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The Hottest Drops of the Month: November 2019

With November drawing to a close and Christmas right around the corner we round up the hottest product drops of the month. More quality boot offerings from Nike and PUMA were joined by specials from heritage brands Diadora and Lotto. And as brands began to unveil their Euro 2020 kits, there was a much hyped collaboration that dominated the lifestyle scene. Here’s what caught our attention…

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1 | Nike Terra Pack – Starting off as we normally do with the best boot releases, and Nike continued its trend of splitting their four main silos, this time pairing up the Mercurial (both Superfly 7 and Vapor 13) and PhantomVNM in new colourways, fresh for the return of the Champions League. Pick them up here.


2 | PUMA Flash Pack – PUMA updated the Future to give us the 5.1 this month, which, although arriving under the ‘Flash Pack’ header, came solo, with a design that placed agility at its centre thanks to a newly engineered knit upper and integrated NETFIT technology, wrapped up in a stunningly strong “Blue/Black" colourway. Grab yours here.


3 | Diadora Brasil ‘Made in Italy’ Blackout – Is there much better in football than a proper classic boot, drenched in darkness. And November gave us not one, but two prime examples, as Diadora kicked off the month in fine fashion, launching the sumptuous quality of its classic Brasil ‘Made in Italy’ in a black out execution. It's available here.


4 | Mizuno Brazilian Spirit Pack – Mizuno made their final moves of 2019 by rolling out updated colourways on their Morelia Neo II and Rebula 3 that paid tribute to some of the greatest Brazilians to wear the brand. Check out both silos here.


5 | Limited Edition Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 – Nike have turned up their limited edition Mercurial game for a devastatingly understated take on the Vapor XIII to coincide with the biggest shopping day in the world, and in particular in China: Singles Day. You can still get yours here.


6 | Lotto Stadio 'Made In Italy' Blackout – The second black out classic of the month, also made in Italy. If fine Italian craftsmanship is your kind of thing, along with a healthy respect for tradition, you're in luck. Grab it here.

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7 | Nike Tiempo Legend VIII "Black/White/Volt" – Dressing the Tiempo up for Winter, Nike launched the Tiempo alone, complete with and without Anti-Clog, depending on your preferences. Available here.


8 | PUMA 'Winterised Pack' – Divisive in terms of its aesthetic presentation, but certainly one for those cold months, the 'Winterised Pack' incorporated 'Thinsulate' technology into both the Future and ONE silos. Shop them here.


9 | PUMA Future Orbiter 'Winterised' – The Future Orbiter sneaker is a transformation of the Future 4.1 football boot, as PUMA embrace the football-meets-lifestlye trend. As with the boots from the "Winterised Pack" the Future Orbiter features Thinsulate insulation to keep your feet warm. Get them here.


10 | Palace x Juventus x adidas collection – After months of speculation surrounding the rumoured link up, the three-way collab exploded into life early on in the month. Yep, this one was as hot as it gets, so it'll come as no surprise to learn that it's sold out. Snooze you lose.

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11 | Umbro x Pretty Green – Come together for their first-ever collaboration, the Umbro x Pretty Green collection exists an ode to vintage sportswear silhouettes from the 90s. With a heavy influence of rock’n’roll, the collaboration symbolise the brands' love for both. Shop the full collection here.

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12 | New Balance LFC '6 Times' Black Collection – Admittedly, this is one that will only appeal to people of a certain persuasion from Merseyside. Combining black and gold in celebration of Liverpool's European pedigree, this is a slick looking collection none-the-less. Pre-order the shirt here.


13 | adidas Germany Euro 2020 Home Shirt – adidas continued the hype building for Euro 2020, unveiling numerous nations home shirts. Some were certainly better than others, and resting comfortably in the former camp was the Germany shirt, which saw classic stripes reinterpreted in the style of contemporary hand-painted pinstripes. Strong look and you can get it here.


14 | adidas Japan 2020 Home Shirt – While most eyes were on the Euro 2020 kits, Adidas pulled out a surprise, revealing a stunning design for the Japanese National Team to wear as their home strip for the new year. And it's available here.


15 | New Balance Ireland 2020 Home Shirt – Designed in Eden Green with tonal pin stripes, New Balance presented Ireland with a shirt that boasted a gold details popping throughout. Lot of time for this.


16 | PUMA Italy Euro 2020 Away Shirt – Expanding on the recently released Renaissance kit, the away strip was inspired by the same culture-defining era of art and architecture, featuring decadent Renaissance patterns reimagined as a modern geometric graphic, tonally incorporated in a classic white jersey. Grab yours here.


17 | adidas 'Uniforia' Euro 2020 Official Match Ball – May the hype truly commence. Named in honour of the unity and the euphoria that football can bring, the 'Uniforia' ball is designed to celebrate the togetherness that next year’s tournament will inspire across the continent. Pick one up here.

November complete.

Daniel Jones

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