, Vice President of Design said: “The Speed of Light Pack is the most dynamic range of boots adidas has ever launched, designed to help players standout and lead on the pitch. Spearheaded by the fastest boot we’ve ever built, the most agile boot we’ve ever built, and the boot which takes ball control to another level, our new footwear will be integral to deciding some of the biggest games this season between the world’s best players.”

 

 

Kit Launch | Adidas And Juventus Present The Away Jersey For The 2016/17 Season

Adidas And Juventus Present The

Away Jersey For The 2016/17 Season

 

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Drawing inspiration from the club’s own tradition, the new away kit was designed to emphasize the tight bond between Juventus and Italy and to recall the blue jersey worn during the UEFA Champions League in 95/96 season. Hence the idea of the blue colour for the away jersey with a reinterpretation of an all-time classic in a most innovative way.
Design

The away jersey 2016/17 comes with a two-toned blue design creating a dynamic effect which recalls the home jersey’s design.

A crew-neck model, the new away jersey features the adidas white logo on the right and the Juventus crest with three gold stars on the left. The iconic three stripes on the shoulders are white. The collar and the sleeve cuffs are black and white.

To complete the kit: white shorts with the adidas logo in blue and blue socks with white details.

The new away kit will be worn for the first time in one of the pre-season friendly match, during the Australian summer tour.

 

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adizero Technology

The new Authentic kit will allow players to be faster and more comfortable on the field. It is made using a lightweight fabric which increases breathability by providing greater freedom of movement and comfort without sacrificing flexibility and resilience.

 

The replica jerseys, on the other hand, feature the climacool ventilation technology designed to help keep your body cool and dry through holes, breathable materials, fabrics and special stitchings.

 

These jerseys are made of recycled polyester, which has a lower impact on the environment as it reduces emissions, and therefore plays a key role in the adidas program to protect the environment and promote sustainability.

 

The new kit will be on sale from today in all adidas and Juventus official stores, in the main sport retailers and through the adidas and Juventus e-commerce channels worldwide.

 

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Zinedine Zidane to award Adidas stars with ‘Firsts’ during UEFA EURO 2016

Zinedine Zidane to award adidas stars with ‘Firsts’ during UEFA EURO 2016

 

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Legendary midfielder will decide what merits a ‘First’ for star players

 

As UEFA EURO 2016TM moves into the knockout phase, adidas today unveiled the latest “First Never Follows” film in which legendary midfielder, Zinédine Zidane, is given the power to award ‘Firsts’.

Throughout the tournament, adidas has awarded Firsts to players who break new ground in the competition, from Gareth Bale’s 30 yard free-kick to Manuel Neuer’s fingertip save against Ukraine. As the spotlight on adidas’ star players increase, Zidane will now be the gatekeeper for awarding these Firsts moments.

 

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Zidane is one of the most decorated players of all time and knows exactly what it takes to win, most recently becoming only the seventh person in history to win the UEFA Champions League as both a player and a coach. Now, he will be watching the closing stages of this summer’s tournament and making the ultimate decision about whether what happens on the pitch is worthy of First status. For each First moment, the player in question will be awarded with special badges on adidas’ social media channels.

 

The “First Never Follows” film, narrated by a young football fan, recounts some of Zidane’s most iconic moments on the pitch, including winning the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships for his country, as well as scoring one of the all-time great goals in the final of the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid.

 

 

For further information please visit adidas.com/football

 

Fracas: UEFA EURO 2016 Official Match Ball — adidas Football

Fracas: UEFA EURO 2016 Official Match Ball – adidas Football

 

ADIDAS today launched Fracas, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA EURO 2016TM knock-out phase and the ball that will decide who competes in – and ultimately wins – the tournament final on July 10th.

 

 

To launch the ball, adidas hosted an exclusive event at Cité de la Mode. The Fracas ball was unveiled as part of a 360o light show with thunderous sound effects, designed to emulate the atmosphere and feeling of being in the stadium during a knockout fixture of UEFA EURO 2016TM. Miralem Pjanic, who has just signed for Italian champions Juventus, was in attendance to reveal Fracas.

 

Some of Paris’ biggest talent from music, popular culture and fashion were also in attendance having previously worked with adidas to help with the naming of the ball. The name – which translates to ‘clamour’ in French – was chosen to encapsulate the drama and uncertainty associated with knock-out games. The unpredictability of the latter stages of a major tournament is also captured in the dynamic red and black design of Fracas.

 

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Sam Handy, Vice President of Design, explained the thinking behind the new design: “For Fracas, we wanted to be bold with our design direction and create something that incorporated the emotions felt during the latter stages of tournament football. Beau Jeu was all about tactical football; doing what you had to do in order to get to the knock-out stages. Fracas is a more disruptive design. It represents the noise of the crowd and the excitement around a winner-takes-all mentality on the pitch.”

