Since 1970, adidas has been the purveyor of matchballs for some of the football world’s biggest stages. From the World Cup to various continental championships, these tournaments have yielded revolutionary changes in the football world. The newest release, the EUROPASS will debut at the 2008 European Championships. The EUROPASS is a combination of the past and the contemporary, with panels referencing the style of footballs seen in the past alongside various contrasting highlights. As well, the ball uses new technology which allows for optimal control regardless of the conditions. In recent memory, goalkeepers have complained that the latest ball technologies have benefited the player through increased power and swerve, the EUROPASS sets to right the playing field and offer better glove to ball grip. Available soon at select adidas dealers.
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Lakai’s Japanese division has just released some exclusive joints which feature custom make ups of Lakai’s popular signature models. Among these releases are a paint splatter Carroll Select, Buffalo Check Howard Select and the Cement Series. The Cement Series includes the Koston, Howard and Carroll. Available now at Mita.
While most people are familiar with the Chuck Taylor All-Star, a look here reveals some lesser known Converse models such as the Weapon Ox, Chevron Star and Pro Leather. These models are part of the latest Chevron & Star campaign. Available now at Mita.
An exclusive Brazil only version of the Nike Blazer is set to release this month. Created with inspirations from vinyl, the black leather upper of the Blazer includes patent lines to signify the grooves seen on vinyl. The Blazers will release only at Sao Paulo shop, Art Walk. Release date is set for December 10th.
Last month, Stussy ran an interview with the people behind the book Mascots & Mugs. The book documents the characters and cartoons from some of graf’s most notable and important artists. A series of t-shirts with artists such as Blade, Tack, Daze and Doc were created. Available now through Stussy Direct.