Paul Pogba and fashion designer Stella McCartney have teamed up with Adidas to launch the sportswear brand's first 100 per cent vegan football boot.
Manchester United footballer Paul Pogba has teamed up with Adidas to launch the sportswear brand’s first 100 per cent vegan football boot. This innovative concept has also witnessed the involvement of fashion designer Stella McCartney. The Predator Freak model is available to buy on Adidas’ website. Such a design is certainly quite interesting, considering the sustainable and innovative style of the design. The boot further conforms to both elite performance and vegan standards for clothing.
“I am a footballer first and foremost, but I have a huge interest in fashion and design and I’ve always wanted to explore this further. This collaboration has been particularly special for me because I’ve been a fan of Stella McCartney’s work for a long time, so when we came together for The Huddle last year and had this idea, it felt like the perfect opportunity to create something. It was in the middle of lockdown and I was missing playing football so much, so it was an incredible feeling to be able to focus on something that combines my love for the game with my passion for style. The boots we created with Adidas are bold and unique, and I can’t wait to wear them when I step onto the pitch,” said Pogba.
The Manchester United footballer has been in good form in recent times. It will be interesting to see if Pogba goes on to score a goal or provides an assist wearing this newly launched boot. Wendie Renard is set to slip into them for her next three fixtures, starting with France’s women’s world cup qualifier against Estonia which is interesting.
McCartney expressed her excitement following an opportunity to collaborate with the French footballer, who is known for his passion for fashion.
“Since the start of my collaboration with Adidas, we’ve continued to push the boundaries in high-fashion and performance wear so it’s incredibly exciting to be expanding into the world of football with the superstar athlete Paul Pogba. Last year during lockdown, Adidas brought Paul and I together for The Huddle which is where this idea was first born. Hearing how passionate he was about fashion and learning how much we had in common really sparked the inspiration for co-creating this iconic boot,” she stated.
“One comment that stuck with me was how fashion was part of his personality both on and off the pitch, so it was important for this to shine through in the design. Creating with the planet in mind is core to the Adidas by Stella McCartney partnership and as the first Adidas vegan football boot, the Predator Freak also uses part recycled materials. Working together on the design and bouncing ideas off each other was such a fun experience, and the boot perfectly fuses the world of fashion and football, showing how we can continue to create with the planet in mind,” added McCartney.