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Jude Bellingham premieres adidas “Japan Blue” Predator 24 boots

At Life After Football we extend the weekend with the EXTRA TIME +4 section. Every week we highlight four stories in the world of football, fashion and lifestyle, in order to keep you updated on fresh and relevant news. This week features the new “Japan Blue” Predator 24 boots worn by Jude Bellingham in the Champions League Final victory for Real Madrid, a Pro: Direct Soccer and Adidas F50 inspired Lamborghini, the new Jules Koundé x The Football Gal collab kit, and the Kappa and Big Mamma Pizza 5-a-side kit.

EXTRA TIME +4

1. Jude Bellingham premiers Adidas “Japan Blue” Predator 24 boots

Jude Bellingham premiered the “Japan Blue” inspired Adidas Predator 24 boots during Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory at Wembley. The Real Madrid midfielder, known for debuting various other Predator 24 colorways, showcased the latest “Japan Blue” edition in the thrilling 2-0 victory against Dortmund. This new design, inspired by the iconic 2002 Predator Mania, features a “Royal Blue” upper accented with stylish white and red details. Bellingham’s performance not only scented his European success  but also gave fans an exclusive look at the stylish new boots ahead of their official release.

 

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2. Pro: Direct Soccer and Adidas F50 inspired Lamborghini

The popular online retail company Pro: Direct Soccer celebrated the return of the iconic Adidas F50 boots by transforming a Lamborghini with an F50-inspired body wrap. With the body wrap styled by designer “FD From the Future”, the custom Lamborghini cruised through the streets of Manchester and created a buzz among both football and car fans. Pro: Direct Soccer shared the car’s locations on social media, challenging fans to find it. The fastest participants were rewarded with a free pair of the newly re-released F50 boots, helping to make the release an exciting promotional event.

 

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3. Jules Koundé x “The Football Gal” collab kit

Jules Koundé has collaborated with renowned custom kit designer Diana Al Shammari, better known as The Football Gal, and Adidas Paris to release a limited edition floral embroidered jersey. Shammari, who has gained fame in the footballing world for her intricate football shirt designs, previously worked with the French international on an embroidered Nigo x Adidas Japan third jersey. The recent Koundé jersey, featuring flashy floral embroidery and patterns, will be available at the new Adidas Champs-Elysées flagship store in Paris starting June 22. This unique piece highlights the intersection of fashion and football, bringing a fresh, artistic touch to new Koundé shirt.

 

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4. Kappa and Big Mamma Pizza 5-a-side kit

Kappa has teamed up with Italian restaurant group Big Mamma to create a unique jersey for this year’s Kappa Cup 5-a-side tournament. The jersey, designed for the Paris edition this past Saturday, pays homage to Neapolitan street style with its retro white and green stripes and vintage designed collar. The gold accents of the shirt add a touch of elegance, while the main sponsor spot prominently displays “PIZZA 3000,” reflecting Big Mamma’s culinary heritage. This collaboration between Kappa and Big Mamma celebrates their shared Italian roots, blending fashion, football, and food in a tribute to their home nation.

 

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