 

 

The structure which underpins both Fracas and Beau Jeu has been in development for over 18 months and takes the best elements of the Brazuca FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball, including the innovative panel shape. The two balls, which together will decide the winners of UEFA EURO 2016TM, feature improved surface structure and blocking, offering enhanced grip and in-flight visibility. During this development process, both balls have been tested independently by top players such as Gareth Bale and Iker Casillas.

 

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Special Edition | ‘Paris Pack’ as part of ADIDAS Football Limited Collection

Special Edition | ‘Paris Pack’ as part of ADIDAS Football Limited Collection  

 

 

adidas Football pays homage to the host nation of UEFA EURO 2016 with the launch of the Paris Pack, a limited edition collection of footwear for the pitch and street.

 

Available in street versions ACE 16.1 ST, X 16.1 ST and pitch versions ACE 16+ PURECONTROL and X 16+ PURECHAOS, Paris Pack features an explosion of colour in red, white and blue to represent the host nation of this summer’s tournament.

 

The ACE 16.1 ST features a PRIMEMESH Upper Material, PRIMECUT Ankle Sock and Low to the Ground Futsal Outsole with Heel BOOST Cushioning, offering the ultimate control for street players looking to dictate the game. The X 16.1 ST features a Textile Upper Material, TECHFIT Sock and Football BOOST Lifestyle Outsole – designed for the street player who likes to cause chaos with incredible skill and speed.

 

 

The pitch versions have the same technical features as the latest range of high performance adidas boots, the Mercury Pack, with the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL and X 16+ PURECHAOS completing Paris Pack.

 

The X16+ PURECHAOS is designed to harness speed. The updated SPRINTFRAME outsole delivers traction and stability for high-speed movements whilst the TECHFIT lacing system provides a glove-like fit. The ACE 16+ PURECONTROL features a Primeknit upper and NON STOP GRIP, delivering an unrivalled surface for close ball control.

 

 

 

Paris Pack will be available to purchase in limited quantities from today. For further information please visit adidas.com/football

 

Gareth Bale: First Never Follows | adidas Football

Gareth Bale: First Never Follows | adidas Football

Two-time UEFA Champions League winner and Welsh star man Gareth Bale is the latest player from adidas to feature in his own First Never Follows film, which was launched today ahead of Wales’ key clash with bitter rivals, England.

 

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The film is narrated by a young football fan, who describes how Bale’s speed, power and swerve have made him one of the most revered talents in the modern game. Bale was instrumental in helping Wales qualify for their first UEFA European Championships and played a starring role in Real Madrid securing La Undecima last month.

 

 

In the film, Bale can be seen wearing the new X 16+ PURECHAOS, the boots that he’ll be wearing as he looks to help his team progress to the knockout stages of the UEFA EURO 2016TM.

 

Collaboration | Paul Pogba with world-renowned photographer, Juergen Teller

Collaboration | Paul Pogba with world-renowned photographer, Juergen Teller

 

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With the UEFA EURO 2016 now underway, adidas has unveiled a stunning collection of photography of French midfielder, Paul Pogba. The imagery was captured by world-renowned photographer, Juergen Teller, who is widely recognised as one of the most influential photographers of his generation.

 

adidas commissioned Teller to travel alongside Pogba and document the football star in a mix of portrait and still life photography in the build-up to this summer’s tournament. The result is a raw and intimate portrait of the player – one of 21st Century football’s most dynamic and exciting personalities. The imagery also showcases a rare fusion of art, fashion and sport.

 

 

Included in the collection are a number of images of Pogba at the Juventus FC training ground, demonstrating his unique relationship with the ball. Known for his cool, off-kilter, informal point-and-shoot style, Teller also captured Pogba away from the football pitch. Shot at home as well as on the streets of Paris, with his brothers, the photography provides an exclusive snap shot into the life of one of footballs most interesting talents.

 

 

This photography project marks the latest collaboration between Pogba and adidas, who signed the 23-year-old star player for a long-term partnership in March 2016. At the time, Pogba was quoted as saying:

 

“This is the first sponsor contract I’ve signed and it’s a very important decision for me. I chose adidas because we have shared passions and values. adidas has the same vibe as I do, on and off the pitch.” He also added: “I love music, dance, and fashion, but my biggest passion is football, and I needed a brand that would give me the space to express myself and explore new frontiers. In adidas, I found a partner with the same goals as me.”

 

Teller, a respected art photographer represented at leading galleries internationally, as well as a contributor to publications as diverse as W Magazine, Vogue Paris, 032C, and System, is a contemporary legend with a signature aesthetic. The photographer is also an avid football fan and loyal supporter of both Bayern Munich and the German national team. He has published numerous editorial and books with a football focus.

 

Teller’s photographs will launch exclusively in a collection of publications, while a showcase and limited edition zine will debut in Paris during the UEFA EURO 2016.