Manchester United footballer Paul Pogba has collaborated with ethical fashion designer Stella McCartney to create Adidas' first vegan football boots.
Football star Paul Pogba and Stella McCartney have teamed up with Adidas to launch its first vegan football boots.
Adidas’ Predator Freak football boots are made from 100% vegan materials and part recycled materials.
Pogba and McCartney’s creative journey began in lockdown and stemmed from the duo’s mutual passion for fashion, sport, and supporting the planet.
Moreover, the limited Adidas vegan football boots will be released on the Adidas app on October 22 and will be available to purchase from November 1st.
Vegan football boots
Joining Adidas, Pogba and McCartney’s Predator Freak football boot dare to push boundaries while protecting the environment.
The vegan shoes have a distinctive silhouette, with a fresh white primeknit upper that is adorned with iconic leopard and Earth Protector graphics.
In a statement, Paul Pogba said: “I am a footballer first and foremost, but I have a huge interest in fashion and design and I’ve always wanted to explore this further.
“I’ve been a fan of Stella McCartney’s work for a long time, so when we came together for The Huddle last year and had this idea, it felt like the perfect opportunity to create something.”
In addition, ethical fashion designer Stella McCartney added: “Creating with the planet in mind is core to the Adidas by Stella McCartney partnership.
“Working together on the design and bouncing ideas off each other was such a fun experience, and the boot perfectly fuses the world of fashion and football, showing how we can continue to create with the planet in mind.
Veganism in football
Football is a sport that has inspired people of all ages for generations. The sport plays a crucial part in influencing its fans in a positive way.
Furthermore, veganism in football continues to grow as the plant-based movement rapidly evolves.
In 2011, Forest Green Rovers became the first vegan football club in the UK.
Club Chairman Dale Vince cut meat from the matchday menu and got his players on a plant-based diet to improve their performance.
In addition, Chelsea FC has launched a vegan kiosk in its Stamford Bridge arena.
It is so encouraging to see football organisations use their platforms to support the plant-based movement, we hope there is more to come!
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