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adidas & Prada Unveil First Ever Joint Football Boot Collection

Taking some unprecedented steps in the development of its relationship with the world of fashion, adidas has revealed a first ever joint football boot collection with Prada, recoding iconic adidas silos through Prada’s Linea Rossa.

Bringing two worlds together for a revolutionary first, adidas and luxury fashion house Prada have combined to explore and celebrate the fundamentals of their respective DNAs – adidas performance footwear reimagined with luxury materials, meticulous craftsmanship and design details synonymous with Prada’s Linea Rossa. The result is specially engineered releases of iconic adidas boot franchises that combine the sophisticated codes of Prada, with high-performance football technologies unique to adidas. The collection reimagines the three leading adidas products – the Predator Accuracy, the Copa Pure and – in a first official appearance – the next generation X Crazyfast.

The pack is linked through a lining and upper expertly crafted with the finest leather with the bold red iconography of Linea Rossa, and a clean mono-colour base of black, white and silver.

The boots are set to be worn on-pitch by some of the best footballers in the world including Catarina Macario or Paulo Dybala in Copa Pure, Rafael Leão in X Crazyfast and Pedri in Predator Accuracy.

The adidas Football for Prada collection will be available in limited numbers via the adidas CONFIRMED App from 22 – 25 May 2023, as well as and selected Prada stores from the 25 of May, 2023.

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In what is our first look at the all-new X Crazyfast, we get a reworking of the new silhouette (bizarre when it hasn't even been released yet!) with a premium leather coming into play, whilst the design stays true to the lightweight structure and translucent visual that the X franchise is renowned for. With this, leather – interspersed with adidas’ Fusion Skin – prominently flows throughout the design, including the heel lining for an elevated material finish without compromising the core visual values of the X.

The structure of X’s semi-transparent mono-mesh material on the mid-foot cage has been adapted from the original grids to showcase the triangles of Prada’s brand identity. This is continued throughout the silhouette with the Linea Rossa red logo that adorns the heel of the boot.

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The Predator Accuracy is reimagined with a nubuck finish for the first time which is wrapped in Fusion Skin for a lighter, performance-first end-product. The boot is finished in a bold classic black, interrupted only by the Prada Linea Rossa stripe of the tongue and heel – which becomes translucent as it hits the tooling on the sole, and application of performance rubber on the upper.

These soft ‘spikes’ feature on the medial and lateral sides of a Predator boot – extending coverage on the surface, to optimise ball control and shooting accuracy. The spikes have also been transformed into triangles, in celebration of Prada’s design DNA.

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The Copa Pure is a nod to the design codes of both brands’ vast archives. Its shimmering silver leather upper, synonymous with Prada, is finished with a leather lace cover – paying homage to shoes of adidas’ past, and Prada’s iconic application of the finest materials.  

This full-leather shoe is completed with the integration of Fusion Skin, which offers the player delicate control on the ball, and soft cushioning on the forefoot via a traditional quilted effect for that trademark Copa touch.

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The adidas Football for Prada collection will be available May 25 via CONFIRMED, and select Prada stores.

Daniel Jones

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