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Real Betis focuses on water conservation with “Forever Green” kit

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 Real Betis’ new “Forever Green” kit, the “United by Umbro” Euro collection , Nike’s “Rising Gem” boots pack, and Corinthians’ new anti-racism kits.


1. Real Betis focuses on water conservation with “Forever Green” Kit

Real Betis and Hummel Sport have continued their environmental advocacy with the launch of their latest “Forever Green” kit, marking the third year of their collaborative sustainability initiative. The kit, showcased by Betis star and vocal advocate for climate action Hector Bellerin, aims to spotlight the critical issue of water scarcity and its impact on sports fields due to climate change. This latest jersey from the “By Forever Green” program underscores the club’s message to fans: use water responsibly. With this release, Real Betis not only enhance the designs of their kits, but also engage fans in important environmental conservation efforts.

2. Nike’s releases ”Rising Gem boots pack”

Nike’s “Rising Gem Pack” spotlights the future of football boot fashion with a sleek, uniform “Atmosphere Grey and Black” color scheme across its latest lineup of boots. This premium collection features the some of nikes most popular boots, such as the Phantom GX II and Luna II, the Air Zoom Mercurial Vapor XV and Superfly IX, and the Tiempo Legend X. Each model boasts distinctive enhancements, such as chrome and bright pink accents that highlight the innovative fashion within the boots’ design. Special molded details on the Swoosh add a bright visual pop to the boots that contrast their black and grey base. This collection, which is available now on, combines performance innovation with striking aesthetics, making each piece a standout on the pitch.


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3. Umbro celebrates Euro 2024 with “United by Umbro” collection

Umbro has unveiled Part 1 of the “United by Umbro” collection before the start of Euro 2024 to celebrate the brand’s 100-year legacy. This new collection features a series of unique mash-up jerseys for European teams such as England, France, and Italy, crafted with innovative designs by Floor Wesseling. Each jersey features distinct woven crests, capturing the unique essence of each nation’s football heritage. The collection’s reveal, shot by Manchester photographer Louis Bever, masterfully blends traditional football aesthetics with modern photographic art, offering fans a fresh perspective on iconic team colors and designs.


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4. Corinthians and Nike’s fight against racism with new 2024/25 Kits

Nike and Corinthians have unveiled their 2024/25 home and away kits under the impactful campaign, “Our History is a Page in Black,” aiming to make a strong statement against racism. The kits themselves, which feature a white home shirt and all-black away shirt, feature design elements like white-to-black gradient details that visually represent the campaign’s message. The kits feature player names and numbers displayed with a font inspired by the African diaspora, helping to incorporate Adinkras symbols which enrich the kit’s narrative with their Ghanaian roots. Additionally, Corinthians, in collaboration with the Observatory of Racial Discrimination in Football, has put an emphasis on racial education and awareness by including racial literacy sessions across all levels of the club.


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