Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
For the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, adidas have given the Copa Mundial's a colourful face lift. The original Copa Mundials were released in 1982 and have gone on to sell more than 10 million pairs worldwide. They have remained favourites with park footballers and pros alike, being worn by some of football's greatest names including Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Zico and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Designed specifically for firm ground pitches, the new boots boasts kangaroo leather upper and heel sections, which provide excellent control and touch, alongside superior comfort. The new coloured Copa Mundials retail for £145 and are available at adidas performance stores nationwide or at www.adidas.com. The classic black and white design is still available for those who prefer to keep their footwear low-key.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Jeff Wasson from Oregon has sold what is believed to be one of the first prototypes of a Nike shoe to one of the world's biggest shoe collectors. Wasson, was given the shoe in 2010 by Tom Bowerman (son of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman) and sold it to Jordan Geller, who owns hundreds of original Nike shoes housed in his ShoeZeum in California. According to Geller the shoe is a prototype of the Moon Shoe, the first Nike shoe made under the company's previous name, Blue Ribbon Sports. Nike handed out pairs of the shoes, named for their waffle-patterned soles that looked like the marks made by the boots of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin when they roamed the surface of the moon three years before, at the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. The shoe features a "fat belly" swoosh, which is the original look of the logo designed by Portland State graphics design student Carolyn Davidson in 1971 for a fee of $35. After Wasson was asked to fell some trees for Tom Bowerman. Tom discovered one of the original waffle irons his father used to devise Nike's first soles as well a batch off old shoes buried by his father. In gratitude Wasson was given the prototype shoe as a keepsake.