words // Zac Dubasik
With only a month to go until the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, adidas has unveiled their Battle Pack cleat collection. The pack features five models - each with what adidas is called a "disruptive" black and white pattern - including Lionel Messi’s signature adizero F50, the Predator, Nitrocharge, 11Pro and adizero F50.
The pack will debut on-field at the UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon on May 24, and every adidas player, including Messi, Mesut Özil, Dani Alves, Luis Suarez, Oscar, Philipp Lahm, Karim Benzema, Javi Martinez and Jozy Altidore, will wear Battle Pack during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The look of the pack was inspired by war paint worn by native warriors, and feature gold Stripes to represent the legendary World Cup trophy. “The World Cup is the biggest stage in all of sports and Battle Pack will make a bold and disruptive statement on field,” said Ernesto Bruce, director of adidas Soccer for adidas America. “Our designers took direct inspiration from Brazil and injected a never before seen look onto our most innovative cleats. The best players in the world will wear Battle Pack as they chase the ultimate goal of the FIFA World Cup trophy.”
If you're interested in your own pair, they go on pre sale May 12th on adidas.com, and land in stores on May 26th. Check out the full collection below.