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Adidas and Stormzy drop Merky FC 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 Adidas and Stormzy Predator 24 boots, a Vinicius Jr. and Nike Air Max inspired kit, Manchester City and Puma’s new 2024-2025 kit, and the new Filling Pieces “bridge the gap” campaign.


1. Adidas and Stormzy drop Merky FC Predator 24 Boots

Adidas and UK rap artist Stormzy have launched the limited edition Merky FC Predator 24 boots, highlighting their commitment to diversity and inclusion within the world of football. These Stormzy designed  boots feature a striking look with a black base and bright volt yellow accents. The new Merky FC logo has also been given a color change, and is prominently displayed on the tongue and outsole of the shoe. These boots dropped on May 14, and symbolize a unique and powerful partnership between Adidas and Stormzy. This collaboration offers footballers worldwide a chance to support their impactful initiative that focuses on creating opportunities for diversion and inclusion within football.


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2. Vinicius Jr. debuts Nike Air Max Inspired Kit for FC 24

Vinicius Jr. has teamed up with Nike to bring a virtual Air Max inspired kit design from FC 24 to life. The collaboration draws inspiration from the Air Max Plus Tn, which feature an array ofbright sunset colors. The kit was originally revealed as part of FC 24 Ultimate Team’s Season 6: Team of the Season, with Nike deciding to make it available for purchase online shorty after. This unique collaboration highlights Vinicius Jr.’s stylish flair, combing the classic design of Air Max with his uniquely inspired color-way. The kit is now available at


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3. Man City and Puma debut 2024-2025 season jersey

With Manchester City fighting to capture their fourth Premier League title in five years this weekend against West Ham, Puma has unveiled their new 2024/25 home kit, highlighting the city’s 0161 area code. This unique 0161 detail is threaded through the trim, collar, and cuffs, emphasizing the city of Manchester’s distinct identity. The main body remains in traditional sky blue, giving a clean and classic look to the champions. “City” features on the rear collar, while the 0161 number sits inside. The jersey debuted May 16 at and is available now at ProDirect


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4. Filling Pieces: “Bridge the gap”

Filling Pieces launches a powerful campaign rooted in the landscapes of Suriname, marking a connection between homecoming and culture. The campaign follows a young man’s return to his ancestral land, where he rediscovers his heritage and identity. Through his experiences, the brand invites its audience to embrace unity and self-discovery. Led by Creative Director Guillaume Philibert, this deeply personal journey celebrates Surinamese culture and the ongoing mission to ‘Bridge The Gap’ between diverse worlds. Filling Pieces is inspiring through their exploration of roots and cultural unity.


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