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In short… create a crew and get involved.

The Nike Football App enables you to challenge others from the palm of your hand to the pitch with your feet.

This video, which quite frankly is utterly sublime shows how you can do that. Though, this is set in Mexico City and looks the bees. Players clad in the new MercurialX too, which I might add, is another beautiful addition to the X family from Nike.

 

So good.

We’ve seen many clubs we re-imagined and re-branded by talented followers of the game. Designers worldwide, united by that passion to use their talents and apply them to the football world.

Thinking about it, there are few ways to make football manager better but designing your own team brand and kits could take it to a whole new level. Oh how I long for the addition, as a manager, to decide whether we re-brand in house or extend it to an external agency…I digress, clearly.

Luis Callegari is a talented chap, based in Argentina. He’s put together a brilliant variety of work relating to football that you can see on his behance page here.

Most recently, putting together a full suite of creative to support the J-League’s Yokohama Marinos. It’s brilliant. Personally, I’m a fan of all things nautical so a little sucker for this but it can most certainly be appreciated by all. A logo, Kits, scarves and more – he’s got it all covered in a superb fashion.

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See more of his work, including more football design stuffs here.

Massive fan.

adidas launches its latest campaign for the new spring/summer 2015 Climachill product range, featuring international football star Gareth Bale. Climachill is adidas’ most advanced cooling technology ever, promising to keep the wearer up to 36% cooler than previous adidas clothing.

As the sun starts to rear its beautiful and much-needed self, this is a welcome addition to handle performance and training as the heat rises.

The SS15 colourway is a departure from the norm, offering a sleek, all-black look that still keeps the wearer cooler than ever – even in the height of summer.

This video is damn good.

 

Thanks to its cutting edge instant cool sensation, advanced breathability and supreme heat and moisture transfer capabilities, the range keeps body temperatures under control even in the hottest conditions. The technology enables athletes of all levels to train harder, run longer and stay focused, enhancing performance whether in training or in the intensity of competition.

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The adidas Climachill range has been revolutionary in active cooling technology due to its uniquely engineered design profile: industry-first 3D aluminum-cooling spheres are strategically located on the back and neck to correspond with the warmest area of the body, and provide an instant cooling sensation on contact.

A micro fibre fabric allows the garment to act like mesh and transports excess moisture away from your skin. The revolutionary SubZero flat yarn contains titanium and maximises surface contact with skin, transferring more heat away from the body.

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Real Madrid FC, Champions League winning footballer Gareth Bale commented on the new member of the Climachill range:

‘Moving from England to Spain meant getting used to a different country, culture, language and of course playing in warmer weather. adidas’ cooling technology regulates my temperature and releases excess moisture from my body, enabling me to perform at my best even in hot conditions.

The new black training t-shirt is the perfect example of sports apparel that looks cool and keeps you cool.’

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Dr Maarten Hupperets, Director of Future Sport Science at adidas explained why it is important to consider body temperature during working out:

‘Activity in high ambient temperatures offers a particular challenge to the human thermoregulatory system. Humans strive to maintain a stable body core temperature of about 37°C. In response to exercise, as metabolic demand and heat production increases, the body core temperature can increase up to 3°C in warm ambient conditions.

To maintain a stable body core temperature, the human body will make efforts to lose excess heat. Climachill has been rigorously tested in our state-of-the-art Clima chamber as high as 122°F/50 degree Celsius exactly to find the best possible answer to facilitate body cooling. We are confident that our innovation and coolest t-shirt ever helps athletes of every level keep at their peak optimum temperature to perform at their best in any conditions’.

Overall, it’s a smart range – high in quality, championing elite performance. Style wise, it’s minimalist on the surface which is very much a good thing – I’m enjoying the bigger adidas performance logos that are appearing on more products. Big, bold, assertive.

The new range includes tees, tanks and shorts, designed for training, running, football, tennis and cycling. It is available now from a pretty affordable £18 at http://www.adidas.co.uk and in selected retailers nationwide.

The curtain call on this seasons European football is imminent and a whole bunch of finale’s are on the horizon. Champions League, FA Cup, Europa League, The Premier League, Football League, La Liga, Serie A and so many more up and down the land will reach their conclusion.

Winners will be championed and losers will lamented. The most intense part of the season is upon us.

It’s only fitting that Nike release their ‘Intense Heat Pack’, matching those pressures with warm hues and striking colourways that symbolise the intensity and high pressure of this critical juncture in the season.

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All four of the bright uppers are united by the same color-shifting Swoosh. The lenticular effect on the Swoosh creates depth and variance in its color, which will appear prominently purple on the pitch. The cool tones of the Swoosh offset the warm shades of the upper for a stunning contrast in this colorful pack.

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Introdcing the Bright Crimson Mercurial Superfly // Total Orange Magista // Laser Orange Tiempo and the Volt Hypervenom. Unreal.

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Damn hot boots.

Professional players will begin wearing the new colorways this week and the boots will be available on nike.com March 27.

Thanks goes out to one like-minded gent and appreciator of the creative side of the game – Eric Beard for introducing Kendall and myself.

Kendall is a designer based out in the US who was fortunate enough to work with Nike, producing a series of Newspaper headline inspired prints that were used as part of the back drop for a Nike product shoot.

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Showcasing the limited edition Neymar JR Golden Hypervenom that he wore in the latter stages of the World Cup, each print uses elements of the Brazilian national team – charting the career path that Neymar has been on.

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Beautifully done, I’ve got so much time for these. If the boots were not beautiful enough, then the associating art work tips it to another level. See more of Kendall’s work here.

He’s been a much talked after, wonderkid and is now Real Madrid player – Martin Ødegaard has jumped to the fore as Nike launches its first ever home and away kits for the Norwegian National Football Team – equipped with a unique national crest that celebrates national pride, both are tasty additions to the international scene.

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Honoring Norway’s footballing heritage while incorporating the latest in technical innovation for maximum performance – The Norwegian side will debut their new away kit on-pitch against Croatia on March 28.

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The new Norway kits are designed with the athlete in mind, offering zero distractions from elite performance. They feature a new, specially designed national crest symbolizing the team’s distinctive ability to rally the collective spirit of the country.

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The home shirt is in Norway’s traditional red, with a gradient dark blue sash on the front panel. The full home kit includes white shorts and blue socks to create a timeless, crisp look.

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“The kits feel great, look modern and yet are very classic designs,” said Martin Ødegaard, Norway’s youngest-ever senior international. “I wear Norway’s colors with great pride and I look forward to getting onto the pitch in the new kits.”

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The away kit is white with a V-neck collar, and the lightweight fabric features a subtle checkered pattern. The white away shorts and socks complete the kit’s clean aesthetic.

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Nike Dri-FIT technology and engineered mesh material construction help players stay dry and cool on the pitch, increasing breathability and air flow where athletes need it most to help them perform at the highest level.

“The new Norwegian national team kits combine Nike’s design and innovation expertise and our ambition for football in this country,” said Kjetil Siem, Football Association of Norway General Secretary. “This is the first kit that carries the new crest that represents pride, solidarity and strength – common values we share as a football family and as a nation as we look to the future.”

The new Norway home and away kits are available in stores from March 21.