As long as I can remember, Greece has rocked Adidas for their soccer kits. Not any more, Nike and the Greek National Team has partnered up for the first time. Not that the Adidas kits were bad but this is what I’ve been waiting for in a kit. It’s simple, clean and is made of Nike Dri-FIT fabric. It features the classic Greek white and blue color palette with contrasting cuffs. Looking forward to to seeing what else Nike creates with Greece in the future.
The Greek National Team wore their new Kits for the first time on June 6th against Luthuania. They won 2-0. Oupa!!
Orange is a new trim color used in Adidas’ new jerseys for Real Madrid. This is the 1st time in the club’s history that they’ve used this color. The new “Merengue” shirt also bears a strange Comic Sans-like font for player names on the back that doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the jersey’s modern design.
Most of us have heard that Nike has been making team jerseys out of 7 recycled water bottles, but this is the first time we are getting a behind-the-scenes look at the actual production process. Whoever created this technology has truly done something to help our environment, as I can see this lightweight fabric replacing cotton or wool, in many instances.
Last week, I experienced Nike’s new SPARQ Sensory Performance innovations in action. I have no doubt in my mind that this new approach to vision training in conjunction with all other aspects of physical training will give an edge to the athletes who utilize these advancements. What’s most interesting is that vision training can be used by athletes of all levels to increase focus, reaction times & anticipation in any sport. I could rattle off a list of athletes off the top of my head that could use vision training immediately: Ahem… Josh Hamilton… Ahem…
SPARQ Sensory Performance is a system of technologies, products and programs designed to assess, analyze and improve an athlete’s visual and sensory performance. It’s another step in Nike’s nearly 40-year legacy of delivering game-changing innovations to help athletes perform at their peak.
“Sensory training is at the cornerstone of how we can build better athletes,” said Paul Winsper, SPARQ Performance Director. “With SSP we’re able to integrate both sensory and physical training together. This performance philosophy has resonated with some of the top athletes, teams and clubs throughout the world.”
Everyone of us at We Are the Process is in love with indoor soccer shoes, so when I came across this new model of the Nike5 Lunar Gato, I had to post it. What’s cool about these is that these are a new take on the popular Street Gato, with a Lunar sole! Anyone who has run with a Lunar sole knows the kind of comfort you get. Typically indoor soccer kicks can be difficult to wear for a prolonged period of time simply because the soles are thin. That’s not going to be a problem in these bright-ass, cherry-colored kicks. You can’t beat a gum sole either! Win-Win! Available now at Eastbay for $85. Read the rest of this entry »